Mackenzie Rogers - Women's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Mackenzie Rogers

RS Fr./RS Fr. | 5-4 | Distance | Poway, California | Poway HS

Freshman (2022-23)
Cross Country: Raced in the SEC Championships, covering the Ole Miss 6k course in 21:47.7 to finish 90th … Made Razorback debut at OSU Cowboy Preview, running 10:56.3 on 3k course to finish 17th … Placed 18th at Missouri Southern Stampede, clocking 17:44.0 on 5k course … Returned to OSU for the Cowboy Jamboree and covered 6k course in 22:39.1 … Ran 18:05.9 on 5k course at Chile Pepper Festival held at Agri Park, finished 75th … Competing in Wisconsin’s Nuttycombe Invitational, ran 23:02.2 on 6k course.

High School: 2022 graduate of Poway High School in Poway, California … Coached by Alex Smith, Bruce Jackson, and Bob Muschek … Lettered in track and cross country four years while serving as team captain in track and cross country for two years … Also lettered in basketball one year … Set school records in 1,600m, 3,200m, and distance medley relay …

In senior season, won 1,600m and 3,200m titles at CIF-San Diego Section Championships in a career best of 4:48.75 for 1,600m and clocked 10:26.82 in 3,200m … Missed CIF State Championships due to covid … Set mile PR of 4:52.00 at NSAF Outdoor Nationals, finishing 12th … Posted PR of 10:17.91 in 3,200m to place 10th in Arcadia Invitational … Earned 2022 Titan Award among Poway track and field as well as HSSA Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Poway … In cross country, won CIF San Diego Section Championships in 17:40.5 over 3-mile course … Finished 11th in CIF State Championship race, covering 5k distance in 18:09.4, as team made program history in placing fifth … Placed 23rd in Eastbay West Regional with a time of 18:31.1 over 5k course … Named 2021 Most Valuable Runner for Poway cross country …

In junior season, finished ninth in 3,200m at CIF State Championships, posting a time of 10:46.80 … Runner-up at CIF San Diego Section Open Championships with a 10:38.63 … Named 2021 Most Improved among Poway T&F … As a sophomore in cross country, won Foot Locker West Regional sophomore race with a 15:55.1 on a short course … Placed third in CIF San Diego Section Finals, posting an 18:05.3 over 3-mile course … Then finished 19th in CIF State Championships with a PR time of 18:08.5 on a 5k course … Named 2019 Poway Cross Country Runner of the Year … Freshman cross country season had team qualifying for CIF State meet for first time in over five years … Mackenzie earned 2018 Female Newcomer of the Year among Poway cross country.

Career best marks in high school include 4:52.00 (Mile), 4:48.75 (1,600m), 10:17.91 (3,200m), 17:15.2 (3 Miles xc), 18:08.5 (5k xc) …

Famous alumni of Poway High School include Tom Delonge (Blink 182 band member), Tony Gwynn, Jr. (MLB), Jud Buechler (NBA coach, former member of Chicago Bulls), and Kellye Cash (Miss America 1987) …

Personal: Mackenzie Brianne Rogers was born April 6, 2004 in San Diego, California … Hometown in Poway, California … Daughter of Orville and Susan Rogers, along with step-father Brad Cotton … Has four elder siblings – Grant and Emily, along with step-siblings Stefan and Sidney … Father Orville played football at University of Arkansas … Relatives who have played collegiately include cousins Carly Strong (Arkansas State track and field), Hunter Strong (Central Arkansas baseball, drafted and played with Kansas City Royals), Haley Morton (Central Arkansas track and field, cheerleader) … Mother Susan raced at Catalina Crossing US Outrigger Championships in 1995, placing second in her boat class … Brother Grant represented Team USA at Trophy of Nations Enduro World Series in 2019 … Planning to major in Psychology with a minor in Business Marketing … Career plans include becoming a Sports Psychologist for collegiate athletes or start my own practice … Life ambition is to help other people/athletes reach their potential in life and/or athletics and raise a family … Favorite athlete is Karissa Schweizer … Person she most admires is her grandmother Joy Rogers … Has a food account to post pictures of the food she cooks and bakes … Has an Australian Shepard named Ollie and a cat named Tuna … Has a pacemaker and is half Canadian … Chose Arkansas since it has all the possible resources she needs to become the most successful version of herself in running and in the classroom, and there is a positive and determined team atmosphere … Will be close to family as her sister attends Arkansas.

Mackenzie Rogers | Career stats



  • Mile | 4:52.00
  • 1,600m | 4:48.75
  • 3,200m | 10:17.91