Declan McManus
Declan McManus
Year: JR/JR
Hometown: Worcestershire, England
Position: Distance
Last School: Bromsgrove School
Experience: 2L

2018 Outdoor

  • Finished 26th in 3000m steeplechase at NCAA East Regionals in 9:03.96
  • Placed fifth in 3000m steeplechase at OVC Championships in 9:11.04
  • Took 10th in 5000m at OVC Championships in personal best 15:53.41 
  • Set 3000m steeplechase school record of 8:59.90 to take seventh at Raleigh Relays
  • Re-broke 3000m steeplechase record in 8:57.62 to finish 14th at Bryan Clay Invitational

2017-18 Indoor

  • Finished seventh in 3000m at OVC Championships in 8:33.63
  • Ran 3000m season best 8:33.53 to finish 11th at Marshall Chipotle Invitational

2017 Outdoor

  • Did not compete

2016-17 Indoor

  • Competed in one meet

2016 Outdoor

  • Placed fifth in 3000m steeplechase (9:19.28) and ninth in 5000m (15:01.05) at OVC Championships, the later in a season and personal best time
  • Ran 3000m steeplchase Belmont Record 9:04.37 to take ninth at Mt. SAC Relays
  • Set 1500m season and personal best 4:01.71 to take 18th at Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational

2015-16 Indoor 

  • Finished second in DMR (10:11.69) and ninth in 3000m (8:38.90) at OVC Championships
  • Ran 3000m season and personal best 8:29.22 at Meyo Invitational to take 45th
  • Ran mile season and personal best 4:16.47 to take 19th at Music City Challenge

Prior to Belmont

Prepped at Bromsgrove School under coach David Walker ... 2015 English National 3000m Steeplechase Champion ... Took second in the 2000m Steeplechase at the 2015 English School Championships ... In 2013 represented England in the School International Cross Country competition ... Served as team captain as a senior for both cross country and track.


Born March 13, 1997 ... Son of Paul and Gill McManus ... Has one sister, Niamh ... Favorite athletes are Mo Farrah, Steve Ovett and Ser Coe ... Lists favorite musical groups as Oasis, The Killers, and Chaste and Status ... Greatest sports thrill was winning the 3000m Steeplechase at the 2015 U20 English National Championships.

Personal Records

1500m (Outdoor): 4:01.72
Mile (Indoor): 4:16.47
3000m (Indoor): 8.29.22
3000m steeple (Outdoor): 8:57.62*
5000m (Outdoor): 15:01.05
5K (XC): 15:27.8
8K (XC): 24:58.8

*Belmont record