Anthony Monroy led a talented Burroughs High boys' cross-country group last season.
The Indians finished second in the Pacific League behind a sensational Arcadia team that went on to win a state championship. Burroughs also advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division I finals for the first time in 30 years.
Individually, Monroy advanced to the CIF-State Cross-Country Championships. In the competitive Division I race, Monroy placed 19th in 15 minutes, 22.07 seconds over the 5-kilometer course.
Monroy's effort was the 10th-best among all the Southern Section runners in Division I and 15th among Southern Section runners across all five divisions. In addition, his time was 27th overall out of 971 runners across all five divisions, including the No. 7 time for a junior (all from Division I).
Monroy — an All-CIF Southern Section honoree and 2010 All-Area Boys' Cross-Country Runner of the Year — earned a spot in the State Meet by running well in the Southern Section Division I finals at Mount San Antonio College. In the Division I race, the junior placed sixth in 15:46. He also took part in the CIF preliminaries at Mt. SAC, placing second in 15:19.