Annmarie (Gower) Marino
Cross Country, Track & Field
Grad Year: 1984
Year Inducted: 2002
Annmarie (Gower) Marino had an outstanding career in both women’s cross country and outdoor track and field during her undergraduate days at Rhode Island College. Many of her records still stand today, even though it’s been 18 years since she last competed for the Anchorwomen.
Marino’s accomplishments culminated in an outstanding senior season in 1983-84. In cross country, she was named All-American, All-New England, All-Region and ran the all-time best time in Anchorwomen history, completing the 5,000 meter course in 17:43, a record that still stands today. Marino still holds the top ten best times in RIC women’s cross country history.
During the 1984 outdoor track and field season, Marino broke RIC records in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000 meter events and still holds the top times to this day. She was a member of RIAIAW Division III Cross Country Championship teams at RIC in 1981, ’82 and ’83. She competed at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in 1982 and 1983. In addition to competing as a student-athlete, Marino worked in the athletic department in each of her four years at RIC.
Marino embarked on a career as a physical education teacher at Barrington Middle School in 1985 after one year as an assistant athletic director at Barrington College. She has coached the basketball, cross country, and the indoor/outdoor track and field teams at Barrington High School over the past 17 years. Marino currently coaches the cross country team. Among a host of accomplishments, her cross country, indoor track and outdoor track teams were the Rhode Island State Champions in 1994-95.