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     Kara McKenna
    Kara McKenna

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Sloatsburg, N.Y.

    High School:
    Suffern

    Position:
    Distance


    NCAA REGIONAL QUALIFIER, ALL-ACC

    2010: Competed in the mile, 3,000m and 5,000m during the indoor season ... Ran 17:05.10 to take 12th at the Husky Invite ... Competed in the 5,000m at the ACC Indoor Championships ... Competed in the 1,500m, 5,000m, and steeplechase during the outdoor season ... Took third place at the ACC Championships to claim All-ACC honors in the steeplechase ... Best time in that event was 10:24.66 at the Payton Jordan Invite ... Qualified for the NCAA East Regional Championships in the steeplechase ... 2009: Was sixth at the Indoor ACC Championships in the 3,000m with a career-best 9:42.51 Was second in the mile at the Carolina Classic with a career-best 4:55.41 ... Was fifth at the VT Challenge in the 3,000m ... Was NCAA regional qualifier in the 5,000m and the steeplechase (twice) ... Ran a 10:31.06 in the steeplechase for a third place finish at the Duke Twilight meet, a career best ... Had a regional mark and a career best in the 5,000m at the Raleigh Relays ... Also set a career best in the 1,500m with a 4:33.45 ... 2008: Posted a pair of top-4 finishes in the mile during the indoor season ... A member of the fourth place Distance Medley Relay team at the Indoor ACC Championships ... Third fastest time on the team in the mile with a 5:09.73, good for second place at the UNC Relays ... Finished fourth in the mile at the UNC Classic and fourth in the 3,000m at the Carolina Classic ... Hit a regional mark during her redshirt outdoor season ... 2007: Placed 13th at the Outdoor ACC Championships in the steeplechase with a season-best time of 11:04.59 ... Posted three top-10 finishes in the steeplechase, highest was second at the UNC Elite Meet (11:06.29) ... Also was eighth at the Duke Invite (11:05.26) and sixth at the Wake Forest Open (11:07.35) ... Top time in the 1,500 meters was 4:50.08 at the Duke Twilight meet ... Redshirted during the indoor season ... Prep, etc.: Competed in the distance events at Suffern High School for coach Jeff Dempsey ... A four-time national champion, three times in the 4x800 meter relay and once in the DMR ... Member of the 4xMile national record squad ... 12-time All-American ... Was the indoor 1500 meter state champion ... Placed 11th at the Footlocker Regionals ... Named Rockland County Athlete of the Season ... Daughter of Michael and Kathleen McKenna ... Majoring in education, general studies.

    Kara McKenna's Collegiate Bests
    Indoor Outdoor
    800m 2:24.23 1,500m 4:28.04
    3,000m 9:42.51 5,000m 16:40.69
    Mile 4:55.41 Steeplechase 10:24.66

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