Desert Vista Boys Cross Country

2016 Arizona Division-I State Champs !!!


Nov 5, 2016: DVCC Thunder Boys runners celebrate an eighth (and third consecutive) Arizona D1 Cross Country State Championship for Desert Vista High School (Phoenix, AZ). Pictured are Reece Donihi, Nick Thatcher, Habtamu Cheney, co-captain Chris D'Angelo, Travis Kearney, D'Angelo Piasecki, and Aksel Laudon. (image courtesy of Mark Schmisseur)

Fundraising Events

2017 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:

Current Season

Woodbridge Cross Country Classic Recap

DVCC returned to Southern California on Saturday, September 16th to compete in the 37th Annual 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 barrier.  Sammy Van Alstine (14:45) also set a DVCC record for the Sophomore 3-mile. Read more...


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...


King of the Mountain Invitational Recap

DVCC made the short trek to Mesa, AZ on Saturday morning Sept 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...


DVCC Practice Schedule

During the season, the DVCC Boys Team generally practices daily (Mondays through Thursdays) from 5:15am to 7:15am, starting at the DVHS Track and Field Stadium.  On Saturdays, practice is from 5:15am to 7:30am, starting from various locations (announced during the week).  Practices will be adjusted as needed in order to accommodate our meet schedule.

Thunderstruck !!

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


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.