The Desert Vista boys and girls cross country teams are participating in the Nike Cross Nationals Southwest Regional meet on Saturday at Toka Sticks Golf in Mesa.
The event consists of qualifying teams and individuals from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada. This year eight nationally ranked boys teams and 12 nationally ranked girls teams will compete.
The event serves as a qualifier into the Ninth Annual Nike Cross Nationals event, scheduled for Dec. 1 at Portland Meadows racing facility. The top two teams and top five individuals will automatically qualify, and the third and fourth place teams will be considered for an at large berth.