2003: Competed in six events last year ... Placed 17th at Midwest Regionals with her best 6k time of the season (22:02) ... Finished 43rd at the Big 12 Championsips (23:28.70, 6k) ... Took first place at the Bob Timmons Invitational in a 5k time of 18:38.87 ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team (4.0 GPA).
2002: Competed in every meet ... Was one of the top three Jayhawk finishers in every competition, placing second among her teammates three times ... Ran the Big 12 Championships race in a season-best 6k time of 21:40.70, placing 19th overall and second among her teammates ... Placed 38th at the Midwest Regional, coming in second for the Jayhawks with a time of 21:48.80 ... Finished third overall at the Bob Timmons Invitational (18:59.82), fourth at the Kansas State Wildcat Invitational (13:10 4k) and seventh at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree (18:13 5k).
2001: Ran in all five meets ... Finished the regional race in a time of 23:32.7 and placed 92nd overall ... Ran the 6k Big 12 Championship race in a time of 23:13.4 to place 69th overall ... Recorded a time of 23:35 at the 6k Chili Pepper Invitational, placing 94th overall ... Was the fourth Jayhawk-finisher at the 5k OSU Cowboy Jamboree, clocking 19:03 and placing 38th overall ... Began the season with a ninth-place finish at the Bob Timmons Invitational (20:21.31) where she was third among her teammates.
High School: Won five letters in cross country, four in track and four in basketball ... Was a highly decorated runner, winning all-conference awards 11 times, all-state eight times, and conference champion nine times ... Placed first in the state in the 800m and 4x800m, breaking the state record in the 4x800m ... Was captain of the class AA state champions ... Finished 10th in a class of 700 ... Coached by Pete Tremaine.
Parents: Mike and Sally Manthe. Born: April 1, 1983, in Coon Rapids, Minn. Major: Biochemistry.