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2014 Valley Boys Cross Country Capsule


Head coach: Mark Salzman, sixth season

Returning lettermen: Two

Top athletes: Josh Nyberg (So.)

Outlook: Nyberg narrowly missed qualifying for state last season. He’s one of two lettermen back for the Vikings, who are hoping to improve throughout the season.

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Athletes of the Week — Nov. 7

Here are some of the top performances from the week of Oct. 29 to Nov. 3.

Valley’s Christian Franklin captures 3A state crown

Christian Franklin jumped to an early lead and never looked back, crossing the finish line in 16 minutes, 22.2 seconds over the 3.1-mile course at Veterans Memorial Park.

Region championships: Conner Nicholas helps Diamondbacks make history

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.