Women improve and men repeat at C-USA championships in Mississippi
Manion's Career Best Performances
Cross Country: A 2012 Conference USA Cross Country All-Academic Team member...competed in all of the team's meets this season ... placed first in the Screamin' Eagle Festival with a time of 27:24.91 (9/22/12) ... posted a career best at the C-USA Championships with a time of 26:21.90 (10/29/13) ... posted two top 25 finishes in both the Azalea City Classic (26:37.44, 16th place) and the Disney Classic (26:43.54, 12th place) ... was the only male runner for Tulane at the NCAA South Central Regional, where he posted a time of 35:58.58 (11/10/12)
2011-12 (Freshman)Cross Country: Earned First Team All-Louisiana honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association...competed in all six of the team's meets...was the team's top finisher at the NCAA South Central Regional (11/12)...finished among the team's top five runners at four meets...posted a season-best time of 34:19.30 at the NCAA South Central Regional...covered the 8K course at the Crimson Classic (10/15) in a season-best 27:45.80...also ran the 8K in 27:45.80 at the Conference USA Championships (10/31) and in 29:39.07 at the Georgia Invitational (9/3)...crossed the finish line in 19:26.00 over 5.5-kilometers at the Rice Invitational (9/16)...ran 20:56.00 over four miles at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede (10/1). Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in six of the team's eight meets...ran the 3000 and 5000-meter events...ranked second on the team in the both events...owned the second, fourth and sixth fastest times on the team in the 3000 meter...held the fourth, fifth and sixth fastest times in the 5000 meter on the team...had a season-best time of 9:12.78 at the Jaguar Invitational (3/31) in the 3000 meter...also ran 9:15.04 at the South Alabama Invitational (4/14) and 9:27.13 at the Lion Invitational (4/20) in the 3000 meter...posted a season-best time of 16:06.17 over 5000 meters at the Conference USA Championship (5/13)...also ran 16:09.75 at the Golden Eagle Classic (4/28) and 16:18.14 at the LSU Relays (3/23) in the 5000 meter event. Earned C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...was a member of the Tulane 3.0 Club. About Mark ManionPrep: Lettered all four years in cross country and three seasons in track and field for head coach Mike Boza...was selected as team captain as a junior and senior...helped the Panthers win the 2009 and 2010 County Cross Country Championships...competed at the FHSAA State Cross Country meet as a junior and senior...was a part of the County Track and Field Championship teams during his junior and senior season at PHS. Personal: Born Mark William Manion on December 22, 1992...the son of Maureen Manion.