The Centennial boys claimed their second straight Class 4A state championship, while the Coronado girls earned their second crown in school history.
Jazmin Felix finished the 3.1-mile course at Veterans Park in 19 minutes, 28.6 seconds to win the Class 4A state cross country title.
Nicholas held off hard-charging Massimiliano Swenson of Bishop Gorman to become Desert Oasis’ first region cross country champion. The Diamondbacks also won the boys region team title, another first in school history.
Basic’s Raquel Chavez used her change of pace to her advantage in winning the 4A Desert Region girls race at Veteran Memorial Park in Boulder City on Friday.
Franklin had the fastest time among boys over two races, racing through the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 0.4 seconds. Felix had the fastest girls time, at 18:31.8.
Nathan Carlin pulled away from the field Tuesday and helped Foothill’s boys cross country team capture the freshmen race of the Bud O’Dea Classic at Desert Breeze Park.
Claire Rawlins trailed Basic’s Raquel Chavez for much of the race, but stayed within striking distance to the end. She then raced past Chavez and held off Sierra Vista’s Sarriah Brown to win the 3.1-mile race in 19 minutes, 16 seconds.
Coronado placed its five scoring runners in the top eight Tuesday to win an eight-team boys cross country meet at Sonata Park.
Coronado placed five runners among the top seven Tuesday to easily win a six-team meet at Sonata Park.
Host Foothill’s girls cross country team grabbed seven of the top eight spots to easily win a Southeast League cross country meet Wednesday.