Silliman Sets School Record, GC Men Take Sixth at Bobcat Invite

2018 Bobcat Cross Country
2018 Bobcat Cross Country

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — In a massive 18-team field, the largest in school history, the Georgia College Men's Cross Country team took sixth place at the 2018 Bobcat Invitational Saturday.

Sophomore Brennan Silliman (Douglasville) edged his brother Collin Silliman (Douglasville) by one and one tenth of a second to take the top slot for the Bobcats at seventh overall. Brennan finished in 25:17.5, with Collin at 25:18.6. Brennan's time topped the old 8K record set by his brother at the 2017 PBC Championship. Collin's time today was also better than his old record, and is now second in the school recordbooks.

Junior Shawn Olmstead (Buford) was third on the team and 32nd among the 162 runners, crossing the line in 26:25. Senior Austin Campbell (Cumming) continues to the make the most of his final season, finishing 43rd in 26:40 for the 8K race, shaving 10 seconds off his personal best. Rounding out the scoring finishes was the rookie Lance Underwood (Blairsville) at 46th, a time of 26:42 to his credit, also a personal record.

UNC Pembroke's Silus Kipokech broke the course record with a 24:08 time, leading his Braves to the team title as well. The University of Alabama-Huntsville took second.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Nov. 3 at the PBC Championships in Augusta.

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