Tara Rooney
Tara Rooney
Born: 05/10/1983
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sammamish, Wash.
High School: Eastlake

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2003-04: Competed in six races on the season ... top finish was a 23rd-place effort at the Santa Clara Invitational with a time of 19:43.6 ... ran 19:57 at the Shoreline Invitational ... ran 20:34.3 at the Bronco Invitational.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2002-03: Competed in six meets on the season with a best finish of 81st at the Bronco Invitational ... registered a time of 21:23 at Bronco ... clocked a season-best time of 20:38.05 at the Willamette Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2001 graduate of Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Wash. ... coached by John Cummings ... participated in Washington state cross country meet in 2000 ... also participated in soccer and tennis ... qualified for state championships in tennis as a senior and was a two-time team captain ... voted cross country most inspirational ... was a four-year varsity letterwinner in tennis ... member of National Honor Society and Young Life and served as a peer mediator.

PERSONAL: Born May 10, 1983 in Manhasett, New York ... daughter of Joe and Cathy Rooney ... has an older sister, Kellie, who attends Georgetown University and a younger sister, Katie ... enjoys outdoors, skiing and volunteering.