Alyssa Manning
Alyssa Manning
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rio Linda, Calif.
High School: Rio Linda HS
Position: Throws

UC Santa Barbara

Placed 13th in Shot Put at Big West Championships …posted a season best of 12.43m in Shot Put at All-Cal Challenge…Her furthest throw in Hammer Throw was 41.73m at Bryan Clay Invitational.

Manning improved in both the shot put and hammer events this season and added the discus to her round out her throwing event repertoire...She improved her shot put to 40-10.5 which she threw at the UCSD Triton Invite...Placed second in the discus at the Cal Poly Invite with her farthest throw measuring 132-6.25...Improved her hammer throw mark by over 20 feet to 138-7.75 which she threw at the Ben Brown Invite.

Manning only competed in four meets this season...Her farthest throw in the shot put measured 39-0.25 which she threw at the Gaucho Round-Up...At the same event she threw a personal best in the hammer with a mark of 117-4.

High School
Competed in the Capital Valley Conference of the CIF-Sac Joaquin Section...Was league champion in both the shot and disc, and also holds her high school's record in both events...Qualified for the California State Meet her senior year...Her marks were 41'9" in the shot and 115'0" in the disc...Graduated third in her class as salutatorian.

Manning is majoring in biology...Hopes to become a physical therapist...Enjoys watching and playing football and basketball...Says her favorite aspect of collegiate track is that everyone is passionate and works hard to achieve their goals.

Collegiate Career Bests
Shot Put - 40-10.5 (UCSD Triton Invite 4/22/2011)
Discus     - 132-6.25 (Cal Poly Invite, 4/2/2011)
Hammer - 138-7.75 ( Ben Brown Invite, 3/5/2011)