LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Running in a massive 35-team field, the Georgia College Men's Cross Country team took runner-up honors at the Louisville Classic, competing in the 8K Silver Race.
The Bobcats had 93 team points, behind only the Indiana University Run Club. Division III Hanover College was third, the NAIA's William Carey University fourth and Division II Kentucky Wesleyan College fifth.
Junior Colin Silliman (Douglasville, Georgia) held a blistering pace in his first race of the season, crossing the line in 25:53. The Bobcat leader was fifth in a field of 276 runners, posting the fifth-best 8K time in program history. His brother Brennan Silliman (Douglasville, Georgia) gave the Bobcats two top-10 finishers by taking 10th, a 26:11 time.
Third on the team and 26th overall was senior Austin Campbell (Cumming, Georgia), taking the course in a personal-best 26:50. Junior Shawn Olmstead (Buford, Georgia) took 33rd overall in 27:01, while freshman Lance Underwood (Blairsville, Georgia) came in two seconds later in 35th place, a personal-best for the rookie as well in his second 8K race.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Oct. 20 at the team's lone home meet, the Bobcat Invitational.
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