It appears almost everyone in Arizona was at the Desert Twilight XC Festival
The Desert Vista girls lead the Arizona Team rankings in both the 5K and 3 mile distances placing 5 runners in the top 10 in the 5K and all 7 in the top 10 for 3 miles.
Here is a first look at the new Nike/Twilight course.
Daangoiina Haven from Ganado HS leads the junior girls with her 7th place finish
We look ahead to the October 4th weekend ahead in the latest "Meets on Tap" with North Carolina drawing most of the national attention on Saturday with Great American and Wendy's, while the Desert Twilight Festival on Friday in Arizona will have a great individual matchup between Katie Rainsberger and Dani Jones with fast times expected. MileSplit will be doing it LIVE with a stream of Florida's largest meet in the flrunners.com Invitational, while the first state meet of the season will be up in the far Northwest with the Alaska state championships led by Allie Ostrander and Levi Thomet.
The Los Alamos Hilltoppers will be toeing the line at the Desert Twilight Invitational in Casa Grande, Arizona Friday Evening. Photo by Rod Stanopeiwicz.
Corona del Sol is still holding on to the 5K spot but Desert Vista has moved into the top spot for 3 miles.
Some schools did not bring their entire team but we needed to include the team to be able to add the top individuals in the Sweepstakes Race.
Pinon sophomore Adriano Joe leads the division 4 boys with his 18th place finish at the Desert Twilight Invitaional.
The Desert Vista girls and the Corona del Sol boys lead the division 1 leaderbord with Desert Vista at 33 points and Corona del Sol at 73 points.
Dani Jones from Desert Vista ran a 16:16 for 3 miles at the Woodbridge Invitational
The video of the course at the Casa Grande Sport Complex was taken 10 minutes before the start of the first race at the Desert Twilight XC Festival which is the same course as the Nike SW Regionals. The video shows the start and finish as well as the route the runners will be taking.
PLEASE LOOK OVER THE ADJUSTED TIME SCHEDULE AS WE HAD TO ADD ANOTHER SECTION TO THE LARGE SCHOOL OPEN BOYS RACE....... THERE ARE NOW 3 SECTIONS!!!
Live tweeting from the Desert Twilight XC Festival
Here is a rough first look at the Nike/Twilight course. You have to imagine the course with a start/finish line and lots of flagging.
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Photo gallery by Margot Kelly from the championship and sweepstake races at the 2014 Desert Twilight Classic on October 3rd.
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