Mooney Second in State

Nov 29, 2010

Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune

Mission Prep’s Annie Mooney finished second in the girls Division 5 race Saturday for her fourth straight top-three finish at the CIF State Cross Country Meet at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Mooney, a senior, covered the 5K course in 18 minutes, 24 seconds, the same time she had a year ago. She finished 11 seconds behind the individual winner, Lucy McCullough of Marin Academy, and one second ahead of the third-place finisher, Bridget Blum of San Francisco University.

“We’re really proud of Annie,” Mission Prep coach Leslie Monaco said. “We felt like she ran a great race. Her second-place finish was awesome.

“Never less than third place in her state championship career, that’s quite an accomplishment.”

Mooney’s runner-up finish led Mission Prep to 11th in the team standings as the Royals scored 243 points, three more than 10th-place Flintridge Prep. San Francisco University won the Division 5 team title with 88 points to 119 for runner-up College Preparatory.

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