2015 Arizona Division-I State Champs !!!


Nov 7, 2015: Thunder runners celebrate a seventh (and second consecutive) Cross Country state championship for Desert Vista High School (Phoenix, AZ). Pictured are Xavier Esparza, Habtamu Cheney, Chris D'Angelo, DJ Harris, Anthony Ramirez, Nicholas Walrod, and Reece Donihi.

Current Season

Thunderstruck !!

DVCC often leaves its fellow competitors thunderstruck. Check out some awesome interpretations of our favorite AC/DC song here.


Nike Cross Nationals - Southwest

Desert Vista has been selected to be the host school for the prestigious Nike Cross Nationals - Southwest Region meet that will be held on November 21, 2015 at the Grande Sports Academy in Casa Grande. Teams from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona will compete for spots in the 12th-annual Nike Cross Nationals event, scheduled for Saturday, December 5th at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Oregon. Please visit the Southwest Regional meet website here for more information.

State Meet Recap

On Saturday Nov 7th, 2015, the Desert Vista Boys Cross Country destroyed the field, grabbed its 7th State Title, and repeated as Arizona State D1 Champions with the 2nd-fastest cumulative time in State Meet history. DJ Harris is the 2015 Arizona D1 Boys State Champion, winning the race in 15:50. He was followed by Xavier Esparza in 5th (16:08), Habtamu Cheney in 8th (16:15), Chris D'Angelo in 15th (16:26), and Reece Donihi in 16th (16:30). DVCC posted a score of 43 points, winning by a margin of 81 points. (read the entire article here)


Sectional Meet Recap

On Friday October 30th, 2015 DVCC celebrated the return of senior Xavier Esparza and leveraged its incredible depth to cruise to a 2nd-place finish at the Division 1 Sectional Meet, easily qualifying for the Arizona State Championship Meet on November 7th. (read the entire article here)


Tempe City Meet Recap

On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 the Thunder rolled through the hills of Kiwanis Park and completed another sweep of the Tempe City Meet Championships. (read the entire article here)


Titan Invitational Recap

In its final tune-up for the season's home stretch, DVCC visited the 2nd-annual Titan Invitational held at Crossroads Park in Gilbert on Friday, October 16, 2015. The Freshman and JV squads easily raced to victories and the Varsity brought home a 4th-place finish. (Read the complete article here).


Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival Recap

On Friday night Oct 2nd, 2015, DVCC took a short trip to Casa Grande and made a definitive statement against some of the top teams from across the West Region in the 9th Annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival. DVCC won the Freshman and Open races; the Varsity placed second in the Sweepstakes race, with senior co-captain DJ Harris setting the 5k school record (15:20). (Read the complete article here).


Doug Conley Invitational Recap

With the Varsity squad taking the week off, DVCC once again demonstrated its incredible depth as its JV squad raced to victory in the Open Race of the Doug Conley Invitation, which was held at Shalimar Country Club in Tempe on Saturday, September 26th. (Read the complete article here).


Woodbridge Cross Country Classic Recap

DVCC made its annual out-of-state trip to Southern California on September 19th to compete in the 35th Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic, a meet that draws top teams from all over Southern California and the West Region. (Read the complete article here).


Desert Solstice Cross Country Festival Recap

The Thunder Boys Cross Country Team competed in the Desert Solstice Cross Country Invitational on Friday evening, Sept 11, 2015. The Thunder took 2nd-place in the Varsity race and charged to a victory in the JV race. (read the entire article here)

Cool Breeze Invitational Recap

On Saturday evening Sept 5th, 2015, DVCC made its first ever appearance at the Cool Breeze Evening Invitational in Chino, CA. The meet provided an early-season test against squads from all over Southern California. The DVCC Varsity took 4th in the Seeded Boys Race and the JV placed won the Open Race. (read the entire article here)


Peaks Invitational Recap

DVCC made the short trek up I-17 to the high-altitude of Flagstaff, AZ on Saturday morning Sept 5th, 2015 to compete in the Peaks Invitational. The cool and rainy day provided a welcome change from the typical early-season conditions in Phoenix and the Thunder delivered solid performances, placing second in both races. (read the entire article here)


2015 DVCC Captains

Each year, Thunder Runners elect team captains to lead them through the season. Congratulations to the DVCC Captains for 2015:

2015 Sons of Thunder

Thunder Runners who complete our Summer Program and surpass the Sons of Thunder criteria are enshrined in this elite brotherhood. Congratulations to the Sons of Thunder class for 2015:

Last Season

State Meet Recap

On Saturday Nov 8th, 2014, the Desert Vista Boys Cross Country team completed its mission and captured its sixth Arizona State D1 Cross Country Championship. Leading the way was DJ Harris in 4th-place overall (16:08), Xavier Esparza 5th (16:09), Kyle Harvriliak 7th (16:30), Chris D'Angelo 14th (16:41), and Ben Davis 16th (16:41). (read the entire article here)