Other Position Distance Free
Year: Senior
City/State: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Cheyenne Mountain High School
Club: Colorado Springs Swim Team
Club Coach: Mike Doane



2005-06 Season Outlook

After serving as a co-captain during her junior year, Mackenzie Clark will once again be relied upon for leadership and talent as a senior.  She is among the best distance freestylers in the Big 12, and is a key component of Nebraska's strong distance squad.


2004-05 (Junior)

Clark showed her leadership last year as a top freestyler who set career-best marks in every event she competed.  Clark ended the regular season ranked near the top of the Big 12 Conference in the 1,000-yard freestyle (8th) and 1,650-yard freestyle (7th), and went on to place 10th at the Big 12 Championships in the 500 and seventh in the 1,650 in an NCAA provisional-cut time of 16:52.03.  Clark won the 1,650 at Iowa State, and also earned a victory in the 1,000-yard freestyle at the San Diego Invite, in addition to four second-place finishes on the year that included a career-best time of 10:09.31 versus Kansas.  Clark also placed second in the 500-yard freestyle three times, and added one second-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle at Southern Illinois.


2003-04 (Sophomore)

Clark was one of the Huskers' best distance swimmers, finishing fifth at the Big 12 Championships in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:54.96) and eighth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:58.23), both season-best marks.  Clark also made major improvements in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Her season-best time of 10:18.3 against Southwest Missouri State was eight seconds faster than her top time as a freshman in the event.  Clark won the 1,650-yard freestyle event in dual action at Kansas.  Clark added a season-best in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:57.08 in a dual win over Nebraska-Omaha.


2002-03 (Freshman)

Clark was one of NU's top distance swimmers, finishing 10th at the Big 12 Championships in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:07.78).  She also placed 13th in the 500-yard freestyle at the Big 12 meet (5:01.10).  Clark had the team's best 1,000-yard freestyle time against Kansas and Louisville (10:26.19).  She won the 1,000-yard freestyle at Northern Arizona and Nebraska-Omaha.



A high school All-American in 2002, Clark earned team MVP honors at Cheyenne Mountain High School and claimed the Colorado state title her senior year.  She competed for the Colorado Springs Swim Team under Coach Mike Doane.



Mackenzie is the daughter of Jackie and Rick Clark and was born on March 27, 1984, in Steamboat Springs, Colo.  Mackenzie is majoring in advertising at Nebraska.


Career Bests

Event Date/Meet Time
1,000-yard free 1/15/05 Kansas 10:09.31
500-yard free 2/24/05 Big 12 Championships 4:55.92
1,650-yard free 2/26/05 Big 12 Championships 16:52.03
200-yard free 2/25/05 Big 12 Championships 1:54.28

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