Desert Vista Girls Cross Country


DVCC Girls Grab 3rd-Place at 2017 Arizona Division-I State Meet!

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Nov 4, 2017: DVCC Thunder Girls runners celebrate a third-place finish at the Arizona D1 Cross Country State Championship Meet.


Current Season


State Meet Recap

The DVCC Girls competed in the Arizona State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 4th at the Cave Creek Golf Course.  Haley Wolf (senior), Katy Clausen (sophomore), Maddie Shoemaker (sophomore), Allison Estrada (sophomore), Soraya Holley (junior), Laurel Froehlich (freshman), and Quinn Boardman (freshman) performed above and beyond!  They pulled off a third place finish against amazing odds and tough opponents.  Haley Wolf dominated the field with a first place finish (18:38) and is the Arizona State Division 1 Champion.  The team showed great spirit by filling the bus to come out and support their seven teammates.  We could not be prouder of all of our Desert Vista Cross Country Student Athletes.  It was a great year with many accomplishments and proud moments!

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Regional Meet Recap

On Friday October 27th, the DVCC girls returned to Crossroads Park in Gilbert for the Division-1/Section-1 Regional Meet and posted a third-place finish led by medalist Haley Wolf (18:46). The top-5 was rounded out by Maddy Shoemaker (20:32) in 15th, Quinn Boardman (20:46) in 17th, Allison Estrada (21:04) in 24th, and Sarah Crall (21:18) in 28th. Also finishing strong were Thunder runners Kyra Mazanec (21:40) in 44th and Syndi Nedza (22:24) in 49th. DVCC easily qualified for the Arizona State Championship Meet on November 4th.

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Tempe City Meet Recap

The grueling hills of Kiwanis Park, along with temps in the mid to high 90’s, set the scene for the Tempe City Meet Championships on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 18. However, the DVCC girls came, ran and conquered all three races with first place team finishes! Read more...

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The DVCC Thunder sweeps the entire meet!

Titan Invitational Recap

The DVCC girls headed to Crossroads Park in Gilbert for the 4th annual Titan Invitational on Friday, October 13. The temperature was warming up quickly while the girls competed in the Freshman Race at 8:05 followed by the Open Race at 8:40. The hills on the course gave an added challenge but the girls didn’t let them get in the way of a first place finish in the Open Race! Read more...

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Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival Recap

The DVCC Thunder Girls raced in the ever-popular Desert Twilight Festival in Casa Grande on September 29.  This event is fun for all as it provides many opportunities to watch the runners from start to finish while moving across the course with them.  Many of the DVCC runners have been racing in this event since their middle school days because this race also hosts a 1.5 mile middle school race.
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Doug Conley Invitational Recap

The DVCC Girls competed in the 45th Annual Doug Conley Invitational in Tempe, AZ on Saturday, September 23.  There was a bit of reprieve from heat and the morning started off with fall-like temps.  The girls put forth excellent effort and it showed in their results!  For the past several years, this has been a 3.0 mile course but this year it was 3.1 miles.  Many girls finished with personal records!

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Woodbridge Cross Country Classic Recap

The DVCC Girls made an out-of-state trip to Southern California on Saturday, September 16th to compete in the 37th Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic, a huge meet that draws top teams from all over Southern California and the West Region.  DVCC took 6th in the Junior Varsity Race, led by Sophomore Julia Nelson in 12th (20:55).  The DVCC Varsity took place 8th in the top-billed Sweepstakes Race, led by Senior Haley Wolf in 8th place (16:12).

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Four Corners Invitational Recap

The DVCC Girls made their second trip to Flagstaff this season on Saturday, September 16th to compete in the Four Corners Invitational. The Junior Varsity team took 5th in the Open Race, led by Sophomore Jessica Condon in 5th (22:54).

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Desert Solstice Cross Country Festival Recap

The DVCC Girls made the short trip down I-10 to Tucson on Friday, September 8th to compete in the Desert Solstice Cross Country Festival. The squad turned in an impressive performance and swept all three races: the FR/SO, the JR/SR, and the top-billed Black/Silver nightcap.

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Peaks Invitational Recap

The Desert Vista Girls travelled up the hill on Saturday, September 2nd to kick off the 2017 Season at the Peaks Invitational in Flagstaff. The season got off to a good start for DVCC as they took fifth in the Open race and sixth in the Summit race.

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Last Season


State Meet Recap

On Saturday Nov 5th, 2016, the Desert Vista Girls Cross Country squad won its third Arizona State D1 Championship in the past four years, nearly posting a perfect score in the process. Haley Wolf led the way in 2nd (18:30).  She was followed by Baylee Jones in 3rd (18:35), Emily Crall in 4th (18:35), Brooklyn Christofis in 5th (18:38), and Amanda Davis in 6th (18:39). DVCC posted a state record score of 20 points, winning by a margin of 85 points. Read more...

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