Bobcat Cross Country Men and Women Land in USTFCCCA Southeast Region Rankings

Bobcat Cross Country Men and Women Land in USTFCCCA Southeast Region Rankings
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by Riley Williams, sports information student

NEW ORLEANS, La. - ​​The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has released its regional rankings for week four of the 2018 season. Both Georgia College men's (fifth place) and women's team (seventh place) did not move any spots from the previous week's rankings.

The men's team started the season ranked eighth out of 10 in the Southeast Region. After a dip in week two, the Bobcats posted two second place finishes in a row, which allowed the squad to move up to fifth in the region headed into week five.

Colin Silliman (Douglasville, Georgia) ​​and his brother ​Brennan Silliman (Douglasville, Georgia) ​​have been the top two runners for the men this season. They have the top times in every event so far this year and with the Bobcat Classic being on home turf they will have an edge on their opponents.

The women's team in 2018 have not finished lower than third in any meet. They also secured a win at the Louisville Classic with ​Sydney Brown (Canton, Georgia) ​​and ​Maddy Howe (Dacula, Georgia) ​​both placing in the top-20 at the event. The Bobcats are currently seventh going into week five of the season as they prepare for the Bobcat Classic Invitational.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Oct. 20 as they host the Bobcat Invitational at the Council Farm course. 

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