Plikerd, a sophomore at Wittenberg University, and Manns, a frehsman at Ohio Wesleyan Univeristy, both competed in the pentathlon which consists of five events.
There were 12 total participants.
Plikerd placed fourth with 2,986 points and Manns was 10th with 2,263 points. Plikerd had the best throw in the shot put (17-5 1/4) and long jump (36-7 1/2).
Manns was third best in the high jump (5-1).