Desert Vista Boys Cross Country


Current Season


Regional Meet Recap

On Friday, November 8th, DVCC leveraged its tremendous depth to cruise to a 2nd-place finish at the Division-1/Section-3 Regional Meet, led by Christopher Broze (17:00) in 11th place. He was followed by Ryan Hoyt (17:01) in 12th, Connor Donihi (17:02) in 13th, Zaire Blevins (17:11) in 20th, and Jacob Cardon (17:22) in 24th. DVCC was able to rest its Varsity and qualify easily for the Arizona State Championship Meet on November 16th. Read more...

Mt SAC Cross Country Invitational Recap

On Saturday October 26th, the Thunder Varsity took a trip to SoCal to race some of the top teams from the West Region at the legendary 72nd Annual Mt SAC Cross Country Invitational. DVCC finished 18th in the top-billed Sweepstakes Race, led by Demetris Love (15:37) in 35th.  He was followed by Sammy Van Alstine in 40th, Ethan Bukowski in 71st, Johnathan Estrada in 103rd, and Connor Donihi in 117th. Read more...

Tempe City Meet Recap

On Wednesday, October 23rd, the Thunder rolled through the hills of Kiwanis Park at the Tempe City Meet Championships and won the varsity race for the sixth consecutive year. Demetris Love is the Tempe City Champion, winning the Varsity Race with a time of 17:06. The JV and Freshmen races were not scored this year. Read more...

Titan Invitational Recap

In its final tune-up for the season's home stretch, DVCC visited the 5th-annual Titan Invitational held at Crossroads Park in Gilbert on Friday, October 11th. The Freshman squad charged to a first-place finish, led by medalist Stevie Saurini. The JV squad grabbed fifth, led by junior Noah Patch in 9th.  The Varsity brought home a 7th-place finish, led by sophomore Ryan Hoyt in 28th. Read more...

Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival Recap

On Friday night September 27th, the Thunder took a trip to Casa Grande to race against some of the top teams from the West Region in the 13th Annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival. DVCC took second in the Freshman race, led by medalist Tyler Anderson (17:16), and took 5th in the Open race, led by Jacob Cardon in 13th (16:56). The Varsity placed 6th in the top-billed Sole Sports Sweepstakes race, led by Sammy Van Alstine in 25th (15:23). Read more...

Woodbridge Cross Country Classic Recap

DVCC traveled to Southern California on Saturday, September 21st for the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic, a huge meet that draws the Best of the West. The Thunder Varsity turned in a 13th-place finish in the top-billed Sweepstakes Race. In the Class races, the DVCC Freshmen took fourth place, the Sophomores took second place, and the Seniors grabbed a 4th-place finish. Read more...

Doug Conley Invitational Recap

DVCC competed on Saturday, September 21nd in the 47th Annual Doug Conley Invitational held at Shalimar Country Club in Tempe.  The Thunder gJunior Varsity squad took 21st place in the Non-Varsity Race. Read more...

Desert Solstice Cross Country Festival Recap

The Thunder once again displayed its depth on the evening of Friday, September 6th at the Desert Solstice Cross Country Invitational held at Crooked Tree Golf Course in Tucson. DVCC won the Freshman class race and grabbed second in both the Sophomore and Junior class races.  In the nightcap, the Thunder took second place in the top-billed Black/Silver combined sweepstakes race. Read more...

Last Season


State Meet Recap

On Saturday Nov 10th, 2018, the Desert Vista Boys Cross Country squad grabbed its fifth consecutive Arizona State D1 Cross Country Championship and tenth State Title overall. Sammy Van Alstine is the 2018 State Champion, winning the race in 16:03. He was followed by Lee Nasewytewa in 3rd (16:09), Travis Kearny in 4th (16:25), Josh Lowry in 7th (16:30), and Demetris Love in 16th (16:50). Also competing were Pierre Cuyeu in 23rd (17:03) and Vincent Larente in 42nd (17:30). DVCC posted a State Meet record score of 31 to win by a margin of 10 points. Read more...