Bradenton, Fla. (Manatee HS)
Mile: 5:18.21 - 1998 Barnett Bank Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
3,000m: 10:19.34 - 1998 LSU Seven-Way Meet, Baton Rouge, La.
5,000m: 17:32.32 - 1998 SEC Indoor Championships, Baton Rouge, La.
1,500m: 4:52.33- 1998 Barnett Bank Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
3,000m: 10:22.24 - 1998 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
5,000m: 17:31.00 - 1998 Penn Relays, Philadelphia, Pa.
10,000m: 37:46.50 - 1997 Penn Relays, Philadelphia, Pa.
HONORS: (One-Time SEC Academic Honor Roll) 1998 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2000 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 5:01.33 in the 1500m and 18:23.25 in the 5000m... Competed in four meets (all Outdoors)... 38th in the Penn Relays 5000m, 18:23.25.
1999 CROSS COUNTRY: 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; her best time this season... 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.
1999: Did not compete indoors or out... Redshirted the year.
1998 CROSS COUNTRY: 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.
1998 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 4:52.33 (1500m), 10:19.34 (3000m) (10:22.24 (Outdoors), 17:31.00 (5000m) (17:32.32 Indoor) and 38:27.51 (10,000m)... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... Sixth in the SEC Outdoor Championships 10,000m, 38:44.09... Fourth in the SEC Indoor Championships 5,000m, 17:32.3- Indoor Best.
1997 CROSS COUNTRY: Earned her first career top 10 finish at the Nike Twi-Light with a seventh place finish... Competed in three meets for the Gators.
1997 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 10:35.14 (3000m), 17:17.70 (5000m) and 37:46.50 (10,000m)... Ninth in the SEC Outdoor Championships 10,000m...Ninth place in the Florida Relays 5,000m... Competed in the SEC Indoor Championships in the 5,000m.
1996 CROSS COUNTRY: 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.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA: 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... Parents are Dennis and Shelly McManus... Has one sister, Sarah... 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.