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Binghamton distance runner Emily Mackay earns All-America honor after 6th place finish at NCAA Championships

Emily Mackay
Emily Mackay(David Berman)
Updated: Jun. 16, 2022 at 5:55 PM EDT
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EUGENE, Ore. (WBNG) - In her final meet for Binghamton, Emily Mackay placed sixth in the 1,500 at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday. In doing so, she clinched her fifth NCAA Division I All-America honor, which is the highest total earned by a Binghamton athlete during their Division I era.

The top eight finishers in each event at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships earned first-team All-America honors. Second-team honors went to places 9-16 while honorable mention status was awarded to finishers 17-24.

Mackay’s time in the 1,500 was 4:11.10, which broke her previous Binghamton program record of 4:11.65. The winning time in Saturday’s final was 4:09.42 by Sintayeha Vissa of Ole Miss. Dating back to the NCAA East Region preliminary heat two weeks ago, Mackay finished in the top half of all four races she took part in. There were 12 runners in each of the heats at the East Region and National Meets.

Mackay has earned a pair of first-team All-America honors in outdoor track, having also placed seventh overall in the 5,000 at the 2021 meet. This past March, she earned second-team All-America honors in both the mile and 3,000 at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Mackay’s other All-America honor was a 14th-place finish at the 2020-21 NCAA Cross Country Meet.

Including Mackay’s race on Saturday, Binghamton had a pair of All-Americans at the current NCAA Outdoor Championships. Fellow graduate student Dan Schaffer earned honorable mention status, having placed 24th overall in the 5,000 on Friday night.

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