The Centennial boys claimed their second straight Class 4A state championship, while the Coronado girls earned their second crown in school history.
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.
Conner Nicholas picked up his fourth victory in an invitational meet this season by capturing the large-school race of the Lake Mead Invitational on Saturday at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Centennial had the top three finishers and four of the top six Thursday to easily win a boys cross country race at Floyd Lamb Park.
Foothill had the top three finishers and four of the top six on Thursday to win a five-team girls cross country meet at Cornerstone 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.
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 Tom Dougherty and Eddie Smisson took the top two spots in the sophomore boys race to lead the Cougars to the team title at the Bud O’Dea Classic on Tuesday at Desert Breeze.