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Carl Mackenzie

Player Profile
Hometown:
Lower Hutt, New Zealand

High School:
Wanganui Boys Collegiate

Position:
Cross Country/Middle Distance

Birthdate:
04/11/1987

On Mackenzie: Has one season of eligibility remaining in cross country ... Capable of being one of the top runners on the squad when he is at his best ... Has been a steady performer for the Wildcats in all seasons during his career ... Poised to have a successful season.

2011 Outdoor: Came in ninth in the 1500 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 3:49.09 in the finals ... Came in eighth overall and sixth in his section at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a season-best time of 3:47.98 ... Placed 13th at the Mt. SAC Relays (3:53.14) and placed 32nd at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet (3:56.74) ... Ran the 800 meters at the Mason Spring Invitational and was the runner-up in his section with a time of 1:52.49 ... Competed in the 5000 meters at the Colonial Relays and his time of 14:43.84 put him 26th overall and 18th in his section.

2011 Indoor: Won the 1000 meters at the NYRR II meet with a time of 2:25.59 ... Placed 11th at the BIG EAST Championship in 2:28.13.

2010 Cross Country: Regular part of the team's lineup as the Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Championships for the third consecutive year ... Was the sixth runner on the team with a time of 32:25 on the 10K course at the national meet ... Placed 65th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional in 31:58 ... Came in 62nd at the BIG EAST Championships ... Ranked fourth on the squad at the Penn State National and finished 21st overall out of 266 runners ... Had a season-best 8K time of 25:21 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Individual champion at the season-opening Main Line Invitational, with a four-mile time of 19:53.13 that was the fastest out of 100 runners in the race.

2010 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 1500 meters with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA East Regional ... Earned his spot in the regional competition with a season-best time of 3:41.99 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet, where he recorded a first place finish ... Came in second at the BIG EAST Championships in the 1500 meters and also helped the Wildcats finish third in the 4x800 meter relay at the conference meet ... Ran the third leg of that 4x800 relay ... Competed on the 4xMile relay team at the Penn Relays, running the third leg of the race ... Helped the Wildcats finish second in the distance medley relay at the Widener Invitational, running the anchor leg as Villanova finished with a time of 9:33.93.

2010 Indoor: Finished in fourth place at the BIG EAST Championships in the 1000 meters with a time of 2:25.29 in the finals ... That time was slightly faster than his mark in the preliminaries, when he came in first out of 11 runners ... Came in first out of 27 entries with a time of 2:26.23 at the Albany Great Dane Invitational ... Took first place in the Mile at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where he posted a time of 4:04.13 ... Ran the leadoff leg of the Villanova quartet in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Championships ... The same four runners that ran in the national meet had come in third with a time of 9:33.11 at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... Also ran the third leg of both the DMR and the 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships to help the Wildcats capture conference titles in both events.

2009 Cross Country: All-Mid Atlantic Region thanks to a 21st place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region ... His performance helped Villanova earn a team berth to the NCAA Championships ... Had a time of 32:42.9 over 10K at the regional meet and turned in a time of 33:01 at the national championships meet ... Came in 35th at the BIG EAST Championships with an 8K time of 26:07 ... Finished in 28th place at the Bill Dellinger Invitational and 32nd place at the Panorama Farms Invitational ... His 8K time of 24:20.51 at the Bill Dellinger meet was a career-best for the distance ... Opened the season by running to a fourth place finish at the Main Line Invitational, where his four-mile time was 20:00.78.

2009 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 1500 meters ... Finished fourth at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 3:46.60 and came in third at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet in 3:45.67 ... Ran the third leg of both the 4x800 meter relay and the 4xMile relay at the Penn Relays ... Villanova finished fifth in the 4xMile relay with a time of 16:25.19 and was ninth in the 4x800 relay with a mark of 7:24.35.

2009 Indoor: Came in eighth in the Mile at the BIG EAST Championships ... Was in fifth place in the event after the preliminaries, when he posted a time of 4:07.96 ... Came in eighth in his section of the 1000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a time of 2:28.83.

2008 Cross Country: Came in 24th at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 25:20.4 in the 8K race ... Was 72nd at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and was a part of the Villanova contingent at the NCAA Championships ... Earlier in the year placed 41st in both the Paul Short Run and the Penn State National ... Finished fifth overall and at the Main Line Invitational to open the season, registering a four-mile time of 19:59.34.

2008 Outdoor: Advanced to the NCAA East Regional in the 1500 meters and finished 11th at the regional meet ... Came in 10th at the BIG EAST Championships and was first out of 35 runners at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet with a season-best time of 3:47.35 ... Anchored the 4x800 meter relay team to seventh place at the Penn Relays.

2008 Indoor: BIG EAST Champion in the 1000 meters with a time of 2:23.77 in the finals ... Came in second in the Mile at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where he ran a personal best time of 4:00.25 ... Came in 11th in the event at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... Raced in the 3000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and the NYC Gotham Cup, coming in first both times ... Anchored the distance medley relay team to a second place finish at the Penn State Relays.

2007 Cross Country: Redshirted.

Personal: Born 4/11/87 ... Double major in Economics and Psychology.

1500 METERS (SUB-3:42.20)
1 (3:41.99)

BIG EAST INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

1000 Meters                2008

BIG EAST OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

4x800 Meter Relay          2009

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters                 1:50.63           High School
1000 Meters                2:22.00           High School
1500 Meters                3:41.99           2010 Swarthmore Last Chance Meet
Mile                       4:00.25           2008 New Balance Collegiate Invitational
3000 Meters                8:18.30           2007 Jack Pyrah Invitational
5000 Meters                14:43.84          2011 Colonial Relays
8000 Meters (XC)           24:20.51          2009 Bill Dellinger Invitational
10000 Meters (XC)          31:48             2008 NCAA Championships

CAREER AWARDS (Cross Country)

All-Mid Atlantic Region                      2009
BIG EAST Academic All-Star                   2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

BIG EAST Champion                            2008 (1000 Meters)
BIG EAST Champion                            2010 (Distance Medley Relay)
BIG EAST Champion                            2010 (4x800 Meter Relay)
BIG EAST Academic All-Star                   2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                                 2010 (1500 Meters)
All-BIG EAST                                 2010 (4x800 Meter Relay)
BIG EAST Academic All-Star                   2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
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