State Meet 2008

author Web Master - DVCC (Nov, 14 2008)

Arizona State Division 5A-1 Champions !!


Thunder runners celebrate a third Cross Country state championship in four years for Desert Vista High School (Phoenix, AZ). Ryan Nelson, Michael Johnson, Albert Kombe, Tucker Kidd, Ramsey Carroll, Andrew Kellogg, Adam Estavillo, and Sean Gormley. Photo courtesy of AZ MileSplit

On Saturday, November 8th 2008 the Desert Vista Thunder Boys Cross Country team scored 96 points to narrowly edge second-place Alhambra (98 points) for the 2008 Arizona State Division 5A-1 Cross Country Team Championship!!

This was the third Arizona Cross Country State Championship in the past four years and fourth overall for the Thunder Boys.

The 2008 Desert Vista Thunder Boys Cross Country Varsity team was led by Junior Andrew Kellogg who navigated the 3.1 mile course in a tremendous time of 16:05 to finish in 3rd place overall.  Less than two seconds separated Andrew from medalist Jorge Martinez (16:03) of Alhambra.  Andrew was followed to the tape by Seniors Adam Estavillo in 9th place (16:40) and Michael Johnson in 25th (17:08).  Juniors Albert Kombe who placed 27th (17:11) and Ramsey Carroll in 33rd place (17:18) were close behind and completed the scoring for the Thunder. Senior Ryan Nelson barely missed a scoring position, finishing in 33rd place (17:19).  Also running for the Thunder was Junior Sean Gormley, who crossed the line in 53rd with a fine time of 17:45.

Related Information:

  • Race Results can be found here.
  • Pictures can be found here.

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