FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Christina Manning’s meteoric rise to national prominence continued Saturday night at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships as the sophomore became a first-time All-American after a seventh-place finish in the finals of the 60m hurdles.
The 2010 Big Ten champion in the hurdles, Manning used a time of 8.30 on her way to seventh and two team points. Virginia Tech swept the Top 2 spots, with Queen Quedith Harrison winning the national title in 7.95 and Kristi Castlin claiming runner-up (8.01).
Manning is Ohio State’s first indoor All-American since Veronica Jatsek in 2008 and is the first Buckeye 60m hurdler to earn an All-American award since Dalanda Jackson in 2002. Thanks to the sophomore’s two points in the hurdles, the Buckeyes managed a 52nd-place finish overall, the highest since 2008 and the eighth-best in school history.