Sophomore Haley MacKeil established herself as one of the best sprinters in New England Div. III last year as a first-year. She took the region by storm, blowing out her competition time and time again. The Rumney, New Hampshire native and graduate of Plymouth Regional High School competes in the 200 (with a PR of 26.12), 400 (58.8), 4x100, 4x400 and DMR. A Biology major and Sociology minor, MacKeil, has already earned numerous recognitions for her outstanding performances. She was the anchor leg of the indoor and outdoor record breaking 4x400 relay teams, ran the 400 leg of the DMR which finished 9th at the 2007 NCAA Indoor National Championships, and she received the Freshman Female Athlete of the Year Award for Bowdoin. In addition, she is All-New England in the 200, 400, and DMR.
Head Coach Peter Slovenski describes MacKeil?s last two outdoor races as follows. "On two consecutive championship weekends Haley received the baton 10 meters behind fast runners from Middlebury and Tufts on the anchor leg of the 4 by 400 meter relay. In both races it looked as though Bowdoin was destined for third place until the final 50 meters when Haley began to close the 10 meter gap. With the stadium crowd on its feet, she closed the gap gradually, and then suddenly she surged forward to give Bowdoin an electrifying upset victory just at the finish line. With her courage and intelligence as a runner, her poise in competition and her style of closing fast at the end, Haley has earned the reputation of being the Cardiac Kid of New England track racing."
MacKeil also plays JV soccer for Bowdoin in the fall and when she is not on the track, she enjoys cross country skiing. "Hard work will never go unnoticed or unrewarded," is one of her favorite quotes and how true it is for the dedicated and talented sophomore sprinter.