Marina Orrson


High School: Lake-Lehman High School, PA
College: Misericordia University Class of 2013
Current Residence: Shavertown, PA

Personal Bests

1 mile: 4:57
3,000 meters: 10:03
3 miles: 16:30
5,000 meters: 17:22
4.5 miles: 25:58
8,000 meters: 28:28
5 miles: 28:44
9 miles: 52:51
10 miles: 58:09
Half marathon: 1:18:41
Marathon: 3:06:10

Career Highlights

  • 2007: 3200 Meter Relay 6th Place “AA” Girls Track (School Record: 9:43)
  • 2008: PIAA 23rd Place “AA” Girls Cross-Country
  • 2013: NCAA DIII 10K Qualifier, 4th Place Finish Run for the Diamonds (53:53)
  • 2014: St. Luke's Half Marathon Champion, 2nd Place Finish Run for the Diamonds, Rehoboth Beach Half Marathon Champion (1:23:26)
  • 2015: 28th Place Finish at the NYC Half (1:18:46), 12th Place Finish at the Broad Street Run, Chasing the Unicorn Marathon Champion, Wineglass Half Marathon Champion (1:19:52)

Fun Facts

Pre-Race Song: “Bet On It” by Troy Bolton (Zac Efron), High School Musical 2. There will never be another song that pumps me up as much as this one.
Hobbies: Writing, coaching, oh, and playing way too many RPGs (especially Final Fantasy) in whatever small amount of free time I have.
Favorite Food: All food and every food (except peanut butter (Yeah, I know. A runner without a love for peanut butter. Blasphemy!)).
Favorite Professional Runner: Meb Keflezighi and Manteo Mitchell (We're in the “Running with a Broken Left Fibula” Club for life.)
Favorite Professional Athlete: Hmm...I don't have an answer, but I love the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.