Monday, April 8, 2013

Amanda Marino Wins Atlantic City April Fools Half Marathon
-- Marina Muncan Third

Amanda Marino
Two former Villanova All-Americans fared very well yesterday at the April Fools Half Marathon in Atlantic City.   Amanda Marino, 23, who was part of back-to-back NCAA cross country championship teams while at Villanova, took the women's title at the event, finishing in 1:16.06.  Marino competed in the 2012 US Olympic marathon trials, and owns a 1:13:47 PR in the event, set at the 2011 Philadelphia half marathon.  Marina Muncan, a 2012 Olympian in the 1500 meters for her native Serbia, and head cross country coach at Stockton College (NJ), came third in 1:17.27.  Ethiopian Woynishet Abebe, a 2:45:32 marathoner (2012 Richmond) came second in 1:16:24.

Full results are HERE

The top 5 finishers on the women's side were:
1.  Amanda Marino      23    1:16:07
2.  Woynishet Abebe    27    1:16:24
3.  Marina Muncan      30    1:17:27
4.  Stephanie Braun    22    1:19:05
5.  Genet Measso       25    1:21.49

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