BEACH ISLAND, S.C. – With all five finishers in the top-20 overall Saturday, the Georgia College Men's Cross Country team took runner-up honors at the 2018 Jaguar Invitational, hosted by Augusta University.
Sophomore Brennan Silliman (Douglasville, Georgia) led the team for the second-straight race, busting through the 8K course in 26:38. Senior Austin Campbell (Cumming, Georgia) was second on the team and 10th overall, finishing in 27:15.
Sophomore Wilson Moore (Douglasville, Georgia) took 11th place with a 27:17 time, while rookie Lance Underwood (Blairsville, Georgia) responded well to his first collegiate 8K, taking 14th in 27:27. Junior Shawn Olmstead (Buford, Georgia) rounded out Georgia College's counting scores in 20th at 27:51.
"This was a step in the right direction for our men's team," said head coach Steven Cary. "I thought they ran much smarter this morning than we did in Valdosta. We still have room to improve, but I saw a lot more teamwork in this race. Brennan ran a strong race leading the team. I was very impressed with Austin and Wilson; they ran outstanding races. We're making strides forward every week. These guys are going to be at their best when it counts."
The Bobcats had just 54 points, coming in 37 behind the team leader in host Augusta. Among the rest of the eight-team field were three Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools in Clayton State University, Lander University and Francis Marion University.
The Bobcats will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Louisville Classic in Louisville, Kentucky.
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