The Centennial boys claimed their second straight Class 4A state championship, while the Coronado girls earned their second crown in school 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.
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.
Nathan Carlin pulled away from the field Tuesday and helped Foothill’s boys cross country team capture the freshmen race of the Bud O’Dea Classic at Desert Breeze Park.
Conner Nicholas picked up his fourth victory in an invitational meet this season by capturing the large-school race of the Lake Mead Invitational on Saturday at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Centennial had the top three finishers and four of the top six Thursday to easily win a boys cross country race at Floyd Lamb Park.
Puskas surged to the lead entering the final mile and held off the rest of the field to finish the 3-mile course in 18 minutes, 25.7 seconds, for her biggest cross country win of a still-young prep career.
Alexander Miller led the Centennial boys to victory in the season-opening Red Rock Running Company Invitational meet with a first-place finish in the newly reconfigured Mountain Region at Floyd Lamb Park on Saturday.
The Gators will have to replace three of the top five runners from their Sunrise Region championship team.
Green Valley’s Milton Amezcua was the top Southern finisher, in fourth place with a time of 17 minutes, 15 seconds in Saturday’s Class 4A boys state cross country championship race at the Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks.
State championships: None
State runner-up finishes: 2016, 2014
Recent state meet appearances: 2017 (fourth), 2016 (second) 2015 (third), 2014 (second), 2013 (seventh), 2012 (eighth), 2011 (sixth), 2009 (third), 2008 (fifth), 2002 (sixth), 2000 (eighth), 1996
Individual state champions: None
Region championships: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2002, 2000
Region runner-up finishes: 2013, 2012
2017 postseason: Finished fourth (101 points) at the Class 4A state meet.
Won the Class 4A Sunrise Region meet (31 points, 18 better than second-place Coronado).
Last 10 seasons
2017: Fourth in Class 4A state meet, Sunrise Region champion
2016: Second in Class 4A state meet, Sunrise Region champion
2015: Third in Division I state meet, Sunrise Region champion
2014: Second in Division I state meet, Sunrise Region champion
2013: Seventh in Division I state meet, second in Sunrise Region meet
2012: EIghth in DIvision I state meet, second in Sunrise Region meet
2011: Sixth in Class 4A state meet, Sunrise Region champion
2010: Sixth in Sunrise Region meet
2009: Third in Class 4A state meet, Sunrise Region champion
2008: Fifth in Class 4A state meet, Sunrise Region champion