One of the top returnees on the cross country squad after gaining valuable experience as a true freshman…was a fixture in the top half of the cross country scoring lineup last fall…year of experience and improved strength should pay dividends for runner with very good range.
Cross Country: Was a major contributor in her freshman season, never scoring lower than fourth for the Noles with an average team finish of 2.8…earned ACC Freshman of the Week honors (Oct. 11) following her sixth place overall finish at the FSU Invitational; the second of three consecutive finishes in the No. 2 spot for the team…ran 17:57.9 for 15th overall in her 5k debut at the adidas XC Challenge…was even faster at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:23.3) over the same distance…was 49th overall and the 13th freshman at the ACC Championships with a 6k season-best 21:23.8…finished fourth on the team for the second consecutive meet at the NCAA South Region (21:37.3). Indoors: Competed in just two meets, opening up with SB 3000 (10:24.34) at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational…ran a 5:10.50 mile at Bob Pollock Invitational. Outdoors: Lined up for six meets…posted PB of 17:32.58 (5000) in a third-place finish at the Yellow Jacket Invitational…her fourth 1500 of the season produced a new PB (4:32.51) at the Seminole Twilight; her final meet of the season.
Brings an impressive resume to FSU which includes 2016 Colorado 5A 3200 state runner-up, 2014 All-State cross country and 2014 5A 1600 bronze…boasts PRs of 2:15.19 (800), 4:33.94 (1500), 4:51.60 (1600), 4:46.59 (mile) and 10:53.70 (3200)…also has a 17:33 5k cross country PB…was the 2014 USATF Junior Olympic national champion at 3000 meters (10:34.22)…three-year member of the National Honor Society and winner of the John Lynch Award…plans to major in hospitality at FSU…mother Carrie Mooney (Boyd) enjoyed a standout distance career at FSU, including a Metro Conference cross country title, and father Chris Mooney also ran on the cross country and track teams for the Noles…born Dec. 4, 1997.