The state’s returning Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, the 5-foot-8, 140-pound senior won the Meet of Champions individual all-state title this past season, breaking the tape with a time of 15:48.00 and leading the Crimson Tide to the team title. The Concord Monitor Athlete of the Season, MacKenzie also repeated as Division 1 state champion with a time of 15:52.20 to become the first Concord runner in history to sweep the divisional and MOC crowns. He was the state’s top finisher at both the New England High School XC Championships (7th—16:12.60) and the Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional championships (20th—16:30.20). MacKenzie’s winning time of 15:35.40 set a Nashua North Invitational record, and he wrapped up his regular season by defending his Capital Area Cross Country Championship title in a course-record time of 15:56.00.
MacKenzie has maintained a 92.9 average in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at the University of New Hampshire this fall.
An invited member of the NHIAA Student Leadership Conference, MacKenzie is active in his school’s Varsity Club, serving as emcee of Tide pep rallies, and hosts Concord’s daily morning announcements, “CHS Live.” He has participated in multiple community service initiatives in association with the National Honor Society.