Sedgwick native Harold Manning has been named a member of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame for 2012.


Sedgwick native Harold Manning has been named a member of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame for 2012.

Manning won the state title in the mile for Sedgwick High School in 1927. He went on to Wichita University (now Wichita State), where he won the NCAA two-mile championship in 1930 in a time of 9:18.1.

He won the AAU Track and Field Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 1934 and 1936. Manning set the world record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in the 1936 Olympic Trials in a time of 9:08.1. Manning placed fifth at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Manning is a charter member of the WSU Sports Hall of Fame and was named to the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. He was named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Centennial Track and Field Team.

Manning died in 2003 at age 94.

Manning joins former Kansas State quarterback Michael Bishop, junior college and Oklahoma State women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke, former Kansas quarterback David Jaynes, former Kansas State basketball player Willie Murrell, former Kansas basketball player Wayne Simien, tennis player and coach David Snyder, former KU basketball player Bud Stallworth and former Emporia State softball player Brenda Stolle.

Budke also will be inducted posthumously.

Induction ceremonies will be Oct. 7 at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in the Wichita Boathouse.