2021 - 2022 IOWA
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MACKENZIE
CARNEY
HURDLES
WAUKEE NORTHWEST HS
WAUKEE, IOWA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-6
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 14.10
CLASS 4A STATE MEET - 100M HIGH HURDLES
1ST
CLASS 4A STATE MEET - 400M INTERMEDIATE HURDLES
1ST - 1:02.70
DRAKE RELAYS - 400M HURDLES
“What makes Mackenzie unique is her level of confidence. She is all determination, and in all the years I’ve known her, I’ve rarely seen her rattled. Mackenzie is a technician and that commitment and drive propelled her to such beautiful moments.”
Erica Douglas
Head Coach head coach of Ames High and Carney’s former coach at Waukee High

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-6 senior set a state record in the 100-meter high hurdles at the Class 4A state meet with a time of 14.10 seconds this past season, leading the Wolves to the team title. Carney also won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and ran the anchor leg on the Wolves’ 4x100-meter shuttle relay that finished second. Her performance on the third leg of the team’s 4x400-meter relay quartet at the state meet helped that foursome take third. Carney broke the tape in the 400 hurdles at the Drake Relays, where she became the first Iowan to twice be named the Relay’s Most Outstanding Performer. Her winning time of 1:02.87 ranked No. 31 nationally among prep girls competitors in 2022 at the time of her selection.

Academic Achievement


Carney has maintained a 3.74 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Iowa State University this fall.

Exemplary Character


A member of the Waukee Northwest High Leadership Council, Carney has volunteered locally at Gigi’s Playhouse in Des Moines, supporting families affected by Down’s Syndrome. She has also donated her time as a youth track coach.