2014 Arizona Division-I State Champs !!!


Nov 8, 2014: Thunder runners celebrate a sixth Cross Country state championship for Desert Vista High School (Phoenix, AZ). Pictured are Coach Williams, Coach Broze, Nathan Chan, Matthew Anciaux, DJ Harris, Ben Davis, Coach Hanson, Coach McDonnell, Coach Janus, Kyle Havriliak, Xavier Esparza, Chris D'Angelo, and Jackson Snedecor. Photo courtesy of Margot Kelly (azMileSplit.com)

Current 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)


Sectional Meet Recap

On Friday October 31st, 2014 DVCC leveraged its incredible depth to cruise to a 2nd-place finish at the Division 1 Sectional Meet and easily qualified for the Arizona State Championship Meet on November 8th. (read the entire article here)

Tempe City Meet Recap

On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 the Thunder rolled through the hills of Kiwanis Park and completed another sweep of the Tempe City Meet Championships. (read the entire article here)


Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival Recap

On Friday night Oct 3rd, 2014, DVCC took a short trip down I-10 to race in the 8th Annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival where they made a definitive statement against some of the top teams from across the West Region. (Read the complete article here).


Doug Conley Invitational Recap

Although it was an extremely humid day at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Tempe on Saturday September 27th, the Thunder rolled in a stout performance over the 3.1 mile course. (Read the complete article here).

Woodbridge Cross Country Classic Recap

DVCC made its annual out-of-state trip to Southern California on September 20th to compete in the 34th 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).


Fountain Hills Invitational Recap

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, Desert Vista Cross Country made an early-morning commute to the town of Fountain Hills in order to race in the Fountain Hills Invitational. It was a sunny and windy day; the weather hovered around the low 90s and wind speeds got up to 20mph. However, these factors did not prevent the Thunder from sweeping both the Varsity and JV races. (read the entire article here)


Black and Blue Intra-Squad Recap

DVCC opened the season with the annual Black and Blue Intra-Squad meet in the cool pines of the Prescott National Forest, on Saturday September. 6. (read the entire article here)


2014 DVCC Captains

Each year, Thunder Runners elect team captains to lead them through the season. Congratulations to the DVCC Captains for 2014:

  • Ben Davis
  • Matt Beeks
  • 2014 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 2014:

  • Ben Davis
  • DJ Harris
  • Kyle Havriliak
  • Jacob Janas
  • Announcing the Nike Cross Nationals Citizens Race

    Want to run the same course as the NXN runners? Download and submit this form to register for the Nike Cross Nationals Citizens 5K Race.

    Last Season

    State Meet Recap

    The Desert Vista Boys Cross Country squad ran a great race and placed second in the 2013 Arizona Division I State Meet Saturday, Nov. 9, in Phoenix. This was the fourth runner-up finish for the Thunder, and its eleventh top-3 finish in the past twelve years. (read the entire article here)