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    Manu Kumar
    Manu Kumar
    Class:
    RS Freshman

    Hometown:
    Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

    High School:
    Yorktown

    Event:
    XC - Distance

    I/O Eligibility:
    FR/FR

    AT ILLINOIS

    Cross Country
    2010 XC - FRESHMAN
    Redshirted ... Ran unattached at the Illini Open, the Illini Challenge and Illinois Intercollegiate meets.

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    2011 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Did not participate

    High School
    Earned all-state honors in cross country in 2010 ... Earned all-section honors twice for cross country ... Was a five-time Section I champion ... High school coach was Keith Smart.

    Personal
    Full name is Manu Prajapati Kumar ... Born Nov. 20, 1992 ... Parents are Manoj and Sushma Kumar ... Has one brother, Pranav, 21 ... Nickname is Smiley ... Hobbies include frisbee, cooking and playing the piano ... His biggest thrill in sports is sprinting to the finish in close races ... Earned Eagle Scout honors in 2009 ... Majoring in bioengineering.

    Kumar's Personal Bests
    Cross Country
    6K: 21:02 - Illini Challenge (9/3/10)
    8K: 28:14 - Illinois Intercollegiate (9/17/10)

    Updated October 2011

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