Marietta Sweeps Cobb County Championships

Marietta swept the varsity titles at the Cobb County Championships Saturday. The boys poured it on led by Kamari Miller, who once again put on a show, pulling away from the field scorching the course clocking a 15:19 for the overall win. The Blue Devils placed four runners in the top nine positions, including Jared Fortenberry 3rd place at 16:24,  James May 4th in 16:35, and Cade Mayfield 9th at 16:57 for a 53 point margin of victory over team runnerup Harrison. Riley Kerstine of Kennesaw Mountain took 5th overall at 16:44. 

Boys championship race video by Marietta XC 

Kamari Miller eyes the finish line around the final turn. (photo by Harrison XC)

Sully Shelton placed 2nd overall going 16:06. (photo by Harrison XC)

Jared Fortenberry (324) of Marietta took 3rd overall in 16:24 (photo by Harrison XC)

Girls championship lead pack, (l-r) Betsy Gordon, Sophie Boice, Sarah Burwell. (photo by Harrison XC)

There was an intense battle held in the girl's championship race between Marietta, Pope, and Walton. The Lady Blue Devils came out of the fray victorious by five points over defending 7A state champ Hillgrove. Marietta put three runners in the top ten, led by Betsy Gordon's 3rd place finish at 19:30. 

Sophie Boice of Pope and Sarah Burwell locked in a duel for the title. (photo by Harrison XC)

There was quite a battle going on upfront for the individual title throughout the race. Eventually, Sophie Boice from Pope pulled away for the win posting a time of 19:11 leading the Greyhounds to third as a team. Walton's Sarah Burwell claimed runner-up honors at 19:22. Rounding out the top five was the Hillgrove duo of juniors,, Ava Brooks, in fourth at 19:31 and Lizzie Smith 5th in 19:38.