May River’s girls and Beaufort High’s boys won the team titles at the Beaufort Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Habersham Village.
The Sharks scored 46 points to edge host Beaufort by nine and claim the crown in the 11-team girls division.
May River’s Emma Peluso (20:09) held off Beaufort’s Shannon Smith by three seconds to win the girls title, as all five of the Sharks’ scoring runners finished in the top 15. Smith (20:12) led three Eagles with top-10 finishes.
Perla Jimenez (21:04) was third to lead three Bluffton runners in the top 10, helping the Bobcats finish third in the team standings.
Beaufort’s boys turned in a dominant performance, with all five of the Eagles’ scoring runners finishing in the top 10 and the next two in the top 18. The Eagles posted a team score of 32 points to edge May River by seven. Marlon Belden led the way for Beaufort with a winning time of 16:39, finishing 37 seconds ahead of runner-up Armando Jimenez of Bluffton.
Owen Andrews (17:35) was third to lead three May River runners in the top five.
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