Matt Manly

Matt  Manly


Leander, Texas

High School:
Cedar Park H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 130




Manly closed out his senior season, placing first overall in the men's steeplechase at both the TCU Invitational and Meen Green Twilight ... Finished sixth overall in the 10,000 meters at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships in Fort Worth ... Also placed second at the John Jacobs Invitational in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:52.70.

2007 Cross Country
Manly closed out the season running a time of 32:38.6 at the NCAA South Central Regional ... He had a solid showing at the MWC Cross Country Championships where he posted a time of 27:29.00 in Albuquerque, N.M. ... Overall during his senior season, Manly placed ninth overall at the Texas A&M Invite with a season best time of 24:55.00 on Sept. 22, while also turning in a sixth-place finish at the North Texas Invite.

Competed in the 3000 meters and 5000 meters during the indoor season and the 1500, 5000 and 10000 meters during the outdoor season ... Posted personal-best marks in the 3000 meters (8:48.87) and 5000 meters (14:59.23) during the indoor season ... Also notched personal-record times in 1500 meters (4:04.81) and 5000 meters (15:07.79) during the outdoor season ... Placed sixth in the 3000 meters at the Arkansas Invitational and fourth in the 5000 meters at the Razorback Invitational ... Finished eighth in the 10000 meters at the MWC Outdoor Championships.

2006 Cross Country
Competed in every meet for the Horned Frogs ... Earned top-10 finish at North Texas Invitational by placing ninth with a time of 20:54.81 in the four-mile run ... Finished second among TCU runners at every meet ... Finished 10th at Texas A&M Invitational with a time of 26:20 ... Finished 32nd at South Central Regional with a time of 31:47.5 in the 10,000 meters ... Finished 33rd at the Cowboy Jamboree with a time of 26:13 in 8k ... Finished 34th at Mountain West Conference Championships with a time of 26:21.6 in the 8,000 meters ... Opened the season by pairing with J.T. Reinert to finish sixth at the Bear Relays with a time of 39:20.02.

Won the 5000 meters at the North Texas Classic with a time of 16:08.34 ... Placed sixth in 5000 meters at TCU Invitational with a time of 16:01.51 ... Finished eighth in the 1500 meters at the Bobby Lane UTA Invitational ... Placed 13th in 3000 meters at Dr. Pepper Invitational.

2005 Cross Country
Competed in all six meets ... Recorded a second-place finish and a pair of third-place showings ... Finished third at the UTA Invitational with a time of 20:51 ... Runner-up at the North Texas Invitational, covering the 8K course in 26:18.80 ... Clocked a 25:50 in the 10,000 meters at Pre-Nationals ... Finished third with Jackson Langat at the Baylor Invitational with a time of 38:09.3.

Competed in the mile run, 3000 meters and 5000 meters of the indoor season, posting best event finish in the 3000 with a ninth-place showing (9:09.36) ... In the outdoor season, competed in the 1500, 3000, 5000 and 10,000 meters ... had a personal best 8:53.08 at the outdoor Oklahoma Invitational ... Recorded a second top-five showing at the TCU Invitational in the 5000 meters (15:31.68) ... Turned in a ninth-place finish at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships in the 10,000 meters with a time of 32:36.70.

2004 Cross Country
Was TCU's top runner during the first half of the cross country season ... Finished first among the Horned Frog harriers at the UNT Season Opener, the Texas A&M Invitational and the Cowboy Jamboree... placed 13th, 23rd and 50th overall respectively ... Turned in his best 8K time at the Cowboy Jamboree, running 26:15 ... Was TCU's fourth finisher at the C-USA Cross Country Championships, covering the 8K distance in 27:16 to place 51st overall ... Did not compete at the regional meet.

High School
Graduated from Cedar Park High School in 2004 ... was a high school teammate of TCU distance runners Halie Bullin and Cassie Hostick ... Lettered four times in cross country and three times in track & field for coach Timo Sheard ... Was a four-time all-district performer in cross country and three time all-district honoree in track ... Named to the all-region team and was his team MVP in 2001 ... Best prep times were 4:35 in the mile and 9:36 in the two mile run.

Parents are Walt and Pam Manly ... Majoring in communication studies.

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