CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia men's cross-country program is making waves this fall, as the Wolves picked up their first region ranking since head coach Ryan Bailey took over the program.
The Wolves were ranked 10th in this week's South Region poll, one of six Gulf South Conference teams in this week's ranking. Lee remained No. 1 in the South Region Poll and Alabama Huntsville moved from fourth to second to give the GSC the top two teams in this week's poll. The Wolves joined Montevallo, Mississippi College, and West Alabama to round out the toughest league in the South Region.
Solomon Komen has been stellar for the Wolves through the first two meets of the year with two top-five finishes and the top time of the past 15 years. Komen ran a blazing 25:14:53 at the Montevallo Falcon Classic to open the season, coming in 10th at that meet. That time was the best 8K time for any UWG runner in the past 15 years of UWG Cross-Country. Komen then finished second in the UT-Chattanooga Twilight Meet last weekend.
As a team, the Wolves finished sixth in the Falcon Classic and then picked up a second-place finish at the Twilight Meet. West Georgia will be back in action at home next weekend at the UWG Invitational in Carrollton.