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Emma Manchess
Position: Cross Country
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Pendleton, Ind.
High School: Pendleton Heights
Experience: Transfer
Emma Manchess Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 08/26/2014

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2014 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Fr.): Competed in seven meets … placed 10th in the 3000m steeplechase at the Summit League Outdoor Championships (May 15-17) with a time of 12:11.88 … turned in a career-fast 3000m steeplechase time of 12:08.81 at the Dave Rankin Invite (May 2-14) … logged career-fast times in the 1500m run (5:09.82) and 800m run (2:34.86) at the Miami Invitational (April 4-5) … tallied a career-best 3000m run clocking of 11:15.56 at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational (March 28-29).

2014 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Fr.): Competed in seven meets … placed 12th in the 3000m at the Summit League Indoor Championships (Feb. 28 – March 1) with a time of 11:38.89 … earned a career-best time of 11:14.61 in the 3000m run at the 2014 Fred Wilt Boilermaker Invitational (Feb. 15) … clocked a career-best 5000m run effort of 19:56.92 at the Akron Invitational (Feb. 7) … ran a career-best 800m run at 2:37.08 at the IPFW Invitational (Feb. 1), while adding a career-best mile time of 5:42.41 at the Hillsdale Tune-Up (Feb. 22).

2013 CROSS COUNTRY (Fr.): Competed in four meets … logged a career-best 5K time of 20:44.80 at the Indiana Intercollegiates (Sept. 20) … her career-best 6K time of 24:05.56 came at the IPFW Invitational (Sept. 7).

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in cross country for coach Melissa Hagerman at Pendleton Heights High School … team captain as a junior and senior … named the team’s most valuable performer as a sophomore, junior and senior … three-time all-conference selection … helped guide the Arabians to three regional and sectional titles … placed second at regionals her senior year with a career-best time of 19:20 … also earned four letters in track & field for coach Melissa Hagerman at Pendleton Heights … named all-conference as a junior and senior … helped guide the Arabians to three second titles and a pair of conference championships … won the 3200m run at sectionals as a junior and senior with times of 11:48 and 11:40, respectively … helped guide her 4x800m relay to a third-place time of 9:48 at sectionals as a senior, with the relay earning a berth in the state championships … turned in career-best times of 11:40 in the 3200m run and 5:20 in the 1600m run her senior year.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Scott and Paula Manchess … full name is Emma Ruth Manchess … has three sisters; Erica, Erin and Ellie … her sister Erica is a junior on the Grace College soccer team … born May 31, 1995 in Noblesville, Ind. …  majoring in photography with a minor in chemistry.