MacKenzie Arnold
MacKenzie Arnold
Nickname: Mack
Height: 5-1
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Murrells Inlet, SC
High School: Waccamaw HS
Major: French and Mass Communications

FMU: Three-year returning letterwinner.....PBC All-Academic 2015, 2016, 2017....Ran in all six meets in the 2016 season (the team's third finisher in all races)....Placed 79th at 2016 PBC Championships and 168th at NCAA II Southeast Regional Meet....Spent the 2016 spring semester studying overseas in France....Ran in all six meets in 2015....A pair of Top-20 showings....Finished 8th at the 2015 USCA Pacer Intercollegiate....Placed 89th at the 2015 PBC Championships....Ran in all six meets in 2014....Placed sixth at the 2014 FMU Invitational....82nd at 2014 PBC Championships and 172nd at 2014 NCAA II Southeast Regional Meet....FMU Track and Field Team MVP for 2015....Part of the University's Honors Program....Very outgoing and a natural people person.....Already has ties to the program with her coach being a former Patriot.....Nice addition to our roster and a great ambassador for the program.....Has a great opportunity to impact the program from the very first practice.....Quality person with a great work ethics.....Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society....Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18......Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 2015, 2016, 2017....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2014 (fall), 2015 (spring, fall), 2016 (fall), 2017 (spring, fall)....D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award 2017.

PERSONAL: Born Mackenzie Christian Arnold in Murrells Inlet, S.C.....A graduate of Waccamaw High School, where she ran for coaches Brian White (former FMU runner), Rob Delbagno, and Kipp Chrismer....Joined the Waccamaw squad as a seventh grader.....As a senior, helped lead the Lady Warriors to a Region 7-AA title and a fourth-place showing at the AA state meet.....She finished 41st at the 2013 state championships with a time of 21:31.67.....Her personal-best 5,000-meter time is 21:15.....Also ran track, including owning the school record in the 4x800 relay....Participated in the 2014 state meet as part of the 4x800 relay team (finishing third), after twice earning All-State honors for the event in 2012 and 2013.....Personal-best times of 6:10 in the mile run, 1:06 in the 400 meters, and 2:30 in the 800 meters.....Nicknames are Mack or Kenzie.

PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Race car driver....Favorite Superhero when growing up: The Trashman....Favorite Athlete: Brian Ortega....Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Flyers....Favorite Movie: Ace Ventura Pet Detective 2....Favorite TV show: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia....Favorite Food: Sushi....Favorite Vacation Spot: Disney World....Favorite Sport Other than your own: Soccer....Favorite Website: Webkinz ....Favorite Social Media site: Snapchat ....Motivation Music: Ska Punk....Favorite thing about FMU: The campus size....Favorite Off-Field Activity: Lifting....Goals for the Upcoming Season: Break PR....Interesting Notes: Sang with Big D and the Kids Table during one of their concerts....Brush With Greatness: I was forced to work with/next to the lovely cast of Party Down South 3 summers ago.

Best 5K Time

19:45 at 2017 PBC Championship Meet

Best 6K Time

25:56.55 at 2014 PBC Championships