Men's Cross Country, Track & Field


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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