By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
NEW ORLEANS – Monday was full of good news for sophomore Capital University Women’s Track & Field runner and jumper Taylor Manivanh as she found out that she qualified for the NCAA 2018 Indoor Track & Field Championships in the triple jump and was selected as an All-Great Lakes Region honoree in three events by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
To earn a USTFCCCA all-region selection, an individual must place in the top-five in each event out of all the competitors in the region. Manivanh accomplished that in the triple jump, long jump and 60-meter dash.
In the 60-meter dash, Manivanh holds the third-fastest time in the region with a mark of 7.89 seconds. She blazed to that finish on Feb. 23 at the Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Championships.
The sophomore’s 5.52-meter (18-1 ½) leap in the long jump at this season’s Rick Meindl Last Call on Feb. 16 is tied for the third-best mark in the region.
In the triple jump, the event Manivanh qualified for nationals in, she led the region with a mark of 11.75 meters (38-6 ¾). Recorded at the OAC Championships, Manivanh won the conference title in the event and set a program record as well.
Manivanh, along with Logan Allison and Jason Coon, will compete for All-American status at the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 9 and 10 in Birmingham, Ala.