September 29, 2012

GC Women's Cross Country Competes in Roy Griak Invitational

MINNEAPOLIS – Georgia College women's cross country saw themselves jump into the regional ranks despite having a very young team; Saturday Sept. 29 that young team traveled to Minneapolis to compete in a 6K race hosted by the University of Minnesota. The Roy Griak Invitational consisted of 413 runners, with the Bobcats taking 27th out of 38 teams.

Junior Allison Lones (Kathleen, Ga.) finished first on the team for the first time this season, coming in with a time of 25:05 and finishing 144th overall. Placing right behind Lones was freshman Taylor Roeck (Cumming, Ga.) with a time 25:09 and 152nd overall.

Senior Victoria Dobson (New Hamburg, Ontario) was 188th overall, with a time of 25:34. Sophomore Whitney Sweet (Roswell, Ga.) crossed the line in 25:51 and added 212nd place, while Meghan Wetterhall (Atlanta) rounded out the scoring for the Bobcats, coming in 246th, with a time of 26:18.

Georgia College cross country will next compete Friday Oct. 5 as they make the trip to Augusta, Ga. to compete in the Jaguar Invitational. It will mark GC's last race before the Peach Belt Conference Championships Oct. 20.

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