Event: Triple Jump
Current Residence: Chula Vista, CA
High School: Cedar Hill (Texas) '04
College: Kansas '08
Coach: Al Joyner
2011 USA Outdoors runner-up (13.94m/45-9)
2009 USA Indoors runner-up (13.76m/45-1.75)
2010 3rd at USA Indoors (13.62m/44-8.25)
2008 NACAC U-23 champion (13.52m/44-4.25)
2007 Big 12 champion (13.71m/44-11.75)
2008 Big 12 Championship runner-up (13.66m/44-9.75)
Awards and Honors
Four-time NCAA All-American
In the July 5, 2010 issue of Sports Illustrated, Crystal was featured in a photo from the 2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. As a Jayhawk, she set school records in the indoor and outdoor triple jump. During her high school days, Manning was named Cedar Hill’s Most Valuable Track Athlete in 2003 and 2004. She has trained with Olympic gold medalist Al Joyner. In addition to her track and field career, Manning is also a model. Her favorite hobbies are cooking, camping, laughing, going to the movies, reading, singing, watching the Disney Channel and writing.
2012: 5th at Olympic Trials (13.25m/43-5.75); 1st at Mt. Sac Relays (13.93m/45-8.5); 3rd at USA Indoor (13.65m/44-9.5); 1st at Albuquerque Cherry and Silver Invitational (13.81m/45-3.75).
2011: USA Outdoor runner-up (13.94m/45-9); 6th at Pan American Games (13.53m/44-4.75); 4th at USA Indoors (13.30m/43-7.75); 1st at Lawrence (13.16m/43-2.25); 1st at Chula Vista (13.66m/44-9.75); 1st at Chula Vista (13.58m/44-6.75).
2010: 14th at USA Outdoors (12.73m/41-9.25); Penn Relays runner-up (13.42m/44-0.5); 3rd at USA Indoors (13.62m/44-8.25); 1st at Lawrence (13.35m/43-9.75); 1st at Walnut Relays (13.96m/45-9.75); 1st at Atlanta (13.51m/44-4).
2009: 1st at Kansas Relays (13.59m/44-7); 1st at Walnut (13.80m/45-3.5); 5th at USA Outdoors (13.73m/45-0.5); 1st at Fayetteville (13.72m/45-0.25); USA Indoor runner-up (13.76m/45-1.75).
2008: Big 12 Indoor champion in the long jump (6.05m/19-10.25) and triple jump (13.35m/43-09.75); 1st at Kansas Relays (12.93m/42-5.25); 1st at Drake Relays (12.99m/42-7.5); Big 12 Outdoor runner-up (13.66m/44-9.75); 1st at NACAC U-23 (13.52m/44-4.25); 13th at NCAA Indoors (13.07m/42-10.75).
2007: 1st at Norman John Jacobs Invite (13.29m/43-7.25); 1st at Big 12 Championships (13.71m/44-11.75); 12th at USA Outdoors (13.15m/43-1.75); 1st at Lincoln (13.05m/42-9.75); 3rd at Fayetteville (13.16m/43-2.25); 3rd at Notre Dame (12.90m/42-4).
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2011: Indoor bests – 13.65m/44-9.5 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 45 in the world); Outdoor bests –13.94m/45-9 (No. 3 in the USA)
2010: Indoor bests – 13.62m/44-8.25 (No. 5 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 13.96m/45-9.75 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 42 in the world)
2009: Indoor bests – 13.76m/45-1.75 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 33 in the world); Outdoor bests – 13.80m/45-3.5 (No. 5 in the USA)
2008: Indoor bests – 13.54m/44-5.25 (No. 5 in the USA); Outdoor bests – 13.66m/44-9.75 (No. 10 in the USA)
2007: Indoor bests – 13.16m/43-2.25; Outdoor bests – 13.34m/43-9.25 (No. 15 in the USA)