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.
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.
Nathan Cromwell finished first in a 2.8-mile race at Sonata Park on Tuesday to lead Coronado’s boys cross country team to victory in a five-team meet.
The Centennial girls cross country team is a dominant force.
Dajour Braxton was awarded the No. 1 racing bib by meet director John Dixon before Thursday’s Division I Sunset Region meet at Sunset Park.
Foothill sophomore Karina Haymore struggled at the start of the Southeast League girls championship race on her home course Saturday.
The top runners on the Centennial girls cross country team are starting to make winning look easy.
Palo Verde junior Noah Landers and Centennial senior Dajour Braxton have a budding cross country rivalry.