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Saturday, July 27th, 2024

at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For table sponsorship info: Call David Thetford – 806-777-0677
or send an email request to: [email protected]

LaQuinta Manahan

Class of 2022

LaQuinta Manahan | 1994 – 1997 | Estacado High School | Track

LaQuinta was an all around athlete at Estacado competing in Track, Cross Country, and Basketball, but running is what set her apart as one of the greatest in Estacado history. As a junior in 1996, she was the district champion in the 100 meters and 200 meters and she also ran on the district champion 1600 meter relay team. At the UIL Texas State Meet in 1996 she finished sixth in 100 meters and fifth in 200 meters. In her senior year of 1997, Manahan was the district champion again in the 100 meters, the 200 meters and on the 1600 meter relay team. She finished first at the regional meet in the 100 meter and 200 meter races and the 1600 meter relay team took second. LaQuinta had a tremendous run at the 1997 state meet, taking third in 100 meters, second in 200 meters and eighth in 1600 meter relay. Not only was Manahan a great athlete, she also excelled in the classroom, graduating third in her class with a 4.2 GPA. Hall of Honor Member Coach Caylene Caddell called Manahan, the most talented female athlete to compete for Estacado during her coaching tenure. LaQuinta received a full scholarship to the University Of Texas Arlington where she competed from 1997-2001. She also played basketball from 1999-2001 at UTA. Her teams won the Southland Conference Women’s Track Championship all four years and LaQuinta was the conference champion most of those years in the 100 meters, 60 meters, and 200 meters, as well the sprint relays. She held some of the best times in the history of UTA Track. In 2001, she graduated from UT Arlington with a BBA in Finance. In 2002, Manahan was invited to be a member of the USA Track & Field Team where she competed on the 4x100 meter relay at the Texas Relays. The Dallas All Sports Association named Manahan the 2002 Female Athlete of the Year at UTA.
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