Let’s Celebrate Success!
We want to congratulate Ta-Tanisha Manson, Grants & Contracts Manager/Privacy Officer at MPHI, whose daughter, Taylor Manson, won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics for the 400-meter relay!
Taylor’s drive to make the Olympics started at a young age; at seven years old, she started running track. She was in the junior Olympics multiple times but always dreamt about representing the U.S. in the Olympic games. Then this summer, she finally arrived at the big stage in Tokyo.
Taylor described her experience as “Just a couple of months ago, I was just Taylor Manson,” she said. “I still am Taylor Manson, but to say I’m an Olympian? It’s an honor. Just being there in that environment around all these athletes, it was honestly breathtaking. I just took everything in. I just took the moment in, and lived in the moment.”
Her hard work paid off! She won the Bronze medal, along with Team USA, for the 4×400-meter relay with a final time of 3:10:22. They were edged out by one millisecond for the silver by the Dominican Republic. Her Olympic aspirations are not over. Taylor hopes to be representing her country at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
We want to honor the fantastic professional and personal accomplishments of our MPHI community! Congratulations to the Manson Family and inspiring everyone to follow their dreams.