Bishop Gorman Boys and Desert Oasis Girls Win State 4A Cross Country Titles
Bishop Gorman and Desert Oasis added a state championship trophy to the deal Friday, the first of two programs in cross country.
The Gorman Boys posted a 40-team total to edge second-placed Sierra Vista by seven points in the Class 4A State Meet at Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City. Liberty (97), Tech (97) and Basic (116) round out the top five.
Desert Oasis won the girls’ meet with 33 points to edge second place Clark, who finished with 55. Liberty (71), Spring Valley (85) and Basic (138) also finished in the top five.
“For the girls, this is an incredible achievement,” said Desert Oasis coach Curtis Cowan. “Not only is this the first state cross country championship, it’s the first in school history for an all-girls team.”
Sierra Vista’s Danyom Yosief won the Men’s Individual Championship in 16:30.2, and Bishop Gorman teammates Jordan Kriesberger (16.:59.2) and Andrew Sprecht (17:23.3) followed. Sierra Vista’s Kipruto Koech was fourth in 17:32.5 and Liberty’s Christian Lee rounded out the top five in 17:43.4.
Cimarron-Memorial’s Olivia Garcia won the women’s individual championship in 20:31.5. Noemie Guechida of Desert Oasis was second in 20:43.3, Helen Mebrahtu of Spring Valley (21:21.9) third, Sienna Maisano of Liberty (21:36.1) fourth and Nykita Rustand of Spring Valley (21: 59.2) fifth.
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