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.
Green Valley’s boys and Coronado’s girls won the Class 4A Sunrise regional cross country team titles on Friday morning at Veterans Memorial Park.
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.
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 girls hoped Friday would be their day.
Even the Gators couldn’t have expected anything quite this good.
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.
Basic’s boys cross country had four of the top six finishers, including race winner Steven Birch, on its way to victory in a Southeast League meet at Foothill on Wednesday.
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.