Desert Vista Wins Nike Web Nationals

Once again Desert Vista High School was named the Nike Web National Champions scoring 8430 points, 323 points more than second place Los Gatos High School in California and 113 points more that they scored last year. “It is a great honor to be recognized as the NWN Champions for the 2nd year in a row, " stated DV Head Coaches Chris Hanson and Ryan Stanely. " We are humbly grateful for this award to be bestowed as we know that there were many highly competitive teams in the running. We feel extremely blessed to have such a great group of high character young men, a supportive administration, and what we feel are some the best event coaches from across the nation! We truly felt that our depth and balance was key in making a strong push for the title. For all their hard work Nike will be throwing a party for the Desert Vista track team and Bernard Lagat, who won the 1500 in the Olympic Trials, will be on hand to preset the award.

Each High School competing in the Nike Web Nationals is scored on the best performance in each of ten events; 100m, 400m 1600, 3200, 100/110 H, Long Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault, Discuss and Shot Put.  Desert Vista had two top five nationally ranked realys and a top ten nationally ranked 800 but relays, the 200 and 800, the triple jump and the 300H are not included in the scoring. 

The minimum requirements on each event are as follows:

Event Boys Girls
100M 12.02 140.7
400M 56.7 1:08.30
1600M 5:13.00 6:09.00
3200M 10:55.00 13:32.00
100/110H 16.60 18.10
Long Jump 15-01.00 10-04.00
High Jump 4-11.50 3-09.00
Pole Vault 7-06.00 5-06.00
Discus 40-00.00 25-00.00
Shot Put 15-00.00 15-00.00

Points are assigned base on National Records. If a national record is broken the athlete will earn 1,000 points. The closer an athlete gets to a record, the more points he/she can earn. The following table shows the event, the best performance, the athlete who had the best performance and how many points they received.

Event Performance Athlete Score
100M 10.69 Allante Battle 888
400M 47.12 Allante Battle 906
1600M 4:23.19 Matt Boughton 812
3200M 9:17.56 Matt Boughton 874
110H 14.06 Chris Ingrassia 929
Long Jump 22-11.5 Luke Matthews 802
High Jump 6-8 Chris Ingrassia 820
Pole Vault 15-7 Joel Lang 848
Discus 174-2 Steve Figueroa 785
Shot Put 58-10.75 Steve Figueroa 763



Chandler High School Girls joined the race in June and quickly moved to the top to place third with 7824 points just 181 points from first place Clovis West out of California. Here is how their points added up:



Event Performance Athlete Score
100M 12.14 Larissa Matthews 845
400M 56.53 Quiana Jackson 830
1600M 5:16.77 Sydney Beatty 783
3200M 11:36.50 Sidney Beatty 755
100H 13.86 Larissa Matthews 922
Long Jump 18-11 Micsha Carson 813
High Jump 5-1 Chaunci Toney 659
Pole Vault 11-6 Catherine Ballard 808
Discus 109-8 Amy Cappuccio 664
Shot Put 39-10 Omatayo Talbi 745