March 30, 2013

Manta, Jennings Earn Podium Finishes in Home Meet

Manta Comes Up Just Short of Top-Ten All-Time

TOWSON, Md. — Nick Manta (North Wales, Pa./Abington Friends School) finished third in the 3000m steeplechase, falling just three seconds off the list of all-time best performances in program history.

Manta, who holds four of Goucher's ten best times all-time, finished in a time of 10:36.43, just off the list.

Isaac Jennings (Narberth, Pa./Harriton) also found himself on the podium with a time of 54.56 in the 400. Jennings finished third. Gillian Ziegler (Chestnut Ridge, N.Y./Green Meadow Waldorf) was sixth in the event.

Also earning points for Goucher were Christian Ribeiro (Silver Spring, Md. / Bethesda-Chevy Chase) in the hammer and Leroy Williams (Baltimore, Md./Patapsco) in discus.

The 4x100 meter relay team finished fifth, while the 4x400 meter relay team came in sixth.