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.
Franklin had the fastest time among boys over two races, racing through the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 0.4 seconds. Felix had the fastest girls time, at 18:31.8.
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.
Coronado’s girls cross country team had four of the top seven finishers on Tuesday to win a six-team meet at Sonata Park.
Arbor View’s Keith Williams won a 3.1-mile race at Palo Verde on Tuesday to lead the Aggies to victory in a seven-team meet.
Runners from out-of-state schools took the top spots in both the boys and girls races at Sunset Park on Saturday morning.
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.
DyeStatNV’s latest boys and girls cross country coaches polls.