Kennesaw Mountain teams DID run off right after races to ready themselves for Homecoming after the Cobb Co. Championships. The girls and boys teams both took 4th. Way to go Mustangs! It was good to see Andrew get a shout out but when is our boys team going to get some recognition?
Location: Cobb County Corps Property 5690 Old Stilesboro Rd. Acworth, Ga 30101 Girls JV - 3:45 p.m. Boys JV - 4:30 p.m. Varsity Girls - 5:10 p.m. Varsity Boys - 5:50 p.m. Girls Preview: For the first time in a few years, the top teams from Cobb County will get to race without homecoming or other interruptions. Harrison comes into the meet ranked #1 in the state and should be the clear favorite. Walton will be without a couple of their top runners, but hope to do their best to defend their county title against the Hoyas. Lassiter adds another top 10 in 5A and Allatoona is #1 in 3A, both should be fighting for a podium spot. Individually, defending champion Marcie Merriman should be at the front with her hard charging tactics, however she'll have her hands full with Molly Schenck from Pope running great and some fast times run by Kaylee Isaacs of Harrison and Alexa Womack of Walton this season. Boys Preview: The Walton boys come in a clear favorite, ranked #2 in all-class and hope to gain their first county title in three years. However, if the Raiders slip up there are some strong teams ready to take them down. Pope is ranked #3 in 4A and #10 all-class after a great race at Westover, while a young Harrison team and a resurgent Marietta moving up the 5A rankings. Individually, Patrick Fleming has the fastest times in the county this year, but should expect a challenge from the Walton trio of Brian Sullivan, Kenan Farmer, and RJ Torres. Andrew Maritim of Kennesaw Mountain, Steven Summey of Kell, and Adel Yoonis of Wheeler should also be in the lead group around the Corps property. Expect some warm weather and even hotter competition on the course Saturday afternoon. Thanks, Travis Gower