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Theresa Manuel

Full name: Theresa Altameze Manuel
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: January 7, 1926 in Tampa, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Theresa Manuel played basketball at Middleton High School, in Tampa, and then led Tuskegee Institute in Alabama to four straight conference track championships. She was the AAU indoor champion in the 50 metre hurdles in 1948. After college graduation she coached at Middleton and then Hillsborough High School, and in 1976 was voted Florida Basketball Coach of the Year. The largest Tampa area track meet was named for her, the Manuel-Griffin Relays, and in 1994, she became the first African-American female to be inducted into the Tampa Sports Hall of Fame. In 2004, the track at her old high school was named in her honor, the Theresa A. Manuel Track and Field.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 80H – unknown; JT – unknown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Women's 80 metres Hurdles United States USA 6 h1 r1/3
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 3 h3 r1/2
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Women's Javelin Throw United States USA 12

Women's 80 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Round One Heat One 6

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Three 3 48.5 at 0.73

Women's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics United States Final Standings 12 33.82
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