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.
Green Valley’s boys and Coronado’s girls won the Class 4A Sunrise regional cross country team titles on Friday morning at Veterans Memorial Park.
Arbor View’s Keith Williams led at the front of a pack of five runners early. Eventually, he managed to hold off PahrumpValley’s Bryce Odegard and Centennial’s Alexander Miller in the final quarter mile, putting in a good finishing kick to cross the line in 16 minutes and 13 seconds.
Centennial junior Alexis Gourrier won the Sunset regional cross country championship and helped the Bulldogs to the team title.
Green Valley senior Omar Rubio won the Sunrise regional cross country meet as the Gators coasted to the team championship.
Centennial’s boys cross country team had three of the top six runners on Monday to win the Bud O’Dea Classic freshman race at Desert Breeze.
Originally in a pack of three, Durango senior Frankie Bisacky broke away in the last half-mile to win on the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 18.8 seconds.
Centennial’s Alexis Gourrier, who finished the 3.1-mile race in 17 minutes, 34.7 seconds, has finished first at the Las Vegas Invitational in each of her three years of high school.
Centennial’s girls cross country team had the top four runners and nine of the top 11 to win a six-team meet at Floyd Lamb Park on Wednesday.
Ian Jackson and Tim Myers finished first and second Thursday to lead Arbor View’s boys cross country team to victory in a six-team meet at Floyd Lamb Park.