BEECH ISLAND, S.C. – The Georgia College Men's Cross Country team took fourth at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship Saturday, with both Collin Silliman (Douglasville, Georgia) and Brennan Silliman (Douglasville, Georgia) bringing in All-PBC finishes.
Collin Silliman finished tops for the Bobcats and seventh overall, taking the 8K in 25:13. His time beats the school record that younger brother Brennan Silliman set at the Bobcat Invitational by just one second. Today, his brother came in just one slot and three seconds later. The Silliman brothers repeat as All-PBC honorees after taking the honor last season. They both join the elite class of Daniel Horseman, Richard Dobson and Josh Hollar as the only two-time honorees in program history.
Third on the squad and 24th overall was junior Shawn Olmstead (Buford, Georgia), finishing the course in 26:27. Completing his first PBC Championship in a personal-best 26:38 was freshman Lance Underwood (Blairsville, Georgia) good for 27th, and senior Austin Campbell (Cumming, Georgia) started the final postseason of his career with 28th, tying his personal best with a 26:40.
The Bobcats had 87 team points, just six out of third place and Flagler College. UNC Pembroke won the team title with 36 points, and UNCP runner Joshua Chepkesir was individual champion as well in 24:22.
GC Men's Cross Country is back in action Saturday, Nov. 17 at the NCAA Southeast Regional in Dahlonega, Georgia.
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