CHARLOTTE, NC. – The Georgia College Men's Cross Country team paced their way to a 22nd-place team finish in a 42-team field at the Queen City Invitational in Charlotte Friday, with senior Shawn Olmstead (Buford, Georgia) leading the charge on the 8K course.
Olmstead finished a team-high 50th overall, slotting in just under the 27 minute mark with a time of 26:51. The senior improved on his 8K time from the Mountain Dew Invitational, shaving off well over a minute. Quillian Holland (Dublin, Georgia) also snuck inside the top-100 in 91st-place, his best 8K finish of the season, crossing the line at a time of 27:53.
Thomas Hall (Fayetteville, Georgia), George Dyer (Brunswick, Georgia) and Andrew Cowick (Bogart, Georgia) rounded out the scoring for the Bobcats. Hall finished 139th at 28:59, while seniors Dyer and Cowick crossed the line in 157th (29:36) and 198th (31:55).
Georgia College tallied 645 points at an average time of 29:02. Fellow Peach Belt Conference members Augusta University and Flagler College topped the overall leaderboard, finishing first and third, respectively.
The next meet for the Bobcats is at home, hosting the annual Bobcat Invitational at the Council Farm Course on Saturday, Oct. 12. Race time has yet to be determined.
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