MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College's Men's Cross Country team has had an exciting season this year, with two second-place finishes. The Bobcats have finished in the top-10 of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCA) Poll each week this year, with the most recent sixth-place spot.
The Bobcats will look to build off of this stellar season in their biggest meet yet, the NCAA Southeast Regional, held this Saturday, Nov. 17 at the University of North Georgia.
The Silliman brothers have led the Bobcats this year, both beating school records. Collin Silliman (Douglasville) beat his younger brother Brennan Silliman's (Douglasville) previous school record in the 8K by just one second at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship, with a 25:13. The brothers finished seventh and eighth overall at the PBC Championship, and repeat as All-PBC honorees.
Joined by the Silliman brothers are senior Austin Campbell (Cumming), junior Shawn Olmstead (Buford) and freshman Lance Underwood (Blairsville), all of whom have been top-five finishers for the Bobcats consistently throughout the season.
Freshman Quillian Holland (Dublin), sophomore Wilson Moore (Douglasville) and freshman Thomas Hall (Fayetteville), who will act the alternate, will also represent Georgia College at the NCAA Regional.
Saturday's NCAA Regional meet is slated to get underway at 9 a.m. The race will take place at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus in Oakwood.
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