2019 FloXC Countdown: #16 Georgia Women

Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 25 cross country teams and individuals in the NCAA this season which will be LIVE on FloTrack. And, be sure to watch our LIVE FloXC Podium Reveal Show Monday, August 26th at 10 AM CT. The No. 16 women’s spot goes to Georgia, and here's why:

Probable Top Five:

SR Jessica Drop (9:11 3K; 15:38 5K; 77th at ’18 NCAA XC)

JR Samantha Drop (16:31 5K; 33:28 10K; 30th at ’17 NCAA XC)

SR Yanely Gomez (16:47 5K; 34:38 10K; 23rd at ’18 SEC XC)

SO Skylar English (68th at ’18 NCAA South XC)

SO Nicole Pachuta (127th at '18 Pre-Nats XC)

Impact Freshmen/Transfers:

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Analysis:

With redshirt junior Samantha Drop added back to the roster this season, the Georgia Bulldogs look poised to punch another ticket to the national meet after missing qualification last fall. In 2017, the squad was led by Drop and her twin, Jessica, both of whom ran to All-American honors, for a 17th-place finish—the best placement by UGA at NCAAs in more than a decade. 

Senior Yanely Gomez missed the outdoor season, but enters cross country with experience at the national meet (140th in 2017).

FULL RANKINGS HERE

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