Maddie McDonald
Maddie McDonald
Height: 5-4
Year: So.
Hometown: Orange, CA
High School: Rosary HS
Experience: 1Y

2015-16 -- Track: At the Big West Championships on May 13, was only one spot back of an all-conference plaque in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing fourth with a PR of 11:06.38 in Jack Rose Stadium ... was the runner-up in the steeplechase at the home Blue-Green Rivalry dual meet against UC Santa Barbara on April 30, in 11:10.27 ... also competed in the 5,000m at the conference finals on May 14, taking 11th place at 18:08.85 ... other career-best performances recorded during the spring included 4:47.07 for the 1,500m (taking fourth place at the Bulldog Invitational in Clovis on April 23) and 10:02.22 for the 3,000m (fourth at the season-opening Big West Double Dual at UC Riverside on March 12) ... made the conference’s All-Academic Team for a second consecutive season. Cross Country: As a redshirt freshman, competed at three meets ... finished 16th at the UCSB-hosted Lagoon Open on Sept. 5, with a 5K time of 19:10.09 ... was 29th at the Fresno State Invitational on Sept. 11, with a 4.2K time of 15:20.1 ... added an eighth-place 5K of 19:06.0 at the Cal Poly Invitational at Fairbanks Memorial Course in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 17 ... earned Big West Conference All-Academic honors.

2014-15 -- Track: Came on strong at the end of the spring, ultimately finishing in fifth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Big West Championships (just two spots back of an all-conference accolade), with a time of 11:19.86 ... also was third in the steeplechase against UCSB at Westmont College on May 2, turning in an 11:53.71 ... also clocked a 4:49.40 in the 1,500m at the Bulldog Invitational on April 25. Cross Country: Competing unattached at the Cal Poly Invitational on Oct. 18, posted a fourth-place 5K time of 19:33.

Prep -- At Rosary High School in Fullerton, ran the 1,600 meters in 5:13.89, the 800m in 2:21.0 and the 5K in 18:52 with coach Jennifer Murphy ... also played soccer for the Royals ... was an honor roll student and participated in ASB ... also was a Make-a-Wish officer.

Personal -- Born on Dec. 19, 1995 ... daughter of Tom and Kathleen ... her brother Luke wrestled for Cal Poly from 2011-14 ... also has a sister, Cassie ... majors in kinesiology; aspires to become a physician’s assistant.