Marina Capalbo
Marina Capalbo
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Gainesville, Va.
High School: Battlefield
Position: Mid-Distance

Career Achievements

Qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in the 1500-meter run in 2013, 2014 and 2015...was named NEWMAC Track Athlete of the Year after winning the 800-meter run and finishing second in the 1500 meters at the conference meet in 2015...earned All-New England honors in both the 800 meters and 1500 meters in 2014 and 2015...also earned All-New England honors in the 1500-meter run in 2013...four-time NCAA New England Championships qualifier in both events...four-time ECAC Championships qualifier in the 1500 meters and three-time qualifier in the 800 meters...named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team in 2013, 2014 and 2015...earned USTFCCCA All-Academic recognition in 2013 and 2014. 

Career Highlights

2015: As a senior, competed in seven meets, taking part primarily in the 800-meter run and the 1500-meter run…also competed once in the 400 meters and the 5000 meters…won two races, came in second five times, and posted 10 top-five results on the year…won the 3000-meter run with a career-best time of 10:38.81 at the Wesleyan Invitational on March 21…finished second in the 800 meters (2.27.57) and finished 13th in the 400 meters with a time of 1:04.23 at the Coast Guard Invitational on March 28…finished second in both the 800 meters and the 1500 meters at Fitchburg State on April 4…finished second with a time of 4:47.71 in the 1500 meters and fifth with a time of 2:25.66 in the 800 meters at the University of New Hampshire Invitational on April 11…came in 31st overall and third among Division III competitors with a time of 4:35.07 in the 1500-meter run at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton on April 17…won the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.32 and finished second in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:38.18 at the NEWMAC Championships on April 25…broke her own school records to finish fourth in the 800 meters (2:15.67) and the 1500 meters (4:31.95) at the NCAA New England Championships on May 2…came in 17th overall in the preliminaries of the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:38.20 at the NCAA Division III Championships on May 21. 

2014: As a junior, took part in nine meets and competed in the 800, 1500 and 5,000 meters…qualified for the NCAA national championships for the second straight year, for both the NCAA New England and ECAC Championships…posted two victories and eight top-three finishes in 14 races…won the 1500-meter run and finished second in the 800 meters at Bridgewater State to open the season on March 22…also come in second at in the 800 meters (2:24.25) at the Coast Guard Spring Invitational on March 29…won the 5,000 meter and set a school record with a time of 18:04.11 at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational on April 5…came in third with a time of 4:39.27 in the 1500 meters at the UNH Wildcat Invitational on April 12…posted a school-record time of 2:16.89 to finish third in the 800 meters at the Sean Collier Invitational at MIT on April 19…earned all-conference honors by coming in second with a time of 4:40.62 in the 1500-meter run at the NEWMAC Championship on April 26…also finished third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:17.53 in the 800 meters at the league meet…came in sixth in 800 meters (2:17.17) and sixth in the 1500 meters (4:40.62) to earn All-New England honors in both events at the NCAA New England Championship on May 3…broke her own school record in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:34.08 at the New Balance Twilight Meet on May 10…came in 19th with a time of 4:43.91 in the 1500-meter run at the NCAA national championship meet on May 22.

2013: As a sophomore, took part in eight meets competing primarily in the 800- and 1500-meter run…became the program’s first NCAA national championship qualifier…also qualified for both the NCAA New England and ECAC Championships…won one race and posted nine top-10 finishes in 13 races…set school records in both the 800 meters (2:17.54) and 1500 meters (4:36.71) at the UNH Wildcat Invitational on April 13…won the 1500 meters with a time of 2:18.02 at the Fitchburg State Invitational on April 20…came in fifth in the 800 meters and seventh in the 1500-meter run at the NEWMAC Championship on April 27….broke her own school record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:17.41 at the NCAA New England Championships on May 4…broke her own record in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:35.75 at the New Balance Twilight Meet on May 11…made her NCAA national championship debut by finishing 19th with a time of 4:41.73 in the 1500-meter run on May 22.

2012: As a first-year, took part in seven meets competing primarily in the 800 meters and 1500 meters…won one race and posted 10 top-10 finishes in 14 races…made her collegiate debut by winning the 1500-meter run and finishing second in the 800 meters at Westfield State on March 24…came in second the following week in the 800 meters at the Coast Guard Spring Invitational (March 31)…finished seventh with a time of 1:04.35 in the 400 meters at the UNH Wildcat Invitational on April 14…came in second in the 1500-meter run (4:45.77) at the MIT Invitational on April 21…came in third in the 800 meters (2:21.51) and fourth in the 1500 meters (4:47.33) at the NEWMAC Championship on April 28…set a new school record with her time of 2:20.95 at the NCAA New England Championship…also set the school record in the 1500 meters (4:41.29) at the ECAC Championship on May 18.

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