Mann, Bryan Earn Major ASUN Honors
The ASUN Conference champion Liberty women’s outdoor track & field team collected two major conference honors on Thursday. Megan Mann was voted ASUN Women’s Most Outstanding Field Performer, while Patasha Bryan was tabbed ASUN Women’s Most Outstanding Freshman.
A junior from Mechanicsville, Va., Mann becomes the third straight Liberty women’s thrower to win this honor at the ASUN Outdoor Track & Field Championships, following Chelsea Igberaese (2021) and Naomi Mojica (2022).
Mann scored a team-high 23 points for the Lady Flames by placing first in the discus (162-4), second in the shot put (personal-best 48-10.25) and fourth in the hammer (174-5). Her shot put mark ranks No. 7 in meet history and her winning discus effort ranks No. 8 in meet history.
Bryan, who hails from Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., was one of Liberty’s busiest and most successful athletes at the three-day meet. She was the heptathlon runner-up (personal-best 5,378 points), placed third in the 4 x 400 relay (season-best 3:48.04), took fifth in the javelin (127-8) and came in 10th in the high jump (5-2.25).
Bryan’s heptathlon score set a Liberty freshman record, ranks No. 2 in program history and was the third-highest score in the 16-year history of the ASUN heptathlon competition. Her 5,378 points rank Bryan No. 4 nationally among freshmen in 2023.
Featured in Main Photo: Patasha Bryan (left) and Megan Mann (right)