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.
Here is a recap of every team that won a state title during the 2016 fall sports season and will be looking to defend this upcoming season.
Green Valley senior Omar Rubio won the Sunrise regional cross country meet as the Gators coasted to the team championship.
Centennial junior Karina Haymore won just two cross country meets all season.
Fortunately for Haymore, the second win came in the biggest race of the year.
Pahrump Valley’s Bryce Odegard recorded the day’s fastest time en route to winning the boys sophomore race of the Bud O’Dea Frosh-Soph Finals at Palo Verde on Tuesday.
The Centennial girls cross country team is a dominant force.
Dajour Braxton could have sworn he heard footsteps in the closing stretch of Saturday’s Division I boys state cross country race at Sunset Park.
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.