Mackenzie Laska

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Name: Mackenzie Laska

Date of birth: 11/2/1987
 
High school/Hometown: Wauwatosa East HS/Wauwatosa
College/University: St. Norbert College
Track events: 800m - 10k, Steeple

Personal bests: 800m 2:01, 1500m 4:06, mile 4:29, 3k 8:56, 5k 15:17, 10k 33:00, 3k Steeple 9:30, Marathon 2:43:45
 
Most memorable athletic achievement: It's a toss up between running my first two marathons ever only 14 days apart with a 2:43:45 in the first and 2:45:43 for 2nd place at Wisconsin Dells two weeks later (on a much more challenging course) and Indoor conference meet my last year of college: I ran the 5k, 1600 leg of DMR, and 3k. Going into the meet I felt very confident in my training and was able to walk away with an individual title in the 5k, a relay title (for the 2nd year in a row) in the DMR, and a PR 3k for 4th place (and first time breaking 9:00)
 
Favorite movie: Into the Wild

Hobbies/Interests: Camping, hiking, playing music, coaching
 
Favorite Quote: "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."