Yost Qualifies for Nationals as GC Women’s Cross Country Takes Eighth at Regionals

Senior Katherine Yost
Senior Katherine Yost

WINGATE, N.C. – Senior Katherine Yost (Norcross, Georgia) was at it again Saturday, taking fourth at the NCAA Southeast Regional, qualifying for a run at the NCAA Finals, and leading her team to an eighth place finish at the meet.

Yost takes All-Southeast Region status for the third and final time in her stellar career, and qualifies for the NCAA Finals for the second-straight season. The senior crossed the line in fourth place at 22:11 for the 6K race, the third best time in school history. Yost owns the top-five times in the recordbooks.

The team ran to an eighth-place finish, a three-slot improvement over last year. The Bobcats got 208 team points, just seven behind Flagler College in seventh. The team title went to Queens University from the South Atlantic Conference (SAC). The Bobcats were fourth among PBC schools, behind fourth-place University of North Georgia, Augusta University in sixth and Flagler. The eighth-place finish for the Bobcats is the best since 2009, when Georgia College finished a school-best fourth.

Second on the squad and 45th overall was sophomore Tessa Allen (Atlanta) crossing the line in 24:47. Freshman Sydney Brown (Canton, Georgia) responded well to her first NCAA postseason action, taking 48th in a personal-best 24:32.

Sophomore Anna Tipton (Hartwell, Georgia) was 58th in 24:46, while senior Rebecca Winslow (Lawrenceville, Georgia) rounded out the scorers at 60th in 24:49.

Yost will take to the course for the final time in her lauded career, Saturday, Nov. 18 at the NCAA Finals in Evansville, Indiana.

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