Desert Vista Boys Cross Country


2017 Arizona Division-I State Champs, Four in a Row !!!!

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Nov 4, 2017: DVCC Thunder Boys runners celebrate a ninth (and fourth consecutive) Arizona D1 Cross Country State Championship for Desert Vista High School (Phoenix, AZ). Pictured are Sammy Van Alstine, Bryce Schmisseur, Habtamu Cheney, Reece Donihi, Nick Thatcher, D'Angelo Piasecki, and co-Captain Aksel Laudon. (image courtesy of Mark Schmisseur)


Current Season


State Meet Recap

On Saturday Nov 4th, 2017, the Desert Vista Boys Cross Country squad grabbed its fourth consecutive Arizona State D1 Cross Country Championship and ninth State Title overall. Habtamu Cheney led the way in 2nd (15:56). He was followed by Reece Donihi in 5th (16:06), Sammy Van Alstine in 6th (16:08), Bryce Schmisseur in 9th (16:14), and Nick Thatcher in 13th (16:21). Also competing were Aksel Laudon in 25th (16:52) and D'Angelo Piasecki in 33rd (17:06). DVCC ran a 1:20:45 aggregate (the second-fasted ever at State) and posted a score of 34 points to win by a margin of 96 points. Read more...

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Regional Meet Recap

On Friday October 27th, DVCC leveraged its incredible depth to cruise to a 1st-place finish at the Division-1/Section-1 Regional Meet, led by medalist Sammie Van Alstine (15:58).  DVCC repeated as Sectional Champions and easily qualified for the Arizona State Championship Meet on November 4th. Read more...

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Tempe City Meet Recap

On Wednesday, October 18th, the Thunder rolled through the hills of Kiwanis Park and completed its third consecutive sweep of the Tempe City Meet Championships, winning all three races for the third consecutive year. Martin Fuller (18:47) won the Freshmen race, which the Freshmen have now won for the 16th straight year, Travis Kearney (17:25) won the Open Race as the Thunder claimed the first 7 spots, and Habtamu Cheney (16:48) repeated as medalist in the Varsity Race. Read more...

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Titan Invitational Recap

In its final tune-up for the season's home stretch, DVCC visited the 4th-annual Titan Invitational held at Crossroads Park in Gilbert on Friday, October 13th. The Freshman squad charged to a second-place finish, led by medalist Martin Fuller. The JV squad grabbed third, led by sophomore Noah Werbelow in 10th.  The Varsity brought home a 6th-place finish, led by junior Travis Kearney in 16th. Read more...

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Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival Recap

On Friday night September 29th, the Thunder took a trip to Casa Grande to race against some of the top teams from the West Region in the 11th Annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival. DVCC took 5th in the Freshman race, led by Martin Fuller in 4th, and won the Open race, led by medalist Lee Nasewytewa. The Varsity posted a dominating win in the top-billed Sole Sports Sweepstakes race, led by Reece Donihi, who finished in 13th and set the school record for the 5k (15:18). Read more...

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Doug Conley Invitational Recap

DVCC returned to local competition on Saturday, September 23rd for the 45th Annual Doug Conley Invitational held at Shalimar Country Club in Tempe.  The Thunder grabbed a third-place finish in the Non-Varsity Race and its Junior Varsity squad took eighth place in the Elite Race. Read more...

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Woodbridge Cross Country Classic Recap

DVCC travelled to Southern California on Saturday, September 16th for the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic, a huge meet that draws the Best of the West. The Thunder Varsity made its season debut and turned in a record-breaking performance, posting a 2nd-place finish in the top-billed Sweepstakes Race, the best finish ever for an Arizona team. Senior Reece Donihi (14:28) broke the DVCC record for the 3-mile as six Varsity runners broke the 15-minute mark.  Sammy Van Alstine (14:45) also set a DVCC record for the Sophomore 3-mile. Read more...

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Desert Solstice Cross Country Festival Recap

The Thunder once again displayed its depth on the evening of Friday, September 8th at the Desert Solstice Cross Country Invitational held at Crooked Tree Golf Course in Tucson. DVCC won the FR/SO and JR/SR races and its JV squad took third in the Blue/Gold race. Read more...

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King of the Mountain Invitational Recap

DVCC made the short trek to Mesa, AZ on Saturday morning September 2nd, to kick off the 2017 season at the King of the Mountain Invitational. With the Varsity taking the week off, the Thunder delivered solid performances in winning the Freshman race and placing third in the Open and Varsity races. Read more...

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Thunderstruck !!

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

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Last Season


State Meet Recap

On Saturday Nov 5th, 2016, the Desert Vista Boys Cross Country squad grabbed its 8th State Title and three-peated as Arizona State D1 Champions. Habtamu Cheney led the way in 4th (16:15).  He was followed by Reece Donihi in 11th (16:14), Chris D'Angelo in 14th (16:21), Nick Thatcher in 16th (16:30), and Aksel Laudon in 20th (16:33). DVCC posted a score of 57 points, winning by a margin of 13 points.
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