Boys Cross Country Preview
November 8, 2021 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365
Saturday, Nov. 13: Cave Creek Golf Course
D-I: 1:30 p.m.
D-II: 8:30 a.m.
D-III: 8:55 a.m.
D-IV: 1 p.m.
The 2020 state championships brought us four new state champions at all four levels. Brophy Prep defeated Desert Vista and Highland to win the D-I championship, Gilbert dethroned Flagstaff in D-II action, Salpointe ended a Page dynasty in D-III and Veritas Prep knocked off Northland Prep Glendale Prep at the D-IV level.
Brophy won for the first time since 2003, Gilbert finished in second place in 1977, it was the first title in program history for both Salpointe and for Veritas Prep but somethings remained constant. Richie Johnston brought home the third D-IV individual title in a row for North Phoenix Prep and Rio Rico’s Roshan Tinoco-Miranda won his second D-III championship in a row.
Johnston runs for Hillsdale College now, Tinoco-Miranda for GCU, D-II champion Dayton Carlson of Casteel competes for ASU and D-I champion Xander Black is running for Michigan which guarantees a new individual champion at every level so let’s look at the top competitors for this fall:
Northeast Region Champion: Elijah Davis, Red Mountain 15:21.40
Southeast Region Champion: Bennett Meyer-Wills, Cibola 16:28.10
Southwest Region Champion: Trevor Querciagrossa, Sunnyslope 15:46.40
BEST TIME: Noah Jodon, Desert Vista 15:13.40
Northwest Region Champion: Lance Harris, Flagstaff 16:05.90
Southern Region Champion: Logan Marek, Ironwood Ridge 16:10.60
East Region Champion: Terrence Keyes, Gilbert 15:58.00
Metro Region Champion: Oscar Gonzales, Agua Fria 16:14.80
BEST TIME: Logan Marek, Ironwood Ridge 15:05.80
Southern Region Champion: Jor Trujillo-Lira, Rio Rico 16:25.70
East Region Champion: Caden Edgerton, ALA Ironwood 17:06.50
Metro Region Championship: Nate Pestka, Shadow Mountain 16:29.80
North Region Champion: Cesar Diaz, Mingus 16:15.10
BEST TIME: Cesar Diaz, Mingus 15:28.85
Metro Region Champion: Jon Barney, Veritas Prep 15:16.50
Southern Region Champion: Myles Floyd, Pusch Ridge 16:40.70
East Region Champion: Parker Stoft, Chandler Prep 17:40 .90
North Region Champion: Micah Slivers, Ganado 16:30.50
BEST TIME: Jon Barney, Veritas Prep 15:16.50
TOP FIVE COMBINED TIMES
Logan Marek, Ironwood Ridge 15:05.80
Terrence Keyes, Gilbert 15:09.00
Noah Jodon, Desert Vista 15:13.40
Jon Barney, Veritas Prep 15:16.50
Elijah Davis, Red Mountain 15:21.40
LINK: MEET RECORDS