GC Women’s Cross Country Finishes Second in Bobcat Invitational

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women's cross country team posted a second place finish in the Bobcat Invitational Friday, with Young Harris College taking home the top honors. 

Leading the way for the Bobcats was Taylor Roeck (Cumming, Ga) finishing in fourth place in the 5K race with a time of 20:39. Shortly after Roeck crossed the finish line, teammate Rachel Pasko (Jefferson, Ga.) completed the race with a time of 21:07, her personal best, and good for sixth.

Taking seventh place was sophomore Lena White (Smyrna, Ga.) with her personal-best time of 21:29. Rounding out the top-10 for the Bobcats was Bekah Houston (Dalton, Ga.) finishing two spots behind White at 21:59, a personal record, and giving Georgia College four runners within the top-10. Whitney Sweet (Roswell, Ga.) crossed the finish line in 13th place for the Bobcats at 22:37, giving them all five runners finishing in the top-15.

The Bobcats totaled 39 points overall, trailing Young Harris by five. Winning the Bobcat Invitational was Nicole Smith from YHC with a time of 20:12. Young Harris finished all of its runners within the top-12, good enough to edge out the Bobcats.

The GC cross country team will be back in action Sept. 21 in the Pop Crowell Invitational, hosted by Gordon College.   

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