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  Renee McManus
  • Senior
  • Bradenton, Fla.
  • Manatee High

Has five career top-10 finishes (best of ninth) and PRs of 4:52.33 (1500m), 5:18.21 (i-Mile), 10:19.34 (i-3k), 17:31.00 (5k), 37:46.50 (10k).

1999 XC: Competed in five meets...Back problems kept her out of the last two meets of the season... Placed sixth for the Gators and 28th overall at the SEC Championships in 18:54.50...Was her best finish this season in the 5K... Was third for Florida at the Pre-NCAA meet... Top finisher for the Gators at the Walt Disney World Classic, earning her second top-10 finish of the year and the fifth of her career with a ninth place finish (19:53.65).. Finished 16th at the Crimson Classic in 18:55.48... Took sixth place at the Nike Twi-Light in a time of 19:33.61.

1998 XC: Competed in two meets for the Gators... Finished in ninth place at the Twi-Light, her second career top-10 finish... Earned her third top-10 finish of her career at the NationsBank Invitational with a 10th place finish.

1997 XC: Competed in four meets for the Gators... Earned her first career top 10 finish at the Nike Twi-Light with a seventh place finish.

1996 XC: Competed in three events for Florida... Finished 11th at the Barnett Bank Invitational in her top finish in five meets during the year... Also competed for the Gators at the SEC and the District III Championships.

Prep: Class 2A State Champion in 3,200m in 1993...Finished in top eight in state cross country meet five consecutive years...A top-eight finisher in the state track meet for four straight years...Also lettered in basketball as a prep.

Personal: Born March 20, 1978...A 1996 graduate of Manatee High School...Member of the National Honor Society...Also participated in chamber choir, drama club and speech club while in high school... Considered Air Force and Oral Roberts before selecting UF.

Major: Elementary Education.


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