Saturday, December 8, 2012
Amanda Marino 26th at USATF National Club XC Championship
Former Villanova cross country All-American Amanda Marino came 26th this afternoon in Lexington, KY at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championship. Marino was a 3-time cross country All-American (35th, 6th, 10th) and part of two consecutive National Championship cross country teams at Villanova from 2007-2011. Marino was also a 3-time All-American in the 5000 meters on the track. 2012 has been a solid year for Marino. In January she made her marathon debut at the US Olympic Marathon Trials, where she finished 51st in 2:41.22. In June, she came 18th at the NYRR Mini-10K, and finished 18th again at the USA 20K Championship in September. All this on the heels of her November 2011 3rd place finish at the Philadelphia half-marathon, where she ran 1:13.47.