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Grace Mckenzie Regains Irish Pentathlon Record - March 2019

Grace McKenzie Scores Record-Breaking 4,230 Points in NCAA Div 1 Pentathlon

NCAA Division I Indoor T&F Championships 2019

Birmingham, Alabama

Friday March 8th 2019

grace mckenzie march 2019 photo michael wade

Grace Mckenzie, McNeese State University and Belgooly AC in action at the NCAA Div I Pentathlon - Photo: Michael Wade

Grace McKenzie, McNeese State University and Belgooly AC, broke Kate O'Connor's Irish Pentathon record of 4,214 point, on Day 1 of the NCAA Division I Indoor T&F Championships, in Birmingham, Alabama, last night.  Grace had previously set the record, with 4,211, also in Birmingham, on January 18th last, however Kate O'Connor, with a score of 4,214, in Cardiff, UK, overtook her just nine days late, on January 27th.

Grace's Totals:

60mH - 8.57sec (PB) - 1002 points

High Jump - 1.75m (PB) - 916 points

Shot Put - 11.08m - 600 points

Long Jump - 5.85m - 804 points

800m - 2:13.95 - 908 points


Total score: 4,230 Points


 NCAA Div I Results


Grace placed 8th overall, behind winner Michelle Atherley, Miami, who scored 4,547 points, and her Top 8 finish earns her All-American honours.McNeese’s Grace McKenzie earned All-America honors on Friday when she finished in eighth place in the pentathlon with 4230 points at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Grace set a whole lot of records with her 4,230 score; McNeese State University, Southland Conference and Irish Records and is the first McNeese State University female athlete to earn All American hounours in five years.


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