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:
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.
|Long Jump||22-11.5||Luke Matthews||802|
|High Jump||6-8||Chris Ingrassia||820|
|Pole Vault||15-7||Joel Lang||848|
|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:
|Long Jump||18-11||Micsha Carson||813|
|High Jump||5-1||Chaunci Toney||659|
|Pole Vault||11-6||Catherine Ballard||808|
|Shot Put||39-10||Omatayo Talbi||745|