Mancini '21 tabbed as Quebec Athlete of the Year

After setting a national record in the javelin this past summer, Mancini earned some hardware from the Quebec Athletics Federation. 

Brian Muldoon
November 25, 2019
Phillips Exeter Academy Track David Mancini

David Mancini '21 (middle) stands proudly with his first-place medal after his record-breaking throw at the 2019 National Legion Track and Field Championships held in Nova Scotia last August. Mancini, a native of Beaconsfield, Quebec, was honored as the Canadian National U18 Track and Field Athlete of the Year last week.  

Having a national record and a Track Athlete of the Year award under your belt all before your 18th birthday is a rather impressive feat, and one that Exeter upper David Mancini can claim.

Mancini, who hails from Beaconsfield, Quebec, was the winner in the javelin in the 2019 Canadian National Legion Track and Field Championships and set a national under-18 record in the process. Mancini’s record toss of 67.35 meters was good enough to beat the second-place finisher by more than nine meters.

David Mancini '21 (right) is joined by his parents, John Mancini and Margo Pollock-Mancini, after receiving the Track & Field Athlete of the Year award at the Athlete's Gala. 

Since then, Mancini was honored by the Quebec Athletics Federation as the U18 Track and Field Athlete of the Year at the 27th Annual Athlete's Gala held in Montreal earlier this month. Mancini was one of three finalists in his age group and one of 31 total athletes honored at the Gala.

A multi-sport athlete, Mancini helped the boys varsity water polo team advance to the Liquid 4 Finals this past fall. He will join the track and field team here on campus for the winter and the spring season.

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