Amanda Faust
Amanda Faust
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Macungie, Pa.
High School: Emmaus

As a Junior in 2012: Put together another successful season that saw her finish in the Top-5 among Quinnipiac runners in all six races she competed…Started the season at the Nassaney Memorial Race wherein she crossed the line in 19:09.4 and finished 32nd out of 183…Picked up a Top-5 overall finish in the Quinnipiac Invitational as she finished 4th overall (out of 31) with a time of 19:01.6…Successfully navigated through a crowded field of 360 runners at the Paul Short Invitational with a time of 22:31 and 146th place finish, third-best among the Bobcats…Shined in the New England Varsity Championship with a season-best time of 18:28.39 to earn her 57th place out of 251 and third-best once again among Quinnipiac competitors…Just missed her third career All-NEC honor as she finished the NEC Championships in 16th position but crossed the line in 18:42.23 to help lift her team to yet another conference championship…Closed out 2012 with a time of 22:58.7 in the NCAA Regional event which was good enough for 158th out of 253.

As a Sophomore in 2011: Finished third among all Bobcats and 124th overall at the NCAA Regionals on Nov. 12 with a time of 23:21…Finished 11th overall with a time of 19:23.90 at the Northeast Conference Championship on Oct. 29…Ran her second best time of the season (18:54) at the New England Cross Country Championship on Oct. 8…Ran a season-best time of 18:47.30 at the Monmouth Invitational on Sep. 17…Also competed in the Fordham University Invitational on Sep. 10 (19:19.95, 32nd) and the Paul Short Women Gold 6k on Sep. 30 (22:44, 165th).

As a Freshman in 2010: Was a four-time NEC Athlete of the Week award recipient…Ran at the NCAA Regionals on April 4, where she was Quinnipiac second runner to cross the finish line with an overall time of 22:39.3…Finished third for the Bobcats and seventh overall in 18:02.2 at the 2010-11 Northeast Conference Championships on Oct. 30...Was Quinnipiac’s third finisher at the New England Championships on Oct. 9, running in 18:50…Was the second Bobcat to finish at the Paul Short Invitational on Oct. 1, with a time of 22:21…Placed second in 18:41 at the Quinnipiac Invitational on Sept 18…Placed 10th in 18:27 at the CCSU Invitational on Sept. 11.

Before Quinnipiac: Was a four-year letter winner in cross country and track in high school...Led her team to District and League Championships for all four years, in 2006-2009...Was the 2006 State Runner-up and State Champions in 2007-2009...Finished in 15th place at States in 2007 and 2008, while placing 25th in 2009...Named Team Captain and Emmaus High School's Athlete of the Year in 2009...Made the Lehigh Valley Conference All-Star team for four-straight years...Ran with the Lehigh Valley Road Runners, where her team qualified for Nationals and she medaled all four years, in 2004-2007... Placed first and named an All-American at the 2007 National Championship...Her best 1600m: 5:06.5; best 3200m: 11:03.77; best 3000m: 10:31.72; and best 5k: 18.32.

Personal: Native of Macungie, Pa...Daughter of David and Annemarie Faust...Is one of three triplets. Her sisters Brianna and Christina are also on the women's cross country and track teams at Quinnipiac...Studying to be a physician's assistant.