Desert Vista Girls Cross Country


Current Season


Regional Meet Recap

On Friday November 8th, the DVCC girls returned to Crossroads Park in Gilbert for the Division-1/Section-1 Regional Meet and posted a second-place finish, led by Grace Ping (18:23) in second place overall. The top-5 was rounded out by Maddy Shoemaker (20:17) in 8th, Quinn Boardman (20:25) in 9th, Bailee Christofis (20:29) in 10th, and Savannah Selin (20:50) in 13th. DVCC easily qualified 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 8th in the top-billed Sweepstakes Race, led by medalist Lauren Ping who won the race in 16:47. She was followed by Olivia Thatcher in 28th, Katy Clausen in 46st, Eve Boardman in 49th, and Quinn Boardman in 54th.
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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, sweeping the top five places for a perfect score. Grace Ping is the Tempe City Champion, winning the Varsity Race with a time of 19:34. The JV and Freshmen races were not scored this year. Read more...

Titan Invitational Recap

The DVCC girls headed to Crossroads Park in Gilbert for the 5th annual Titan Invitational on Friday, October 11. The Freshman squad captured a fourth-place finish, led by Bella Klien in 4th place overall. The Junior Varsity squad also grabbed a fourth-place finish, led by sophomore Olivia Bagby in 8th place. Read more...

Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival Recap

The DVCC Thunder Girls raced in the ever-popular Desert Twilight Festival in Casa Grande on September 27th. DVCC took 3rd in the Freshman race, led by medalist Savannah Selin, and took 3rd in the Open race, led by Maddy Shoemaker in 6th. The Varsity placed 4th in the top-billed Sole Sports Sweepstakes race, led by Lauren Ping, who ran a personal best of 16:49 for the 5k to finish second overall.
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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 6th-place finish in the top-billed Sweepstakes Race, led by Lauren Ping in 2nd-place overall (16:09). In other races, the DVCC Sophomores took second place and the Junior Varsity took third place. Read more...

Doug Conley Invitational Recap

DVCC competed on Saturday, September 21st in the 47th Annual Doug Conley Invitational held at Shalimar Country Club in Tempe.  The Thunder Junior Varsity squad took 15th place in the Non-Varsity Race. Read more...

Desert Solstice Cross Country Festival Recap

The DVCC Girls made the short trip down I-10 to Tucson on Friday, September 6th to compete in the Desert Solstice Cross Country Festival. The squad turned in an impressive performance by winning the Freshman, Junior, and Senior class races, and placing second in the Sophomore class race. They also won the top-billed Blue/Gold sweepstakes race. Read more...

Last Season


State Meet Recap

On Saturday, November 10th at Cave Creek Golf Course, the Desert Vista Girls Cross Country squad captured a fourth-place finish at the 2018 Arizona State Cross Country Championships. The team was led by Katy Clausen in 10th place (19:30), Olivia Thatcher in 13th (19:49), Maddie Shoemaker in 27th (20:32), Quinn Boardman in 30th (20:34), and Eve Boardman in 43rd (20:52). Also competing were Syndi Nedza in 77th (21:50) and Holly Hansen in 78th (21:50).