|Hometown||Sauk Rapids, Minn.|
Junior season (2006) - Registered a breakthrough with his training late in the season, running fourth for Whitman at both the NWC Championships and NCAA Div. III West Regional ... Placed 41st overall at the conference championships and 75th at the regional race ... Ran eighth for Whitman at the season-opening Whitman Invitational, placing 25th overall ... Warmed up for his late season surge by filling Whitman's sixth spot at two large meets.
Sophomore season (2005) - Running his first season of college cross country as a sophomore, finished seventh for Whitman in his first two collegiate races, placing 27th overall at the Whitman Invitational and 44th overall at the Lewis & Clark Invitational ... Finished sixth for Whitman in two of his final three races.
Prep - Ran three seasons of varsity cross country for the Crusaders at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud, Minn. ... Was part of three sectional championship teams that qualified for state each season and placed as high as second ... Was Cathedral's top runner as a senior, when he also served as a captain ... Also ran track in high school and competed on the Nordic ski team for one season.
Academics - Pursuing a minor in geology in addition to his major in applied mathematics ... Has fond memories of a top-two finish in a spelling bee as a fifth grader.Personal - Son of Paul and Marti Marrinan of Sauk Rapids, Minn. ... Has three sisters, one of whom (Sarah) runs on the cross country team at Chicago's Lake Forest College ... Works summers for Les Voyageurs, Inc., serving as a guide for young boys on 26-day canoe trips into remote sections of Manitoba and Ontario ... Enjoys intramural football, basketball, dodgeball, bowling, soccer and volleyball, and plays on Whitman's ultimate frisbee club team. Back to Cross Country Roster