Desert Vista junior Dani Jones finished fourth overall at the NXN Southwest Regional recently to qualify for the 10th annual Nike Cross Nationals. She will get the chance to compete against the nation’s best in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Portland Meadows racing facility.

The Thunder girls finished sixth overall with Jones leading the way with a time of 17 minutes and 48.21 seconds.

The boys finished 20th with Xavier Esparza having the highest finish at 62nd with a time of 16:33.31.

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