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Cross Country Competes in Desert Twilight Meet

The Chiefs had a great time at the wonderful Desert Twilight last Friday and ran like their lives depended on it. The heartfelt team had placed Thunderbird tenth out of nearly fifty schools. “The entire race was really fun. It was dark by the time we raced and it felt as though we were running for eternity, even though it was only three miles,” said one persistent runner. The festival itself was lighthearted and full of joy. “I liked it after the race because that was when everyone was cooling down and talking,” Breanna Kain explains.

However, what is Desert Twilight anyway? “In a state known for its beautiful sunsets and warm desert nights, Arizona is the perfect host for one of the Nation’s first night Cross Country meets.  On Friday, September 27th, 2019, the 12th Annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Meet welcomes over 100 high school teams from around the United States who come to race under the desert stars and bright lights. Not only does this meet offer great competition and loads of fun, the Desert Twilight Cross Country Meet has now become the official Nike Cross National (NXN) Pre-Southwest meet. Thus, giving teams the chance to score valuable points to help them qualify for NXN! All teams eligible to compete are highly encouraged to lace up their racing spikes and come join in the action!”

The Thunderbird cross country team did a great job with this meet and only spells out a successful future.