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CGTC Cross Country Teams Set for 2014 Season Opener

September 11, 2014

Macon, GA — Central Georgia Technical College's men's and women's cross country teams will open their second season Friday, September 12 at the Georgia College Bobcat Invitational in Milledgeville.

After posting a successful inaugural season in 2013, the Titans cross country teams are ready to embrace the upcoming season with the help of some key returning runners. Returning for the 2014 season are sophomore runners Ashley Collins (Perry), T'keyah Gray (Macon), Janna Turner (Macon), Bethanie Kitchens (Macon), and Danny Shaw (Macon).

Returning for the men's team, Danny Shaw is looking to make his mark this season after competing in the 2013 National Junior College Athletic Association Half Marathon. Shaw posted a personal best and medaled at the National Championships by running the 13.1 mile race in under an hour and a half.

The cross country teams will be under new leadership this season with the recent naming of Antonio Harris as the new Titans cross country head coach. While this is Harris' first year coaching intercollegiate sports, he is no stranger to sports in Macon. Harris has coached for several years with middle school and high school sports in the area.

"We are anticipating a great second season for CGTC cross country. The student-athletes have been working really hard and are looking forward to being very competitive in the conference. CGTC has some very good runners, and if we can stay healthy we will make CGTC very proud," said Coach Harris.

New to the women's cross country team is Elizabeth Corley of Cochran, and Savannah Kruger of Macon. Joining the men's team is Chris Arredondo (Columbus), Shayne Julson (Warner Robins), Chris Link (Perry), Jonathan Maresca (Macon), and Eddie Stafford (Columbus).

CGTC Lady Titans and Titans Advance Athletic Endeavors to Four-Year Colleges

June 13, 2014

Macon, GA — Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) and Central Georgia Technical College Athletics is pleased to announce that five former Lady Titans and Titans have signed Letters of Intent to continue their education and athletic endeavors at four-year postsecondary institutions.

The Lady Titans capped off a successful 2013-2014 season with a 16-4 conference record, 22-13 overall. This season marks the first time the CGTC women's basketball team has won a Georgia College Athletic Association (GCAA) post-season game, advancing them to the semi-finals of the conference tournament.

The trio of Ta'Kierra Gibbs, Emili Russ, and Laura Cherranfant led the Lady Titans throughout the entire season. Gibbs, a 5'9" sophomore guard from Eatonton, ended the season averaging 17.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 4.2 steals. Emili Russ, a 6'0" sophomore forward from Oxford, garnered 12.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.8 steals. Laura Cherranfant, a 6'2" sophomore forward from Lauderhill, FL, rounded out the Lady Titan signees averaging 3.8 points and 5 rebounds on the season.

Gibbs, Russ, and Cherranfant have all signed Letters of Intent to continue their education and showcase their athletic talents at Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC), Georgia Southwestern University (Americus), and Thomas University (Thomasville), respectively.

On the men's basketball side, the Titans were able to secure their best season in school history with their 12-8 conference record, 22-13 overall. The men's basketball team garnered a second place spot in the GCAA tournament, earning them their first trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tournament.

Cameron Baker, a 6'1" sophomore guard from Columbus, dominated the 2013-2014 season averaging 18.9 points, 3.4 assists, and 2.7 steals. Baker is the first basketball player in CGTC Athletics history to earn 1,000 career points. Nigel Jackson, a 6'9" sophomore from Fayetteville, helped the Titans by averaging 3.4 points, and 0.9 blocks this season.

Baker has signed a Letter of Intent to attend Columbus State University (Columbus) in the fall, while Jackson will take his talents to Pfeiffer University (Misenheimer, NC).

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Macon, GA 31204

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