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2008 Men's Cross Country Roster

Danny Manco

Miami, Fla.
John Aferguson Senior High School
Daniel Manco

Major: Sports Management

Track Events: 1,500m and mile


Highlights: Personal best of 25:03.8 (8K).


2009: Ran unattached in the Mountain Dew Invitational, finishing fourth overall … Received a redshirt for the season.


2008: Ran unattached in the Mountain Dew Invitational, finishing 40th in 27:04.84 … Received a redshirt for the season.


Track Highlights: Competed as an unattached runner in the indoor mile twice, recording a person-best time of 4:15.88 and finishing fifth at the 2009 Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet in Gainesville … Placed 10th in the 1,500m at the 2009 Pepsi Florida Relays with a career-best time of 3:54.31 … Ran unattached in the 1,500m at the 2010 Tom Jones Memorial Classic, finishing 12th


Prep: Coached by Julio Valdes and Ryan Raposo … 2007 Runner-up at the Greater Miami Athletic Conference, District 8 and Region 4 Championships … Placed third at the state championship in 2007 … 2006 state championship runner-up … 2006 conference, district and regional Champion … Falcons won the 2007 district and regional Championships and took second in the state championship … Named All-Dade cross country first team from 2005 to 2007 … 1,600m district champion in 2006, 2007 and 2008 … region champion in same event in 2005, 2006 and 2007 … Finished fourth at the state finals in 2006, 2007 and 2008 … 2007 800m district champion … 2006 3,200m district champion … 2006 1,600m GMAC Champion … Ran on the 4x800m relay team that placed third at the state meet in 2007 … Relay team won the region championship in 2007 and the district championship in 2006, 2007 and 2008 … Gradued with records at John A. Ferguson High School in the 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m … Part of the 4x800 and distance medley relay teams who also hold the top record… Two-time nominee for Athlete of the Year in Miami Dade County … Most memorable moment in athletic career was being named Athlete of the Year at high school.



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