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  Kelly MacDonald
Kelly MacDonald

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tualatin, Ore.

High School:
Tualatin

Height:
5-9

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
09/27/1978

ASU: One of ASU's premier distance runners... an All-American performer in cross country and track...returns after redshirting 2000 cross country season...holds school records in the outdoor 5,000m (15:55.90n), indoor 3,000m (9:34.56) and indoor 5,000m (16:31.41).

2000 XC: Redshirted.

2000 Outdoor: Placed 13th in her preliminary heat of the 5,000m (16:22.09) at the Olympic Trials in Sacramento... placed 12th in the 5,000m at the NCAA Championships (16:37.08)...qualified for the NCAA Championships and the Olympic Trials with a 15:55.90 performance in the 5,000m at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., April 14... that time placed her 10th in the meet and broke Lynn Nelson's 1984 ASU record by three seconds... became ASU's first conference champion in the 5,000m, winning with a time of 16:28.45...Pac-10 runner-up in the 3,000m (9:24.02)...also posted an NCAA provisional mark in the 3,000m (9:20.12), finishing second at the Penn Relays...notched season-best time in the 1,500m (4:29.64) in a winning effort at the Double Dual.

2000 Indoor: Earned All-America honors after placing seventh in the 5,000m at the NCAA Championships... broke her own school record at that meet, posting a 16:13.41...also notched NCAA Provisional marks in the mile (4:47.45) and 3,000m (9:35.36)...posted four top-two finishes.

1999 XC: Named ASU's Most Valuable Runner... became just the second female All-American in ASU history, finishing 36th (17:30) at the NCAA Championship to pace the Devils to their school-record 12th-place finish... posted a personal-best time of 17:04 to finish fourth at the West Regional, earning all-region honors... both those finishes broke school records as her 36th-place national finish topped Priscilla Hein's 39th-place showing in 1998 and her fourth-place regional finish broke a pair of sixth-place finishes in 1982 and 1988... finished 10th at the Pac-10 Championship (17:42) to earn second-team all-conference honors... finished third at Cal Irvine Invitational, fifth at Roy Griak Invitational and 12th at Pre-NCAA Meet... a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection.

1999 Outdoor: Posted NCAA provisional marks in the 3000 and 5000... ran at the NCAA Championship in the 3000, finishing ninth in her heat at 9:58.09... finished seventh in the 3000 at the Pac-10 Championship (10:03.87)... shaved 32 seconds off her personal-best in the 3000 at the Penn Relays, finishing fourth in 9:25.61 - the fourth-fastest time in ASU history... clocked an NCAA provisional in the 5000 (16:42.19) at the Baldy Castillo... that ranks as the sixth-fastest time in ASU history... garnered a season-best in the 1500 at the Sun Angel Classic, finishing eighth in 4:30.16... place second in the 1500 at both the UA/NAU Double Dual and Wildcat Qualifier... a Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention choice.

1999 Indoor: Tabbed an NCAA provisional mark in the 3000, running a 9:46.74 (9:35.77, altitude and track converted) at the MPSF Championship, finishing second... ran an altitude-adjusted 4:57.87 in the mile at the Double Dual... finished third in the mile at the Flagstaff Invitational (5:09.7).

1998 XC: Major contributor to ASU's first NCAA Championship team appearance... was ASU's second-best finisher in five of seven meets... notched top-20 finishes at the Pac-10 Championship (15th, 17:53) and NCAA Regional (20th, 17:44)... placed 134th at the NCAA Championship (18:32), third-best on squad... notched seventh-place finish at ASU Invitational (18:12)... shaved 1:10 off previous personal best... an Academic All-American... Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention selection.

1998 Outdoor: Competed in the 800 (season-best 2:20.61), 1500 (4:38.96) and 3000 (10:24.33)... placed eighth (4:41.23) in preliminary heat of 1500 at Pac-10s.

1998 Indoor: Ran a season-best 5:06.46 (aa) in the mile.

1997 XC:Ran a season-best 18:54 at the Pac-10 Championship to finish 39th, second among Sun Devils... finished 53rd at regionals.

High School: 1997 graduate of Tualatin (Ore.) HS... lettered three years in basketball, four years in track and four years in cross country... captain of cross country team from 1994 - '96... captain of the basketball team from 1996 - '97... captain of the track team in 1997... voted first team all-league in cross country from 1993 - '96... selected second team all-state in cross country in 1993 and '96... voted basketball all-league 1996 - '97 and second team all-state in '97... voted first team all-league from 1994 - 97 and second team all-state from 1996 - '97.

Personal: Majoring in English... parents are Doug and Linda MacDonald... has one sister, Jenny (25), and a brother, Brian (23)... born Sept. 27, 1978, in Seattle, Wash.

Personal Bests: 800--2:16.60, 1500--4:29.64, 3000--9:20.12, 5000--15:55.90 (school record).

AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

2000 Outdoor	5,000m	16:37.08	12th
2000 Indoor	5,000m	16:13.41	7th
1999 Cross Country	36th		17:30
1999 Outdoor	3000m	Prelim	9:58.09
1998 Cross Country	134th		18:32
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