Among Marquette's six athletes headed to the NCAA West Regional, Kyle Winter, Sarah MacCourtney and Jack Hackett are nearing the end of their collegiate careers - they look to save their best performances for last in Austin, Texas May 23-25.
This week's Marquette Track and Field Performances of the Week feature seniors Jack Hackett and Sarah MacCourtney, who turned in career-best performances while in California.
Personal Bests (marks as of MU graduation):
Indoor- High Jump: 5-8/1.73 meters (T-No. 4 all-time at MU)
Outdoor- High Jump: 5-8.75/1.75 meters (No. 4)
2012-13: BIG EAST All-Academic USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field team captain Indoor (Jr.): Participated in the high jump during the 2012-13 indoor campaign... Recorded a new personal-best, a first-place finish, a BIG EAST qualifying mark, and the No. 4 mark on Marquette's all-time list in the high jump with a height of 1.73 meters, (5 feet, 8 inches) at the Bill Bergan Invite (Jan. 26) ... Finished ninth at the BIG EAST indoor meet with a height of 1.65 meters (5 feet, 5 inches)... Placed first and qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invite with a height of 1.69 meters (5 feet, 6 1/2 inches)... Scored two more BIG EAST qualifying marks with a height of 1.68 meters (5 feet, 5 inches) at both the Badger Classic (Jan. 12) and the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 8)...2013 Indoor Performance List. Outdoor (Sr.): Tied for 15th at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds in Austin, Texas with a high jump of 5 feet, 7 inches (1.70 meters) after entering the meet seeded 37th ... Posted the No. 3 mark on MU's all-time list at the Benedictine Twilight (April 26) with a height of 1.75 meters (5 feet, 8 3/4 inches)... Finished second and scored a BIG EAST qualifying mark at the Bryan Clay Invitational (April 19) with a height of 1.73 meters (five feet, 8 inches)... Registered a third-place finish at the Oliver Nikoloff Invite with a height of 1.68 meters (five feet, 6 inches)...Finished ninth at the BIG EAST outdoor meet with a height of 1.65 meters (5 feet, 5 inches) ...2013 Outdoor Performance List.
2011-12: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (So.): MacCourtney focused in on the high jump during the indoor season, competing in the event seven times ... Set a personal-best jump of 5-05.25 (1.66 meters) at the Hoosier Hills Invitational, (Feb. 10) which is the sixth-best in program history ... Won both the Milwaukee Dual (Jan. 20) meet and the Panther Tune-up (Feb. 17) ... Posted a second-place finish at the Badger Track Classic (Jan. 14) with a mark of 5-05.00 (1.65 meters)...2012 Indoor Performance List. Outdoor (Jr.): MacCourtney focused on the high jump again in the outdoor season, participating in the event nine times ... Set a personal-best mark of 5-07.00 (1.70 meters) when she won the Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 14), which is the fourth best in program history ... Finished sixth at the Bulls Invitational (March 16) notching a mark of 5-06.00 (1.68 meters) and finished seventh at the Bryan Clay Invitational (April 20) with a mark of 5-05.00 (1.65 meters) ... Finished second at the Milwaukee Dual (Apr. 5) meet ... Also competed at the BIG East Conference Outdoor Championships (May 5) but did not register a height...2012 Outdoor Performance List.
2010-11: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (Fr.): High jumped 5-0.25 (1.63 meters) at the Meyo Invitational, the 10th-best indoor height at MU. Outdoor (So.):Placed second in the high jump and notched the No. 5 outdoor mark with a height of 5 feet, 4 1/4 inches at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (April 2) ... Also recorded top-three outdoor finishes at the DePaul Invitational (April 16/second) and Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 8/third).
2009-10: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor: Did not compete during the indoor season after joining the team into the fall semester. Outdoor (Fr.): Established herself by the end of the outdoor campaign as the second-best option in the high jump following senior school-record holder Erynn James...Reached a BIG EAST outdoor-qualifying height of 5 feet, 6 inches (1.68 meters) at the SIU Spring Classic to finish third.
High School: MacCourtney was a four-time letter winner in track and field at Lutheran High School Northwest ... Held a personal-best jump of 5 feet, 6 inches ... Captured the Michigan Division 4 State Championship in the high jump in 2008 and 2009 ... Was the state runner-up as a sophomore in 2007 ... National Honor Society member...Named track team captain as a junior ... Given the senior athlete of the year award and the underclass athlete of the year award as a junior ... Earned three letters in basketball and garnered all-state recognition as a senior.
Personal: Daughter of Chris and Linda MacCourtney ... Is the middle of three children ... Was second in her high school graduating class with a 4.67 grade point average ... Coached by mother in grade school and high school ... Mother iss a former high jumper at Marquette ... Graduated on May 19, 2013 with a bachelor's degree in biomechanical engineering in the top 10 percent of her graduating class ... A member of the Alpha Eta Mu Beta and Chi Alpha Sigma honor societies.
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships 2013- High Jump: 9th (5-5/1.65 meters) 2012- High Jump:- (NH)
BIG EAST Indoor Championships 2013- High Jump: 9th (5-5/1.65 meters)
NCAA West Preliminary Rounds 2013 (Austin, Texas)- High Jump:15th (5-7/1.70 meters)