San Bernardino County Cross Country: Desert Sky League

The Desert Sky League features the Adelanto Saints, the Barstow Aztecs, the Granite Hills Cougars, the Silverado Hawks and the Victor Valley Jackrabbits.

2015 Boys Preview

It is very likely Barstow rising back to the top in 2015!  Far removed from the glory years, the Aztecs return 4 from a CIF qualifying team that finished 3rd in the league in 2014.  Despite that 3rd place finish, Barstow was the most impressive Desert Sky League team at CIF Prelims, finishing 9th in their prelim heat.  They have the depth to win the league this season.  Devlin and Haydn Diaz have both been under 18 minutes at Mt. SAC with Devlin at 17:31, the top returning time in the league.  They have a pair in the 18 minute range in Garrett Moon and Brandon Mora, but could use some help at the 5th position.  Granite Hills lose league champion Wallace Jordan, but have Nathaniel Wong, who finished 3rd a year ago.  After that, they have some depth issues, but the Cougars have some historical success.  Silverado returns three from their league champion team, but they lost some of their top runners.  Angel Casillas is the top returner at 18:26.

2015 Girls Preview

Granite Hills has been dominant over the years and even losing their top two runners shouldn't faze them.  The Cougars will return 5 of their 7 that nearly qualified for CIF Finals, but losing their top two will hurt them in trying to acheive that goal this year.  However, they should have firepower to spare in winning the league title again.  They project over 20 minutes in team time ahead of the 2nd place team.  A year ago, they won with 17 points and they may hover around that again.  Abby Toarmina had an excellent freshman campaign, running 20:14 to lead the Cougars and they have a pretty deep supporting cast led by Emily Packer and Heather Lacey.  Barstow's Alyssa Gatti will challenge the front Granite Hills runners, but a projected gap of nearly 4 minutes to the next runner will prevent the Aztecs from challenging as a team.  Adelanto won the 3rd place spot last year and return 4 to give Barstow a race, but they can't match Gatti at the front.  Silverado's Candice Silva will lead the Hawks, having run 22:18 last year. 



Friday, November 7
Desert Sky League Finals
Held at Victor Valley College.
Boys:
1.  Silverado         -  41                         *finished 17th in Division 2 Prelims heat
2.  Granite Hills  -  51                         *finished 14th in Division 3 Prelims heat
3.  Barstow           -  57                         *finished 9th in Division 4 Prelims heat
4.  Victor Valley  -  81
5.  Adelanto          -  146
Individual Results:
1. Wallace Jordan (GH) - 16:25
2. David Lerma (S) - 17:22
3. Nathaniel Wong (GH) - 17:48
4. Guillermo Lievano (GH) - 17:49
5. Haydn Diaz (B) - 17:53
6. Pippens (S) - 17:54
7. Sanchez (VV) - 18:00
8. Sciortino (B) - 18:01
9. Lopez (VV) - 18:06
10. Padilla (S) - 18:10
 
Girls:
1.  Granite Hills  -  17                         *finished 6th in Division 3 Prelims heat
2.  Barstow           -  55                        *finished 15th in Division 4 Prelims heat
3.  Adelanto          -  79                        *finished 15th in Division 3 Prelims heat
4.  Silverado         -  97
Individual Results:
1. Alexa Zamora (GH) - 19:28
2. Larissa Morse (GH) - 19:43
3. Toarmina (GH) - 20:15
4. Alyssa Gatti (B) - 20:26
5. Packer (GH) - 20:28
6. Lacey (GH) - 21:27
7. Lindstrom (GH) - 21:59
8. Peterson (GH) - 22:04
9. Silva (S) - 22:19
10. Bunce (VV) - 23:27 


Thursday, October 2
League Meet #2
Boys:
1.  Silverado               -  46
2.  Barstow                 -  63
3.  Granite Hills        -  63
4.  Victor Valley       -  72
5.  Adelanto               -  123
Individual Results:
1. Jordan (GH) - 16:36
2. Lopez (VV) - 17:14
3. Lerma (Sil) - 17:18
4. Villafuerte (Sil) - 17:42
5. Wong (GH) - 17:45
6. Lievano (GH) - 18:07
7. Sanchez (VV) - 18:08
8. Padilla (Sil) - 18:12
9. Sciortino (Bar) - 18:13
10. Yanez (VV) - 18:17
 
Girls:
1.  Granite Hills        -  17
2.  Barstow                -  52
3.  Silverado              -  82
4.  Adelanto               -  90
5.  Victor Valley       -  105
Individual Results:
1. Zamora (GH) - 19:40
2. Morse (GH) - 20:30
3. Packer (GH) - 20:49
4. Gatti (Bar) - 20:52
5. Toarmina (GH) - 20:56
6. Lacey (GH) - 21:30
7. Silva (Sil) - 22:22
8. Roberts (Bar) - 23:17
9. Ziranda (Sil) - 24:00
10. Bunce (VV) - 24:04 


2014 Season Preview (click here)

2013 League Finals Results (click here)

2013 Season Preview (click here)

2012 League Finals Results (click here)