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

Versatile all-conference runner with potential to have breakthrough year in pole vault, according to the coaches.

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.