CV XC in AZ Central

Wed, Sept 21st, Written by Richart Obert,

Gilbert Campo Verde's boys cross country team is ranked No. 1 across all conferences, based on times posted on

Sophomore Ryan Stubbs won the King of the Mountain Invitational last weekend in 15 minutes, 47 seconds. He is ranked third in the state. He ran the 5K in 15:41 on Sept. 9 at the Desert Solstice meet.

"Rylan is a strong runner because he is consistent in his training and he knows how to listen to his body," coach Josh Applebach said. "When he can push himself harder in a workout, he lets his coaches know and if it's appropriate we give him the green light.

"When he is sensing he needs more recovery, he speaks up and we hold him back. He knows that more training isn't necessarily better training, but that higher quality training is better training."

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Fri Oct 14th

Titan Invitational! Race times are as follows:
8:00am - Freshman Boys
8:05am - Freshman Girls
8:35am - Open Boys
8:40am - Open Girls
9:10am - Varsity Boys
9:40am - Varsity Girls
10:10am - Awards Ceremony

Boys Win Chandler Invitational

Sat, Sept 3rd

CV Boys team finished on top at this year's Chandler Invitational, defeating D1 cross country powerhouses Brophy, Mt View, Highland, CDS, & Perry. The boys finished 3rd, 1st, 6th, & 3rd in their respective class races to win with a mere 13 pts to runner-up Mt. View who had doubled CV's score. The top 5 CV boys ran the 5k course with a spread of just 21 seconds (16:53-17:14) despite being split among four races.

The freshmen boys placed three in the top 10 to win the freshmen boys' team race, and junior Alaina Kautz ran to a victory over Chandler HS rival Ava Hamilton. The girls' team finished 6th overall; one of their best showings at the Chandler meet in school history.

Click here to read an article about the CV Cross Country team's showing at the Chandler Invitational.


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Athletes set PRs at King of the Mtn Invitational

Sat, Sept 17th
Nineteen athletes ran personal record (PR) performances Saturday morning at the 3rd annual King of the Mountain Invitational in North Mesa. The course measured 3.0 miles, just shy of 5k, but even after conversions to 5k, nineteen PRs were established. Athletes' profiles on will display times for a 5k distance, however. Medals went to the top 10 in each of the races, and six CV athletes earned one. An individual victory as well as the "outstanding performer" award were won by Rylan Stubbs; 15:47. 

Freshmen Junie Zeller and Olivia Callaghan had noteworthy performances, each running more than one minute faster than their previous best times even after time conversions to the longer 5k distance.

The team now looks ahead to the Twilight Invitational on Sept 30th.

Boys take 4th at Solstice

Tues, Sept 13th

In one of the largest meets in Arizona, the 3rd annual Desert Solstice Inv in Marana, the CV boys finished a respectable 4th place behind three Div 1 powerhouse teams. Both Zack Prusse (Jr) and Rylan Stubbs (So) ran times that qualify them as Milesplit National Elites, 16:18 & 15:41, respectively. Freshman Kenny Edwards ran sub-17 after leading the pack through the one mile mark in 5:00. He would finish 42nd overall in the combined varsity competition of 254 athletes. Another freshman rounding out the top-7 was Garrett Anderson, who lost one of his shoes just 800m into the race. Despite being unevenly shod for 2.6 miles, he completed the course in personal record time; 17:30.

Alaina Kautz (Jr) ran to a near-personal best of 18:36 and finished 13th overall. She was supported by season bests from every other girl on the team, and an impressive personal record time of 23:11 by relative newcomer to the sport, Morgan Warner (Jr), who was the team's fifth finisher. Another outstanding improvement came from Nhi Nguyen, who bettered her 5k PR by more than ten minutes in nine days.

​The coyotes take on Arcadia and Queen Creek Wednesday at CVHS



CV Cross Country GPAs

Thurs, Sept 15th
The cross country team ended the 4.5 week grading period with an average team GPA of 3.78! The girls team with a 3.69 average, and the boys team with a 3.82 GPA average! Keep up your focus and competitive spirit in the classroom; 
Go Coyotes!

Mon Oct 3rd

Grade Checks are due to your coaches on Monday, October 3rd at 3:00pm!

Click here to print the grade check form!

Fri Sept 30th

Twilight Invitational! One of the premier events in the western US, this is a "high focus" race for our athletes. Race times are as follows:

4:30 - Freshman Boys

4:45 - Freshman Girls

​6:15 - Open Boys

6:45 - Open Girls

9:00 - Sweepstakes Girls

​9:25 - Sweepstakes Boys

10:00 - Awards​

11:45 - Return to CV