Personal Bests (as of June 2017):
Shot Put: 14.35 meters/47-1
Weight throw: 16.64 meters/54-7.25
Shot Put: 13.80 meters/45-3.5
Discus: 48.71 meters/159-10
Hammer: 53.38 meters/175-1
Javelin: 37.00 meters/121-5
Indoor (So.): Finished fifth in the weight throw (16.44 meters/53-11.25) and 10th in the shot put (12.24 meters/40-2) at BIG EAST Championships ... Took second place in the shot put at the UW Parkside Fall Finale with a toss measuring 14.16 meters/46-5.5 and third at the same meet in the weight throw (16.19 meters/53-1.5) ... Placed fourth in the weight throw at the UW Parkside Classic with a toss of 16.12 meters/52-10.75 ... Set an indoor shot put personal best record at the John Tierney Classic with a 14.35-meter/47-1-toss.
Outdoor (So.): Participated in the shot put, discus and hammer throw for the outdoor season ... Placed third in both the hammer throw (52.82 meters/173-3) and discus (44.95/147-6) and ninth in the shot put (12.45 meters/40-10.25) at BIG EAST Championships ... Placed third in the discus (44.12 meters/144-9) and fourth in the hammer throw (52.12/171) at the NCC Gregory Final Qualifier ... Took first place in the hammer throw at Marquette Duals with a toss measuring 50.32 meters/165-1 ... Took second at the same meet in the discus (46.37 meters/152-1) ... Finished third in discus (26.17 meters/151-6) at the Illinois Twilight ... Set a personal best in the discus at Pacific Beach Intercollegiate with a mark of 48.17 meters/159-10.
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.): Competed in both the shot put and weight throw for his first indoor season at MU ... Took sixth in the weight throw (14.21 meters/46-7.5) and 10th in the shot put (12.87 meters/42-2.75) at the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished ninth place at the UW Parkside Classic in the weight throw with a toss of 13.84 meters/45-5 ... Placed top-ten in the weight throw at the Jack Jennett Invitational (January 29).
Outdoor (Fr.): Participated in the shot put, discus, hammer throw and javelin throughout the season, including at the BIG EAST Championships where he placed fifth in the discus (44.54 meters/146-1) and hammer throw (45.86 meters/150-5), 10th in the shot put (13.18 meters/43-3) and 11th in the javelin, which was also a personal-best (37.00 meters/121-5) ... Placed fifth in the discus at the USF Bulls Invitational (42.46 meters/139-4) ... Took ninth in the hammer throw at the Wisocnsin Twilight with a toss of 49.18 meters/161-4.
Prior to Marquette: McKinney was a four-year letterwinner in track and field at Buffalo Grove High School (Buffalo Grove, Illinois) … Was a two-time state qualifier in the discus and holds the school record with a throw of 169 feet, 4 inches … Also claimed an All-Conference honor and was a two-time All-Sectional performer in the discus … Played two years on the varsity football team and was named to the All-Conference team as a defensive end his senior year.
Personal: McKinney was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois to John and Carole McKinney … Has one brother, Sean … Plans to major in exercise physiology.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Weight Throw: 5th (16.44 meters/53-11.25)
Shot Put: 10th (12.24 meters/40-2)
Weight Throw: 6th (14.21 meters/46-7.5)
Shot Put: 10th (12.87 meters/42-2.75)
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
Hammer Throw: 3rd (52.82 meters/173-3)
Discus: 3rd (44.12 meters/144-9)
Shot Put: 9th (12.45 meters/40-10.25)
Discus: 5th (44.54 meters/146-1)
Javelin: 11th (37.00 meters/121-5)
Shot Put: 10th (13.18 meters/43-4)
Hammer: 5th (45.86 meters/150-5)