April 25, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State sprinter/hurdler Christina Manning was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week Wednesday by the conference office after her top-notch performance at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic in Gainesville, Fla., last weekend. This award is the second outdoor Athlete of the Week award for Manning this season and the third of her career.
In Gainesville, Manning represented the Scarlet and Gray in the international division of the 100m hurdles as one of two collegians. The All-American turned in a wind-aided time of 12.57 to claim the silver medal. Due to the wind, the time is ineligible for the Ohio State record, however, the time does currently stand as the fastest Division I time this season. In the 200m, dash Manning ran a 24.03 for eighth. The Waldorf, Md., native also helped the 4x100m relay team to a second-place finish in 43.92.
Ohio State heads travels to the Penn Relays April 26-28.
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