Women's Cross Country

Erin McManus - blank


Potomac, Md.

High School:
Winston Churchill

Erin McManus


Cross Country Update

Check out the two new bridges at Percy Warner Park and read about the continued development of the cross country program.


2011 SEC Championships

Vanderbilt won the 2011 SEC Women's Cross Country Championship.


2011 Commodore Classic

The Commodore Classic at Percy Warner Park on Sept. 17, 2011. Women placed 4th, men 9th out of 24 participating schools.

Personal record
4K - 15:27
5K - 19:09
6K - 23:55
1,500 meters (outdoor) - 4:49.18

2011 Cross Country:Finished the Belmont-VU Opener with a time of 15:26.48 after returning from France to present two academic papers.

2011 Track:Competed in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters events.

2010 Cross Country: Clocked a time of 16:04.67 at the Belmont-VU Opener ... Crossed the finish line at the Commodore Classic at 19:45.66.

2010 Track: Did not compete in any meets

2009 Cross Country: Notched her personal best at the Greater Louisville Classic with a time of 19:09.32, helping Vanderbilt to a sixth-place finish... Competed in the SEC Championships, helping Vanderbilt to a sixth-place finish.

2009 Track: Best finish outdoors in the 1,500 meters was at the Mississippi Open with a time of 4:49.2... Also competed in the War Eagle Invitational, Ole Miss Invitational, Austin Peay Spring Fling, and the SEC Outdoor Championships... Did not compete indoors.

2008 Cross Country: Finished in the top eight of team in every race she competed... Ran 31st (15:40.05) among 103 runners in collegiate debut at the Belmont/VU Opener (4K)... Finished 26th overall (19:43.33) in the Commodore Classic (5K)... Posted a PR of 19:14.12 at the Greater Louisville Classic (5K)... Placed third among Commodores at the Pre-Nationals Open Race.

High School/Prep: Served one year as team captain... PRs of 2:18 (800), 5:09 (1,600) and 11:23 (3,200)...As senior, helped team finish fourth in state cross country meet with eighth place effort... Ran second in the state in the 1600 meters.

Personal: Erin Adams McManus... Born Jan. 10, 1990... Parents are Natalie and Richard McManus... Has an older sister and a younger brother ...Enjoys flying... Interned as assistant in aerospace engineering laboratory at University of Maryland ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Off the Course with Erin:

Favorite "non-school" related reading material: "Ender's Game"

Favorite class this semester: The impact of our space program on society

My day can't start until: I have my bowl of cereal.

My dream job: Pilot

Item I brought to VU to remind me of home: My special sweatshirt

Dream vacation: Seeing the seven wonders of the world

Best concert I've ever attended: Spice Girls

Favorite restaurant: Melting Pot

First job I had: Lab assistant in aerospace engineering lab at University of Maryland

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