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XC: Run A Mile With...Mackenzie Maki

By Taylor Eldridge

As part of the (week)daily series profiling the area’s cross country runners and coaches, Wednesdays will be dedicated to a feature I like to call Run A Mile With…(insert your runner here). I can only write about so many runners during the season and in my notes package, so I plan on getting some runners pub on here. Or at least as many as I can.

For the first meet, the name shouldn’t be unfamiliar if you know anything about the high school cross country scene. Kapaun junior Mackenzie Maki has won pretty much every race she has set out to win in her high school career. She has already collected three state championships – one in cross country then in the 1600 and 3200 in track. Oh, and she has a 4.0 GPA and plays three sports. Not bad, I’d say.

I caught up with the star runner to ask her a couple of questions about the controversy in Montana, the new challenge of Kaelyn Balch at Bishop Carroll and her quest for a repeat state championship this season. Click the jump to find out her answers.