Sectional Meet 2012

author Web Master - DVCC (Oct, 28 2012)


DVCC Varsity Runners compete in the Arizona Division 1 Sectional Meet at Freestone Park in Gilbert

Despite sitting out three top runners, Desert Vista still finished a close third in the Division I Sectional Meet Friday, Oct. 26, in Gilbert. Blessed with the deepest team in the state, Coach Chris Hanson wanted to give a final audition to six runners to choose the final three who will compete at state.

Freshman phenom Xavier Esparza covered the 3.0 mile layout in 16:04 and earned a spot by finishing seventh out of 115 entrants. Senior Ryan Smith (16:12) proved he had recovered from a hamstring injury and placed 14th. Zach Smith (16:12) and Tyler Bonebright (16:14) were close behind at 15th and 18th. Mitchel Bogushevsky (16:22), Kyle Havriliak (16:38), and Andrew Hermanski (16:39) rounded out the finishers. The top four will join Ryan Dykstra, Jacob Walimaa and Alec Hoyt at the State Championship, running at 9:45 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cave Creek Golf Course.

Unfortunately, the Thunder’s top runner Carter Macey will miss state with a stress fracture, but DVCC is counting on its incredible depth to vie for its fifth state title since 2002.

Related Information:

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

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