CARROLLTON, Ga. - After taking fourth place at the Bobcat Invitational in Milledgeville, the West Georgia Wolves are gearing up for a run at the Gulf South Conference championship at 10 a.m. (EST) Saturday in Montevallo, Alabama.
The Wolves have continued to improve at each meet this season, as they haven’t placed lower than fourth after finishing sixth in the Falcon classic to begin the season. UWG head coach Ryan Bailey has his team peaking at the right time, as the Men’s squad has rattled off two top-five finishes back to back in their previous two meets. The team placed fourth last weekend at the Bobcat Invitational and finished with a first-place finish at the UWG invitational the week before that.
Junior Solomon Komen, who is West Georgia’s top runner, has taken the conference by storm this season. After finishing in tenth place in the first meet of the season, Komen has not finished less than second in any other meet, including two back-to-back first-place finishes in the past two weeks. Komen is also coming off the best 8k time of his career (25:07) last week and is looking to continue the trend in the Conference championship.
In the 2018 GSC Championships, Komen earned First Team All-GSC honors, finishing 10th in the 8K with a time of 25:43.
Michael Fabiano, David Walker, and Jonah Morris also have continued to improve throughout the season and look to carry their own momentum into the conference championship. All three have set personal-bests for the season, and have consistently churned out top-20 finishes, proving themselves to be instrumental in the Wolves' success this season.
The competition will be stiff, as several of West Georgia’s conference rivals be participating in the event, such as Lee, Montevallo, West Florida and West Alabama. The Gulf South Conference championship will be held on October 26, 2019 in Montevallo, Alabama, in the same location where the Falcon classic was held, and the Men’s race will begin at 10:00 a.m.