Brown Leads Bobcats to Fifth-Place Finish at Border Clash

Junior Sydney Brown
Junior Sydney Brown

VALDOSTA, Ga. – The Georgia College Women's Cross Country team took fifth place Friday night at the VSU Border Clash, hosted by Valdosta State University. Junior Sydney Brown (Canton) led the Bobcats with an 11th place finish.

Brown crossed the line in the 5K race at 20:01, just 0.7 seconds out of the top-10. Senior Grace Lynch (Snellville) came in at 21:00, good for 26th place in the 80-runner field.

Third on the squad and 28th overall was classmate Madison Bowers (Cumming), running in 21:10, while a 22:14 earned freshman Bailey Brackin (Douglasville) 37th in her first collegiate race. Junior Anna Tipton (Hartwell) came in one slot behind the rookie, at 22:24.

The Bobcats tallied 125 points, just a single behind host VSU. Georgia College was third among Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools in the race, behind the University of North Georgia in second and Flagler College in third. The University of Tampa took the team title, led by individual champion Aspen Gordon, who finished in 18:44.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Sept. 14 traveling to the University of Florida for the Mountain Dew Invitational.

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