Annie Mooney is doing just fine for Mission Prep’s girls cross country team without running in the shadow of former Royals superstar Jordan Hasay.
Mooney won her third race of the season Saturday, completing the Division V 5K race at the Stanford Invitational in 18 minutes, 31 seconds.The runner-up finished in 19:05.
Mooney’s win propelled the Royals to a third-pace team finish with 115 points. College Prep won the girls team title with 77 points.
“We always said last year that Annie was the best kept secret in the state,” Mission Prep coach Leslie Monaco said. “It’s been fun to see her getting these wins.
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“She’s really worked hard it’s exciting for her.”
Tricia Mooney added a ninth-place finish in 20:18.
Mission Prep’s boys finished seventh out of 17 teams with 217 points. Redwood Christian won with 90 points.
Artuero Siqueiros was the Royals’ top finisher in 27th place in 18:04.
In the Division III boys team race, the Paso Robles boys finished 10th, led by Jacob Moore (16:46). The Bearcats’ girls came in at 13th and were led by Maddie Cline (20:22).
In Division II, the Arroyo Grande girls finished 12 out of 24 schools. The Eagles were led by Emily Johnston, who finished 36th in 19:52.
Cullen Cali led Arroyo Grande to a 24th place finish in the Division II boys race.————Morro Bay at Bell-Jeff Invitational
James Shipe led the Morro Bay boys to the team title.
Shipe finished the 2.8-mile course with a time of 15:06. The Pirates’ Bryan Carroll came in fourth, finishing in 15:40.
Lizzy Hoyt led the Morro Bay girls to a sixth-place finish.
The Templeton girls won the team title, and Atascadero was second in both team races.
Jennifer Delgiadillo was the first Greyhound to finish with a time of 23:17, and Riley Robb was the second Greyhound to finish in 23:45.
Will Mauk finished first for the Greyhound boys in 18:39.
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Mission Prep (4-1) finished third.
The Royals beat Pioneer Valley, Cabrillo, and Santa Maria (25-20, 25-20, 25-9) to advance to the semifinals, where Mission Prep fell to Gladstone 25-20.
Mission Prep’s Andrea Fernandez made the all-tournament team.
North County Christian lost the third-place match to Maricopa 29-27, 25-23.
Arroyo Grande finished eighth out of 32 teams in Simi Valley. Madi Ventura led the Eagles and earned all-tournament team honors.
The Eagles defeated Golden Valley (25-5, 25-12) and Chaminade (25-15, 25-19) on their way to the playoffs.
After a split with Ventura, the Eagles went on to defeat Oak Park (25-16, 25-22) in the playoffs, but lost to Flintridge Sacred Heart (25-16, 25-22).
Paso Robles, meanwhile, split against Flintridge Academy 25-18, 16-25, defeated Courthill High 25-17, 25-20 and San Marcos 25-23, 25-19, putting the Bearcats in the gold bracket for the playoffs where they lost to Ventura 25-22, 25-19.
BOYS WATER POLO
Paso Robles 9, Nipomo 3; Paso Robles 14, Lompoc 7
The Bearcats (9-7) finished third at the Buena Tournament.
Spencer Silva had four goals in the win over Nipomo. Against Lompoc, Austin McCall led the Bearcats with five goals.