Amanda Marino
Amanda Marino

Player Profile
Hometown:
Jackson, N.J.

High School:
Jackson

Position:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
10/19/1989

On Marino: Confident racer who consistently achieved strong results on the national level for Villanova ... Terrific runner who helped lead the team's distance unit all four years of her career.

2011 Outdoor: Came in fifth in the 10000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Competed at the NCAA East Regional and placed 13th in a season-best time of 33:57.75 ... Runner-up in the 5000 meters in a season-best time of 16:22.13 at the Colonial Relays ... Also placed 23rd in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (16:32.09) and was 15th at the Penn Relays ... Ran the 1500 meters at the Mason Spring Invitational and came in eighth with a time of 4:27.86.

2011 Indoor: Finished third in the Mile at the NYRR I meet (4:55.59) and came in fifth in the 3000 meters (9:35.17) at the NYRR II meet.

2010 Cross Country: Was the second Villanova runner in each of the last five meets of the season ... Her individual finishes included 10th place at the NCAA Championships, fifth place at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and second place at both the BIG EAST Championships and the Penn State National ... Registered a season-best 6K time of 20:09 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Helped lead Villanova to its second consecutive national title with a time of 20:27 on the national championships course ... Started the season by winning the Main Line Invitational, where she covered the three-mile course in 16:48 to finish first out of 70 runners.

2010 Outdoor: Notched her fifth career All-America honor with an 11th place finish in the 5000 meters at the NCAA Championships ... Also finished second in the 5000 meters at the Penn Relays (16:10.66) and came in fifth in her heat at the NCAA East Regional despite losing her shoe during the race ... Recorded a victory in the 3000 meters at the Miami Hurricane Invitational ... Ran the 10000 meters for the first time at the BIG EAST Championships and came in second place with a time of 33:47.63 ... That time remains her personal best in the event ... Finished in eighth place in the 1500 meters at the Miami Invitational and second at the ECAC Championship ... Established a personal best time of 4:22.63 at the ECAC meet.

2010 Indoor: Picked up one victory in the Mile at the NYRR I meet ... Finished seventh in the 3000 meters at the NYRR II meet ... Her time of 9:27.05 in the 3000 meters is a personal best ... Raced to an eighth place finish in the 5000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships.

2009 Cross Country: Helped lead Villanova to its eighth national title by placing a team-best sixth overall at the NCAA Championships ... Also finished second overall at both the BIG EAST Championships and the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional as the Wildcats won the team title at each of those meets as well ... Came in fourth at the Bill Dellinger Invitational and third at the Panorama Farms Invitational.

2009 Outdoor: Starred in the 5000 meters, in which she finished third at the BIG EAST Championships, fourth at the NCAA East Regional and eighth at the NCAA Championships, where she received All-America accolades ... Also placed fifth in the 3000 meters at the Penn Relays ... Raced to an eighth place finish in the 1500 meters at the Pepsi Florida Relays ... Her time of 4:28.98 was a personal best at the time.

2009 Indoor: Won a title in the 5000 meters at the ECAC Championship ... Went on to finish 10th in the event and earn All-America honors at the NCAA Championships with a personal best time of 16:04.77 ... Came in fourth in the 5000 meters and sixth in the 3000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Also finished fifth in the 3000 meters at the Penn State Invitational and was fifth in her heat of the Mile at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

2008 Cross Country: Garnered All-America recognition for the first time in her career with a 35th place showing at the NCAA Championships ... Placed ninth at the BIG EAST Championships and was 30th overall in the Blue Race at the Pre-NCAA meet ... Finished in ninth place at the Old Nassau Run and in 21st place in the Paul Short Run.

2008 Outdoor: Raced to a fifth-place finish in the 5000 meters at the Sun Angel Classic with a time of 17:48.45 ... Improved that mark by more than 25 seconds at the Larry Ellis Invitational, where her time of 17:23.42 qualified her for the BIG EAST Championships and was also a new personal best.

2008 Indoor: Placed second in the Mile at the Gotham Cup (4:58.32) and seventh in the event at the BIG EAST Championships ... Came in ninth in the 3000 meters at the Penn State National with a then-personal best time of 10:04.26.

2007 Cross Country: Placed 29th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and 12th at the ECAC Championship.

Personal: Born 10/19/89 ... Oldest of three children of Sal Marino and the late Rochelle Marino ... Siblings are Matthew (19) and Gina (15) ... Has a stepmother, Jane Hassinger, and stepbrother, Eric (30) and stepsister, Tanya (27) ... Double major in Secondary Education and English ... Hopes to one day teach English and coach both cross country and track at the high school level.

PERSONAL BESTS

1500 Meters               4:22.63            2010 ECAC Championship
Mile                      4:49.12            2009 New Balance Collegiate Invitational
3000 Meters               9:27.05            2010 NYRR II
5000 Meters               16:04.77           2009 NCAA Championships
6000 Meters (XC)          20:02              2009 NCAA Championships
10000 Meters              33:47.63           2010 BIG EAST Championships

CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)

All-American                                 2008, 2009, 2010
All-Mid Atlantic Region                      2009, 2010
All-BIG EAST                                 2008, 2009, 2010

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-American                                 2009 (5000 Meters)

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

All-American                                 2009 (5000 Meters)
All-American                                 2010 (5000 Meters)
All-BIG EAST                                 2009 (5000 Meters)
All-BIG EAST                                 2010 (10000 Meters)

CAREER AWARDS (Academic)

BIG EAST Academic All-Star                   2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

10000 Meters              2nd                2010 Outdoor
5000 Meters               3rd                2009 Outdoor
5000 Meters               4th                2009 Indoor
10000 Meters              5th                2011 Outdoor
3000 Meters               6th                2009 Indoor
Mile                      7th                2008 Indoor
5000 Meters               8th                2010 Indoor

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