By Trevor Kuss, sports information assistant
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia College women's cross country is in the process of gearing up for the Peach Belt Conference Championships (PBC) and they may have just found reinforcements. Sophomore Lena White (Smyrna, Ga.), a walk-on added to the team after the season was already underway earned a top-20 finish in her first collegiate race, helping lead the squad to a third place finish at the Jaguar Invitational, hosted by Augusta State University.
Freshman Taylor Roeck (Cumming, Ga.) continued her extremely successful first year with the team, finishing 11th out of 66 runners Friday evening. She finished the 6K course in 25:38. Also in her first year with the program, sophomore Whitney Sweet (Roswell, Ga.) took the course in 26:33, coming in 17th.
White would finish just seven seconds behind Sweet with a time of 26:30, in 19th. Madeline McCane (McDonough, Ga.) put up her first scoring finish of the season, coming in 26th overall with a time of 27:19. Emily Cary (Snellville, Ga.) rounded out the scoring coming in 27th overall, finishing right behind McCane with a time of 27:24.
GC took third place in the nine-team race. The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Oct. 20 at the PBC Championships in Montevallo, Ala.
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