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Amanda Marino

Player Profile
Hometown:
Jackson, N.J.

High School:
Jackson

Birthdate:
10/19/1989

Cl./Elig.:
Sr./Sr.

11/22/2010

Villanova Repeats As NCAA Women's Cross Country Champions! (AP)

Wildcats earn ninth NCAA crown, while Sheila Reed brings home the individual title.

All-American (5) -- Cross Country (2008, 2009); Indoor (2009 - 5000 Meters); Outdoor (2009, 2010 - 5000 Meters)
All-BIG EAST (4) -- Cross Country (2008, 2009); Outdoor (2010 - 10000 Meters, 2009 - 5000 Meters)
All-Mid Atlantic Region (1) -- Cross Country (2009)

On Marino: Poised for a great senior year ... Confident racer who consistently performs at a top level.

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 ... Finished in eighth place in the 1500 meters at the Miami Invitational and second at the ECAC Championship.

2010 Indoor: Picked up one victory in the mile at the NYRR Armory I ... Finished seventh in the 3000 meters at the NYRR Armory II ... 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 at the BIG EAST Championships and second at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional as the Wildcats won the team title at each of those meets as well ... Placed 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 an ECAC Championship title in the 5000 meters ... 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 at the Paul Short Invitational.

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 (18) and Gina (14) ... Has a stepmother, Jane Hassinger, and stepbrother, Eric (29) and stepsister, Tanya (26) ... 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 (ECAC Outdoor Championship, 2010)
Mile - 4:49.12 (New Balance Collegiate Invitational, 2009)
3000 Meters - 9:27.05 (NYRR Armory II, 2010)
5000 Meters - 16:04.77 (NCAA Indoor Championships, 2009)
10000 Meters - 33:47.63 (BIG EAST Championships, 2010)

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