Mackenzie Kellar
Mackenzie Kellar
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Albion, Mich.
High School: Western
Events: Middle Distance

Veteran leader and versatile point scorer who will be counted upon to set the tone for the team and compete amongst the best in the conference in middle distance, pole vault, and as a relay contributor.

2017 Cross Country: Capped cross country career on a high note as Wooster’s top finisher at 24:35.5 at the Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 11), good for a spot in the top 100 … Added a 24:25.2 at the NCAC Championships (Oct. 28) … Placed third in a pair of smaller meets – the Wooster-Denison Dual (Oct. 5) and the Wooster 5K Twilight Challenge (Nov. 3) with times of 17:19.0 (4000 meters) and 19:07.9 respectively.

2017 Outdoor: Versatility continued to show throughout the season … Scored in the pole vault at the NCAC Championships (May 6) with a final height of 9 feet, 9 inches … Vaulted a collegiate-best 10 feet even a week prior at Big Red Invite (April 28) … Ran a season-best 800 meters in 2:26.14 at the All-Ohio Championships (April 15) … Clocked in two scoring times in the 1500 meters earlier in the year, led by a 5:09.18 at the Kenyon Spring Invite (April 22).

2017 Indoor: Competed in four meets … Scored in the pole vault at the NCAC Championships (March 4) with an indoor-best 9 feet, 7.25 inches in addition to competing in three other events … Part of the first-place 4x400 team at the Kenyon Classic (Feb. 18).

2016 Cross Country: Made six starts on the year … Claimed first-place (16:14.8) in the 4000-meter race at the Wooster Invitational (Sept. 1) … Posted top-four team finish (26:05.5) and 60th overall at 6000 meters Otterbein Invitational (Sept. 17) … Third Scot to cross at the NCAC Championships (Oct. 30) after trekking the 6K course in 25:18.7 … Part of five-Scot scoring contingent at Great Lakes Regional Championships (Nov. 12) with fourth-place team finish 24:25.7.

2016 Outdoor: Point scorer in the 1500 meters at the NCAC Championships, placing eighth at 4:54.50 (May 6-7) … Also earned a spot in the nine-runner 800 meters final at the conference meet … Qualified eighth (2:22.97) in the preliminary heats, and then took ninth in the finals (2:25.85) … Turned in a 2:25.42 in the preliminary heats of the 800 at the All-Ohio Championships (April 16) … Placed second in the 1500 at the Wooster Quad (April 19) and the Denison Big Red Invitational (April 29).

2016 Indoor: Earned second all-NCAC certificate, helping the distance medley relay to third-place honors (12:57.59) at the NCAC Championships (March 4) … Also earned a spot on the DMR for the All-Ohio Championships (Feb. 13) … Helped the 4x400 relay place first at the Kenyon College Classic (Feb. 20).

2015 Cross Country: The team’s second-best runner … Improved six spots at the conference championships (Oct. 31), crossing 34th at 24:22.1 … Was the second Wooster harrier to cross at the Great Lakes Regional Championship (Nov. 14).

2015 Outdoor: Scored points at the NCAC Championships (May 2) … Placed seventh in the 800 with a time of 2:25.46 … Finished 15th in the 800 at the All-Ohio Championships.

2015 Indoor: Earned all-conference honors as a first-year … Part of the third-place DMR (12:44.89) at the NCAC Championships (March 6) … Placed 10th in the pole vault at the NCAC Championships clearing 8 feet, 7 inches.

2014 Cross Country: Consistent top-seven runner as a first-year … Placed 11th at the Otterbein Invitational (Sept. 20), crossing at 24:29.9 … Added a 40th-place finish at the NCAC Championships (Nov. 1).

Prior to Wooster: Earned all-region, all-county and all-league honors at Western High School … State qualifier in cross country and track.

Personal: Born June 2, 1996 … Daughter of Doug and Debra Kellar … Majoring in biology.