Mackay Earns All-American Honors at NCAA Track & Field Championships
Binghamton University Senior Emily Mackay capped off her incredible year, with another historic performance.
Competing in the 5,000m at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon on Saturday, Mackay finished 7th out of 24 finalists. She ran a school record time of 15:42.38. As a top 8 finisher she earned first team All-America honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. She says it’s been an honor to represent Binghamton on the national stage.
“It’s going to take me a little bit for everything to sink in I think,” says Mackay. “It’s kind of crazy coming down from that high of being just incredibly excited and stressed out and nervous, there’s just so many feelings. Then after it’s over it’s like what’s next.”
This comes after Mackay earned All-America honors at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in March. The Union-Endicott grad is just the second female athlete in Bearcats history to compete at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships.
Mackay has another year of eligibility remaining so she will return to the Bearcats next year looking to shatter even more records.