"It was definitely a goal of mine," said Malloy, who was honored at the club's annual banquet Wednesday night. "I knew there were some really good runners, really good athletes that I had to compete against."
Malloy won the South Jersey Group 2 championship Nov. 10 at Delsea with a time of 18 minutes, 45.03 seconds for the 3.1 miles. Her first-place finish led Haddonfield to the team title.
"That was a big goal of ours," Malloy said.
Malloy took fourth place in the state Group 2 meet with a time of 19:13, then was South Jersey's best finisher at the Meet of Champions with a time of 19:05 on the famous course at Holmdel.
Malloy said she has not made a college choice. She plans to run at the collegiate level.
"It was a great year," Malloy said. "You always think you can run a little better, a little faster. But I'm happy with what I was able to accomplish."
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