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.
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.
Puskas surged to the lead entering the final mile and held off the rest of the field to finish the 3-mile course in 18 minutes, 25.7 seconds, for her biggest cross country win of a still-young prep career.
Green Valley’s Milton Amezcua was the top Southern finisher, in fourth place with a time of 17 minutes, 15 seconds in Saturday’s Class 4A boys state cross country championship race at the Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks.
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.
Coronado’s boys cross country team took four of the top five spots Tuesday to win a five-team meet at Sonata Park.
Green Valley’s Omar Rubio was tops among local runners and his performance helped lift the Gators to a second-place team finish in the Class 4A state cross country meet at Craig Ranch Regional Park.
A shoe falling off and a down day from its best runner dropped Centennial to second place at the Class 4A state cross country meet Saturday at Craig Ranch Park.
Centennial junior Alexis Gourrier won the Sunset regional cross country championship and helped the Bulldogs to the team title.