Yost Takes PBC Women’s Cross Country Championship and Leads GC to Third Place Finish

Yost Takes PBC Women’s Cross Country Championship and Leads GC to Third Place Finish

FORT BENNING, Ga. - Katherine Yost (Norcross) topped an 89-runner field and cruised to the first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) title in school history Saturday morning at Fort Benning, finishing with a time of 17:18 and leading the Bobcats to a third-place conference finish among the 11-teams in attendance.

Yost's 17:18 run is the fastest in the PBC this season and breaks her own school 5k record by 51 seconds. The PBC Runner of the Year earns All-PBC status for her finish, as well as a spot in the NCAA Regional Tournament.

Following Yost for the Bobcats, Sydney Brown (Canton) finished 21st with a personal-best time of 19:03:8, placing her just ahead of Tessa Allen (Atlanta) who finished 22nd with a personal-best time of 19:04:7.

Trailing Allen was Grace Lynch (Lawrenceville), who picked up a 24th place finish with a  personal-best time of 19:07:6.

Rounding out the scoring for the Bobcats was Rebecca Winslow (Lawrenceville), who placed 31st with a personal-best time of 19:17:3.

The Bobcats' third-place finish is three spots higher than the team's performance in last year's PBC Championship.

The NCAA Southeast Regional will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 in Wingate, North Carolina.

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