Marietta Distance Carnival Featuring Steeplechase In Photos

-Girls 1600m Heat 1 

(All photos by Dan McCauley)

The 8th Annual Marietta Distance Carnival w/ Steeplechase was THE MEET Distance runners had been looking forward to.  The combination of great competition combined with perfect weather set the stage for a full day of fast performances.  Meet Director and Marietta Blue Devils Head Coach Nick Houstoulakis and Head XC Coach Jack Coleman, along with an experienced Starter, and Timer Travis Gower kept the meet moving at an impressive pace.  It was truly a great day of racing!

Hannah Schemmel of St. Pius X and Luna McCauley of Paideia in the 1600m

Betsy Gordon, Ashley Sosa, Ashley Thompson, and Elle Mezzio put on a strong chase

Hannah Schemmel with an impressive victory

 Luna McCauley held off the fast charging Ellie Mezzio

Boys 1600m blast around the first turn

Miller takes the lead on his home track.

But, Truitt dug in and took his first win of the season.

Holy Innocents' Joe Sapone proved he will be a force to be reckoned with.

Zack Truitt and his coach, sister Brittany Truitt.


Pace Academy Girls earned a big win in the DMR

Robert Mallis of Pace grabs the lead in the Boys DMR Heat 1

Edward Blaha pulls away from Christian Gonzales of Decatur

 Blaha and his Pace teammates won the Distance Medley Relay

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets return to the scene of past victories to cheer on siblings and future teammates.

Riley Perlakowski of Harrison dominates the 2000m Steeplechase

Perlakowski gets big air 

Perlakowski leaves the competition in her wake 


Matthew Brown of Hart County sails away from his competition

Harrison Team members and William Carlton of Decatur never give up

  The Judges scored this splash a perfect 10

Matthew Brown is Nationals bound with the win in 6:14.46

Meet Director Nick Houstoulakis keeps the meet rolling

A great race in the DMR between Woodland and Oconee County

  Woodland Girls celebrate their victory in the 4x800

Boys 4x800 Heat 1

 The Gainesville Boys set a Meet Record in the 4x800

Girls 800m Heat 1

Senior, Kennedy Morris of Marietta led much of Heat 1 in the Girls 800m

Hannah Schemmel takes her second win of the day in the 800m

 Heat 1 of the Boys 800m

Parker Buchheit of Harrison and Seth White of Pickens

Buchheit checks the clock while taking the win

Zack Truitt of Landmark Christian dug deep to secure 2nd place

Girls 3200m Heat 1 Leaders

Girls 3200m Heat 1 chase pack

Macie Pfeuffer of Marietta pushes the pace on the front

Rylee Evans of Woodland wins Heat 1 in 11:40.50

Clara Heppner runs 11:39.30 solo from Heat 3 for the Overall 3200m Win

300 meters into the Boys 3200m and the pack has come to terms with the inevitable

   The  'Show' fans came out to watch: Kamari Miller, Justin Wachtel, and Andrew Jones 

Mac Howie of Wesleyan attacks Christian Gonzales, Jared Fortenberry, and Eli McCauley

Andrew Jones is The Man today

Marietta Girls earn the 4x400 victory and the Overall Team win with 49 points

Cartersville Girls take 2nd place in the 4x400

Parker Buchheit runs to the 4x400 win as the anchor leg for Team Champions Harrison 

Cartersville Boys take 2nd place in the 4x400