Grace McKenzie, Belgooly AC, Joins McNeese State University on Multi-Events and High Jump Scholarship

Grace McKenzie performing in High Jump
Grace McKenzie - Cork Awards Presentation 2015
Grace McKenzie - Belgooly AC Presentation
Grace McKenzie, in the High Jump, at GloHealth Indoor Combined Event Championships, Athlone IT, last Juamuary
Grace McKenzie at Cork Athletics Annual Awards Night, January 2015, with Paddy Buckley, Charman, Cork Athletics, and John Foley, CEO, Athletics Ireland
 Tom Tobin, Chairman, Belgooly AC, making a presentation to Grace McKenzie
Article on Belgooly AC website

Grace McKenzie's Profile
on All-Athletics

From Belgooly AC

Grace McKenzie, Belgooly AC, has joined McNeese State University, by invitation, on an athletics scholarship for Multi-Events and High Jump.

Subject to correction, this is the first time an Irish athlete has received a scholarship for Multi-Events.

In joining McNeese, Grace follows in the footsteps of other famous Cork athletes, Fanahan McSweeney and the Foolkes brothers. McNeese competes in Division 1 of the Southland Conference of the NCAA.

Grace has been a member of Belgooly AC since 2007, representing her club at county, Munster and All Ireland championships, both indoors and outdoors. Grace has also represented her school, Scoil Mhuire Croshaven, at Munster, All Ireland and International level, in both multi events and individually in high jump, long jump, shot and hurdles. Grace has also competed with distinction, in the same events, in both the English and Scottish championships.

Grace McKenzie with Belgooly AC club officials and friendsTo

In 2014, Grace had an exceptional competition year, winning many County, Munster and All Ireland medals the highlights of which are below:

2014 All Ireland Competition Results Indoor Junior
Heptathlon     Gold
High Jump     Bronze

2014 All Ireland Competition Results outdoor Junior
High Jump     Gold
Shot Put     Bronze

2014 All Ireland Competition Results indoor U19

High Jump    Gold
Long Jump    Gold
60m Hurdles    Silver

2014 All Ireland Competition Results outdoor U19
Long Jump    Silver
High Jump     Silver
60m Hurdles    Silver

Grace set many PBs in 2014 notable senior Heptathlon score of 4358, and High Jump of 1.71m.

2015 was a quite year for Grace as she concentrated on her studies for her leaving Cert. but she still won gold in the All Ireland Junior indoor Pentathlon and finished 7th in the UK  indoor junior pentathlon.

We wish Grace the best in her studies and athletics at McNeese State University.