Carl Mackenzie
Carl Mackenzie

Player Profile
Hometown:
Lower Hutt, New Zealand

High School:
Wanganui Boys Collegiate

Birthdate:
04/11/1987

Experience:
Gr./Sr.

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 1000 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 Villanova's quartet ... 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 runners 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 ahd 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: Earned all-region honors with a 21st place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Had a time of 32:42.9 at the regional meet and followed that with a mark of 33:01 at the NCAA Championships, where Villanova finished 11th as a team ... Placed 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 ... Opened the season by running to a fourth place finish at the Main Line Invitatioanl, where his four-mile time was 20:00.78.

2009 Outdoor: Qualified in the 1500 meters for the NCAA East Regional ... 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 with a time of 16:25.19 and was ninth in the 4x800 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 fourth for the purpose of team scoring 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 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.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

New Zealand U20 record holder in the 1000 meters
Won the Australian U20 championship in the 800 meters and the 1500 meters (2007)
Four-time BIG EAST champion (1000 meters, three relays)
Two-time NCAA Championships individual qualifer (one indoor, one outdoor)

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters - 1:50.63
1000 Meters - 2:22.00
1500 Meters - 3:41.99
Mile - 4:00.25

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