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

Tempe City Meet Recap

On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 the Thunder rolled through the hills of Kiwanis Park and completed its fourth consecutive sweep of the Tempe City Meet Championships. Sammy Van Alstine won the Freshmen race, Bryce Schmisseur won the Open Race, and Habs Cheney won the Varsity Race. Read more...


Titan Invitational Recap

In its final tune-up for the season's home stretch, DVCC visited the 3rd-annual Titan Invitational held at Crossroads Park in Gilbert on Friday, October 14, 2016. The Freshman squad charged to a win, led by medalist Sammy Van Alstine, while the JV squad grabbed second, led by Jack Willems in third, and the Varsity brought home a 4th-place finish, led by Reece Donihi in fourth. Read more...


Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival Recap

On Friday night Sep 30th, 2016, DVCC took a short trip to Casa Grande to race against some of the top teams from across the West Region in the 10th Annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival. DVCC took second in the Freshman race, led by medalist Sammy Van Alstine, and won the Open race, led by medalist Nick Thatcher. The Varsity placed third in the top-billed Sole Sports Sweepstakes race, led by Habtamu Cheney in 15th. Read more...


Doug Conley Invitational Recap

DVCC once again demonstrated its incredible depth as it placed third in the Invitational Race and second in the Open Race at the Doug Conley Invitational held at Shalimar Country Club in Tempe on Saturday, September 24th. Read more...


Woodbridge Cross Country Classic Recap

DVCC made its annual out-of-state trip to Southern California on Saturday, September 17th to compete in the 36th Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic, a huge meet that draws top teams from all over Southern California and the West Region.  The Thunder squad turned in its best performance ever and posted a 4th-place finish in the top-billed Sweepstakes Race. Read more...


King of the Mountain Invitational Recap

DVCC made the short trek to Mesa, AZ on Saturday morning Sept 17th, to compete in the King of the Mountain Invitational. The Thunder delivered solid performances, placing second in the Freshmen race and winning both the Open and Varsity races. Read more...

Desert Solstice Cross Country Festival Recap

The Thunder once again had an impressive showing as they took the short trip down I-10 on the evening of Friday, September 9th to compete in the Desert Solstice Cross Country Invitational held at Crooked Tree Golf Course in Tucson. Read more...


Cool Breeze Invitational Recap

On Saturday evening Sept 3rd, DVCC travelled to the Cool Breeze Evening Invitational in Pasadena, CA for an early-season test against squads from all over Southern California. The DVCC Varsity placed 2nd in the top-billed Seeded Boys Race, the JV squad placed 2nd in the Open Race, the Sophomores won their race, and the Freshmen placed 2nd in their race. Read more...


2016 DVCC Captains

Each year, Thunder Runners elect team captains to lead them through the season. Congratulations to the DVCC Captains for 2016:

2016 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 2016:

Thunderstruck !!

DVCC often leaves its fellow competitors thunderstruck. We've been collecting some awesome interpretations of our favorite AC/DC song. Read more...


Fundraising Events

2016 Sponsor/Booster Membership Drive

We offer a number of ways for you to show your support of the Program during the upcoming season. Please consider any of the following:

Last Season

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 more...