Sophomore ranks second in state for cross country


Sophomore Aniya Mosley runs at cross country state championship in Warrenton, VA on Nov. 16.

Josh Garcia, Staff Writer

Sophomore Aniya Mosley gains state-wide attention as she continues to set new records against top tier athletes. This season marks Aniya’s second year on the cross country team, and she came in second overall at states. 

“Last year in track, she was the state champion in the 1000m race which she won as a freshman,” said sophomore Brayden Scharfe.

Aniya set a new personal record of 18:11 for the 5k race at the Albemarle invitational, finishing in second place despite an ankle injury earlier in the season.

“I’m really excited for states, and I hope we do well,” said Aniya. “Last year we came in fifth so hopefully we do better this year.”

After obtaining a new course record of 17:28 at the girl’s varsity Milestat competition, Aniya was announced the 2019 girl’s varsity Milestat champion on Oct. 19. Additionally, Aniya finished in first place at the Class six Region A cross country meet on Nov. 9, and as previously mentioned, she came in second overall at the state championship in Warrenton, VA on Nov. 16.

She plans to run for Virginia Tech after high school.

“Aniya is talented, fearless, and determined,” said cross country coach Mike Nestor.