Desert Vista Boys Cross Country

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


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)

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Current Season

Manuel Alvarez JV Championships Recap

On Saturday October 20th, the Thunder Junior Varsity travelled to Sierra Vista to compete in the Manuel Alvarez Arizona Junior Varsity Championships. DVCC won both the Freshman and Sophomore races, led by medalists Ethan Bukowski (FR) and Christopher Broze (SO). The Thunder took 2nd-place in both the Junior and Senior races, led by Nicolo Perciballi (JR) in 3rd, and Ceth Reeves (SR) in 3rd. Read more...

Mt SAC Cross Country Invitational Recap

On Saturday October 20th, the Thunder Varsity took a trip to SoCal to race some of the top teams from the West Region at the legendary 71st Annual Mt SAC Cross Country Invitational. DVCC finished 7th in the top-billed Sweepstakes Race, led by Lee Nasewytewa 16th.  He was followed by Sammy Van Alstine in 28th, Travis Kearney in 35th, Josh Lowry in 57, and Pierre Cuyeu in 72nd.

Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival Recap

On Friday night September 28th, the Thunder took a trip to Casa Grande to race against some of the top teams from the West Region in the 12th Annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival. DVCC won the Freshman race, led by Noah Jodon in 2nd, and took 3rd in the Open race, led by Nicolo Perciballi in 3rd. The Varsity placed 6th in the top-billed Sole Sports Sweepstakes race, led by Lee Nasewytewa, who finished in 10th and set the school record for the 5k (15:15). Read more...

Doug Conley Invitational Recap

DVCC returned to local competition on Saturday, September 22nd for the 46th Annual Doug Conley Invitational held at Shalimar Country Club in Tempe.  The Thunder grabbed a third-place finish in the Invitational Race and its Junior Varsity squad took second place in the Non-Varsity Race. Read more...

Woodbridge Cross Country Classic Recap

DVCC travelled to Southern California on Saturday, September 15th 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 23rd-place finish in the top-billed Sweepstakes Race. Senior Lee Nasewytewa (14:25) broke the DVCC record for the 3-mile. In the Class races, the DVCC Freshmen and Juniors recorded a pair of victories, the Sophomores took second place, and the Seniors grabbed a 7th-place finish. Read more...

Desert Solstice Cross Country Festival Recap

The Thunder once again displayed its depth on the evening of Friday, September 7th at the Desert Solstice Cross Country Invitational held at Crooked Tree Golf Course in Tucson. DVCC tied for first place in the combined scoring format used for the four class (FR/SO/JR/SR) races. Read more...

King of the Mountain Invitational Recap

DVCC made the short trek to Mesa, AZ on Saturday morning September 1st, to kick off the 2018 season at the King of the Mountain Invitational. With the Varsity taking the week off, the Thunder delivered solid performances by winning the Freshman race, placing third in the Open race, and fourth in the Varsity race. Read more...

Last Season

Nike Cross Nationals Recap

On Saturday, December 2nd, DVCC validated its NXN At-Large selection with an eighth-place finish against the top teams in the country at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, OR. The squad was led by Reece Donihi (16:00), Sammie Van Alstine (16:07), Habtamu Cheney (16:12), Bryce Schmisseur (16:23), and Captain Aksel Laudon (16:37). Also finishing were Nick Thatcher (16:39) and Lee Nasewytewa (16:40). DVCC became the first ever Arizona Boys XC Team to compete in the Nike Cross Nationals. Read more...


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...