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.
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.
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.
Isabella Davis finished Tuesday’s 3.1-mile race in 24 minutes, 1 second to finished first at the girls cross country meet at Tech.
Coronado’s boys cross country team took four of the top five spots Tuesday to win a five-team meet at Sonata Park.
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.
Green Valley’s Austin Rogers has been aiming all season long to run a 3.1-mile course in less than 16 minutes. The senior finally got his wish Saturday morning in a tune-up for the postseason.
It didn’t take long to determine which team would win the Lake Mead Invitational’s girls large-school cross country race Saturday.
The Centennial girls cross country team is a dominant force.