Former Ohio State Track Star Christina Manning Finishes Second In 100-Meter Hurdles At USATF Outdoor Championships

By Dan Hope on June 23, 2018 at 6:24 pm
Christina Manning competing in the 2017 IAAF World Championships.
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Former Ohio State track star Christina Manning finished second with a time of 12.65 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday.

With her fastest time of the season to date, Manning took the second spot on the podium, improving her position one spot from the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships, where she finished third with a time of 12.70 seconds. 

Manning revealed after the meet that she nearly opted not to compete this weekend, but her decision to do so paid off with a silver medal.

Keni Harrison, the world-record holder in the 100-meter hurdles, won gold with a time of 12.46 seconds.

An NCAA champion in the 100-meter hurdles during her senior year at Ohio State in 2012, Manning was inducted in the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame last fall.

Manning wasn't the only former Buckeye to compete in the national championship meet on Saturday. Nick Demaline, who completed his Ohio State career with an eighth-place finish in the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships earlier this month, finished 12th in the shot put at the USATF Championships on Saturday.

Zack Bazile, who won the NCAA title in the long jump earlier this month, will compete for another national title in the long jump on Sunday along with fellow former Ohio State long jumper Michael Hartfield.

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