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Moreno Takes Ninth In National Meet
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Suiting up for one final race this season, Amanda Moreno ended with a top 10 finish in the Golden West Invitational in Folsom on Sunday.

"She ended up ninth," said coach Rick Heflin. "She was in heavy traffic, she couldn't move too much."

The race, by invitational only, featured the elite 3200-meter runners from several states and went off at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, June 12.

"It was cool, the wind had died down, race conditions were perfect," noted Heflin.

Moreno ran the race in 10:41.65 and finished with a strong kick, coming on at the end.

"She was held in place pretty much, it was hard to make a move," Heflin explained, noting that Moreno has some spike marks on her legs that indicate the very close quarters runners were keeping.

"A couple of girls tried to stay out of the pack by going out ahead but they faded," said Heflin. "Amanda ran the third fastest time of her life, she was about 12th entering the stretch and she started to kick, ran down a couple of girls."

The Folsom event closes out the season for Moreno and Heflin said he was pleased that she ran such a solid race to end the year.

"She ran a smart race," he pointed out. "It's a long season and this was a fantastic race to end the season with, she was solid."

Moreno will take a break for a couple of weeks before getting back into training, working on distance in preparation for the cross country season in the fall.