Desert Vista Girls Cross Country

DVCC Girls repeat as 2020 Arizona Division-I State Champs!!!!!


Nov 12, 2020: DVCC Thunder Girls runners celebrate a fifth Arizona D1 Cross Country State Championship for Desert Vista High School (photo courtesy of Peyton Martin)

Current Season

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Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival Recap

The DVCC Thunder Girls raced in the 15th-annual Desert Twilight Festival in San Tan Valley, on the evening of September 24th. The Varsity placed 3rd in the top-billed Sweepstakes race, led by medalist Lauren Ping (16:40). She was followed by Katie Sigerud in 10th (17:32), Bailee Christofis in 25th (18:18), Emily Littlefield in 41st (18:50), and Emily Ito in 45th (18:56). The Junior Varsity posted a 4th-place finish in the Large School Open race, with Anna Lowman leading the way in 12th place (21:02). DVCC took first in the Large School Freshman race, led by Brooklyn Renda in 3rd place (22:19).

Woodbridge Cross Country Classic Recap

DVCC traveled to Southern California on Saturday evening, September 18th for the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic, a huge meet that draws the Best of the West. The Thunder Varsity turned in a 6th-place finish in the top-billed Sweepstakes Race, led by Lauren Ping in 6th-place overall (16:04), followed by Katie Sigerud in 16th (16:42), Bailee Christofis in 63rd (17:36), Emily Littlefield in 116th (18:11), and Emily Ito in 117th (18:11). In the Freshmen race, DVCC was led by Brooklyn Renda in 11th (20:58). In the Sophomore race, Marlee Billeter led the way with a 10th-place finish (20:48). Bella Klein paced the Thunder JV in the Varsity B race, posting a 38th-place finish (19:35).

Ojo Rojo Cross Country Invitational Recap

The DVCC Girls also made a trip to Tumbleweed Park in Chandler, AZ on Saturday morning September 18th to compete in the Ojo Rojo Cross Country Invitational. The Thunder took 5th place the JV/Open Race, led by sophomore Desiree Perez in 10th (24:18), followed by Lena Stratton in 14th (24:42), Sarah Ramallo Pisani in 40th (27:21), Jessica Hilts in 44th (27:47), and Lexi Hammel in 52nd (28:14). In the Freshman Race, Edith Wilde finished 8th (23:33) to lead the squad to a 2nd-place finish; also scoring were Vanessa Acedo in 10th (23:55), Olivia Nichols in 15th (24:19), Grace Chambers in 22nd (25:43), and Peyton Freshour in (28:28).

Peaks Invitational Recap

The Desert Vista Girls travelled up the hill on Saturday, September 4th to kick off the 2021 Season at the Peaks Invitational in Flagstaff. The Varsity took first in the Summit Race, led by medalist Lauren Ping (18:10), Bailee Christofis in 4th (21:06), Emily Ito in 8th (21:56), Emily Littlefield in 19th (22:54), and Aspen Busby in 22nd (23:16).  The Junior Varsity took third place in the Open Race, led by Payton Eden in 2nd place (23:01); also scoring were Peyton Martin in 5th (23:57), Brooklyn Renda in 11th (24:29), Regan Parnell in 34th (25:53), and Olivia Bagby in 47th (26:45).

Last Season

State Meet Recap

On Thursday Nov 12th 2020, the Desert Vista Girls Cross Country team secured its second straight, and fifth overall, Arizona State D1 Cross Country Championship. Lauren Ping repeated as the State Champion, winning the race in 17:13. She was followed by Katie Sigerud in 2nd (17:38), Grace Ping in 6th (18:18), Emily Littlefield in 11th (18:49), and Bailee Christofis in 27th (19:33). Also competing were Olivia Thatcher in 29th (19:37) and Brooklyn Hanania in 39th (19:55). DVCC posted a score of 41 points for the victory. Read more...