LA CRESCENTA — When the dust settled and the scores, times and standings were finalized for the 2010 Mission League cross-country season, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy took second and St. Francis High finished fourth.
The teams' respective final standings were hardly representative of their final reactions, however.
"I'm very happy with how the guys did today, I think we ran a pretty darn good race today," said St. Francis Coach Pat Donovan, whose team took fourth in Wednesday afternoon's league finals at Crescenta Valley Park, notching 82 points to finish behind first-place Loyola (26) and then a logjam thereafter with Harvard-Westlake (75) taking second and Notre Dame (80) finishing third. "That was a really close race. That's somebody edging you out at the line.
"But notwithstanding that, it was definitely a good effort."
St. Francis tied for third in the final standings with Harvard-Westlake, but the latter won a tiebreaker.