Joseph Manilafasha
Joseph Manilafasha
RS Senior

Denver, CO

High School:
Denver North



Oklahoma State Named Men's Cross Country Scholar Team of the Year


Two OSU Runners Make U.S. National Teams


Runners To Compete in the U.S. Cross Country Championships


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Smith honored after leading Cowboys to third national title in four years.


Cowboy Cross Country Wins National Title

Cowboys pick up their third national championship in four years.

Personal Bests
3,000 meters - 8:16.74
5,000 meters - 14:24.70

2012 Cross Country (24th place)

All-Big 12 (Scored at Conference Meet)
2010 Cross Country
2011 Cross Country
2012 Cross Country

Honors and Awards
2010 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (Cross Country)
2011 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (Track and Field)
2012First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (Cross Country)
2012 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (Cross Country)

2013 Outdoors: Did not compete.

2013 Indoors: Did not compete.

2012 Cross Country: Earned most every prominent award there is to win during the cross country season in helping lead Oklahoma State to Big 12 and NCAA team titles ... Earned All-America status for the first time in his career with a 24th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in 29:48.8 ... Took 16th at the Big 12 Championships in 24:21.2 to earn a spot on the all-conference squad and was 12th at the NCAA Midwest Regional to secure all-region honors after running the regional race in 30:36.69 ... Earned a spot on both the first-team Academic All-Big 12 squad and the USTFCCCA's All-Academic team ... Third-place finisher at the Cowboy Jamboree in 24:35.29.

2012 Outdoors:Did not compete.

2012 Indoors: Did not compete.

2011 Cross Country: Suited up twice for the Cowboys ... Helped lead the Cowboys to their fourth-straight conference championship as he finished 14th with a time of 24:07.7, earning him all-Big 12 recognition for the second-straight year ... Placed 96th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 30:46.6.

2011 Outdoors: Suited up for two races during the outdoor slate, with his lone mark a 14:48.02 in the 5,000 meters at the John McDonnell Invitational ... Did not finish the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational ... Ran the 10,000 meters during the Big 12 Outdoor Championships, finishing in 21st place with a time of 31:58.74.

2011 Indoors: Finished only one race during the indoor slate, recording an 8:16.74 in the 3,000 meters at the Husky Classic.

2010 Cross Country: Was a regular in the lineup for the NCAA-champion Cowboys, suiting up for six races ... Earned his first career all-Big 12 honor with a ninth-place finish at the 8,000-meter conference meet in 24:34.37 ... Best 10,000-meter time of the season was a 30:26.98 that was good for a 19th-place finish at the Midwest Regional Championships ... Ran the 10K Chile Pepper Festival in 30:33.43 to place 41st and the NCAA Championships in 30:45.0 to take 66th in the country ... Coach Dave Smith gave Manilafasha substantial praise for his work at the NCAA Championships ... Was solid at the 8K Cowboy Jamboree, running a 25:00.51 to place ninth ... Opened the season with an 11th-place finish at the four-mile Hurricane Invitational in 20:13.

2010 Outdoors: Showed versatility by running every distance event during his first outdoor season at the collegiate level ...Ran the 3,000 meters in 8:41.92 at the John Jacobs Invitational and ran the 5,000 meters in 14:41.76 at the Stanford Invitational ... Suited up for the 10,000 meters at the Big 12 Championships, but did not finish the race.

2010 Indoors: Competed at four meets during the indoor slate ... Ran the mile in 4:27.89 at the Wichita State Invitational ... Timed at 8:35.16 in the 3,000 meters at the Razorback Invitational ... Season-best 5,000-meter time was a 14:24.70 at the Husky Classic ... Also turned in a 14:56.65 at the Big 12 Championships to place 18th.

2009 Cross Country: Did not compete.

High School: Attended North HS in Denver, where he was coached by Jeff Young ... Colorado Runner of the Year as a sophomore and as a senior ... Two-time 4A State Champion ... Three-time Foot Locker Finalist ... Set course records in seven of the eight races in which he competed his sophomore year ... Also competed in swimming in high school ... Boasted a grade-point average above 4.0 in high school and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Jan. 1, 1991 in Bunbanza, Burundi ... Son of Generuse Ntirampeba ... Has six brothers and two sisters ... Plans to major in international studies with a goal of doing humanitarian work ... Lived in a refugee camp in Tanzania from 1996-2001 before moving to the United States.

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