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Mackenzie Carter
Position: Distances
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.Y.
High School: Fayetteville-Manlius
Experience: 2 Letters

2011-12: Advanced to the NCAA West Prelims for the first time, qualifying in the 1,500-meters and would also have made it in the steeplechase ... ran the 1,500m in Austin in the NCAA first round, running 4:44.22 to finish 42nd overall ... career-best 1,500m time came at the Mt. SAC Relays where she ran 4:26.64 ... competed at her first Pac-12 Championships, finishing 17th in the steeplechase ... ran a steeple PR of 10:39.65 at the Pepsi Team Invite, placing third ... that time ranks sixth in school history ... also ran a strong 800-meter personal-best of 2:11.06 at the Beach Invitational ... focused on the mile during the indoor season, running that distance four times ... took fourth in the mile at the Husky Classic, clocking 4:46.44, a seven-second improvement from her freshman year best ... just missed scoring at the MPSF Championships, placing ninth in the mile in 4:47.48 ... (Cross Country): Redshirted the season to preserve a year of eligibility ... competed twice unattached, starting with a 16th-place finish at the Sundodger Invite in 21:57 ... also ran at the Emerald City Open, finishing fourth overall in 23:07 on the tough Woodland Park course.

2010-11: Solid first season was shortened a bit by a foot injury suffered during a steeplechase run ... prior to that, had run a strong first 800-meters at Stanford, clocking 2:14.23 ... good first indoor season saw her drop her mile time down to 4:53.15 at the MPSF Championships, good for tenth-place ... first sub-five-minute mile came at the UW Invitational, running 4:57.27 ... ran the 800m leg on the distance medley relay at the UW Invitational, as the Huskies ran 11:34.20 to place fourth ... also ran the 3k at MPSFs after her mile run, finishing 27th in 10:09.69 ... (Cross Country): Strong freshman season started with an 18th-place finish at the Sundodger Invitational ... was UW's alternate at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute ... placed 47th at the Pac-10 Championships in Seattle in a season-best time of 21:28, eighth among Huskies ... made the trip to Pre-Nationals, running in the open race where she placed 14th ... also competed at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing eighth among Dawgs.

High School and Personal: Born in Utica, New York ... parents are Marnie and Mark Carter ... has one older brother, Zachary, and one younger brother, Tanner ... father Mark and brother Zachary both played college football ... part of one of the nation's most dominant high school distance programs ... helped her team claim the Nike Team Nationals title every year of her career, highlighted by a fourth-place inidividual finish as a freshman and a 10th-place finish as a sophomore in 2007 ... the Hornets also won the New York state title every year of her career ... took fourth in the 2009 New York State Cross Country Championships at the largest classification level and was the second-highest senior finisher, as her team swept the top five spots ... capped her track career with a national title, as Fayetteville-Manlius won the New Balance Nationals 4x800-meter relay in 8:46.98, the second-fastest time in U.S. history ... she ran the third 800m leg at Nationals, splitting 2:10 ... took third at the New York state track meet in the 1,500-meters as just a sophomore in 2008, running 4:34.13, a time that ranked 10th nationally ... took fourth at Nike Team National New York Regionals in 2008 and 2007 as her team dominated both years ... won the American Visions Art Award ... hobbies include photography, painting, water sports, and biking.

Major Meets
2010 Pac-10 XC - 47th (8th UW)
2011 USA Jr XC Champs - 16th
2011 MPSF TF - 10th, Mile; 27th, 3000m
2012 MPSF TF - 9th, Mile
2012 Pac-12 TF - 17th, 3000m Steeple
2012 NCAA Prelims TF - 42nd, 1500m

Collegiate Best Marks
800m.......2:11.06
1500m.......4:26.64
Mile.......4:46.44
3000m Steeplechase.......10:39.65
3000m.......10:09.69i

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