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Max O'Donoghue-McDonald
Position: Distances
Year: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Seattle Prep
Experience: 3 Letters

O'Donoghue-McDonald Features
» O'Donoghue-McDonald Named Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete Of The Week(GoHuskies.com; Sept. 19, 2011)
» Winding Road Leads O'Donoghe-McDonald Back To The Start (GoHuskies.com; Oct. 1, 2009)

2011-12: Did not compete during his final track season ... (Cross Country): An unfortunate knee problem cause him to miss the postseason after an excellent start to the year ... began the season by winning the Sundodger Invitational for the second year in a row, becoming the first Husky ever to win back-to-back Sundodger titles ... he ran 24:08 to take the Sundodger in Lincoln Park ... ran second on the team and took 34th overall at the Roy Griak Invite in Minnesota, running 24:47 ... his knee began to give him problems in the next race, the Wisconsin Invite, where he finished 211th and sixth on the team, and he was unable to go for the championships meets ... a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2010-11: Reached the NCAA West Preliminary Championships for the second straight year at 5,000-meters, capping off a strong track season ... finished 29th out of 48 competitors at the West Prelims in Eugene, running 14:12.00 over 5,000-meters ... broke the 14-minute mark at 5,000-meters for the first time at the Stanford Invitational, clocking 13:59.82, a time just outside the UW top-10 list ... took fifth in the 5k at the Pepsi Team Invitational, crossing the line in 14:16.81 ... closed out his indoor season with a big PR in the mile, as he ran 4:03.63, the seventh-best time in school history, at the UW Final Qualifier ... scored at the MPSF Championships, taking sixth in the mile in a time of 4:07.50, and then finished 15th in the 3,000-meters in 8:13.09 ... started his track season with a time of 4:06.10 in the Husky Classic mile run ... named a Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... (Cross Country): Great start to the season was unfortunately cut short by a nagging back injury ... won the individual title at the Sundodger Invitational, his first collegiate victory, in a time of 24:03 at Lincoln Park ... the Sundodger win would be his last race of the fall ... before the Sundodger, ran fourth overall, third in a close group of three Huskies, in the UW-WSU dual which the Huskies won ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

2009-10: A strong comeback year where he showed his versatility, running well from a mile up to 5,000-meters ... was the 47th out of 48 qualifiers for the NCAA Championship West Prelims in the 5k, but had a great race to finish 21st overall in 14:28.62 in the Austin heat ... ran the 5k at the Pac-10 Championships, taking 18th in 14:30.96 ... ran a PR in the 1,500-meters at the UW-WSU dual, clocking in at 3:52.33 for third place ... personal-best time of 14:21.73 for 5,000-meters came at the Brutus Hamilton Invite where he placed 15th in the top section ... competed just three times indoors, but posted the seventh-best mile time in school history with a mark of 4:05.30 at the UW Final Qualifier, his only mile run of the year ... placed ninth at the MPSF Championships in a 3k PR of 8:06.83 that also ranks 10th on the Husky indoor Top-10 list ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... (Cross Country): Made a strong return from injury to help propel the team back to nationals, where the men placed 18th overall ... at his first NCAA Championships, finished 183rd overall as UW's No. 5 finisher, running 31:42 for 10k ... scored at the Notre Dame Invitational, helping UW to the team victory, with a 34th-place finish in a season-best 24:26 ... placed 10th at the Sundodger Invite in his first cross country race in nearly two years ... was 75th at the Pre-National Meet, sixth on the team ... tough race at Pac-10s saw him place 60th overall.

2008-09: Redshirted the cross country season ... competed just one time in track while recovering from injury, placing seventh at the Jim Click Shootout in the 3,000-meters in a time of 8:41.23 ... did not compete indoors.

2007-08: Top freshman on the squad, running in the top five at every varsity meet ... ended on a high note, finishing second on the team and 46th overall at Regionals in a time of 31:18 ... finished 40th in his first Pac-10 Championships, the fourth Husky across the line ... was the third UW finisher, sixth overall, in college debut at Sundodger ... also ran in UW's top-five at Dellinger and Pre-National meets ... competed just once during track season, a 4:11.13 mile run at the UW Indoor Preview, before redshirting the remainder of the season.

High School and Personal: Parents are Amy O'Donoghue and Greg McDonald ... has younger brother, Drew, and younger sister, Lily ... one of the best prep distance runners in Washington state history ... 2006 Footlocker Cross Country Third Team All-American after placing 15th at the Footlocker Cross Country National Championships ... 3A state cross country champion in 2005 and 2006, runner up in 2004 ... as a senior in 2006, won state in a time of 15:32, over 30 seconds faster than second-place finisher ... Seattle Prep finished top-five at state all four years of his prep career ... 3A state track champion at 3200m in 2005 and 2007 ... also finished fourth in the 1600m race at state in 2007 ... Metro League and King County District cross country champ from 2004-06 ... won 2006 Nike WA/OR Border Clash in time of 14:01 over 4,400m ... Seattle Prep Athlete of the Year for 2007 ... prep teammate of fellow freshman Ryan Styrk ... graduated with 3.6 GPA ... undeclared major.

Major Meets
2007 Pac-10 XC - 40th (4th UW)
2007 Regional XC - 46th (2nd UW)
2009 Pac-10 XC - 60th (9th UW)
2009 NCAA XC - 183rd (5th UW)
2010 MPSF TF - 9th, 3000m
2010 Pac-10 TF - 18th, 5000m
2010 Regional TF - 21st, 5000m
2011 MPSF TF - 6th, Mile; 15th, 3000m
2011 NCAA Prelims TF - 29th, 5000m

Collegiate Best Marks
1500.......3:52.33
Mile.......4:03.63
3000m.......8:06.83i / 8:25.09
5000m.......13:59.82

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