Camden’s Mix earns Empire 8 honors with Utica University


Camden High School graduate and Utica University freshman Mackenzie Mix has earned two honors from the Empire 8 Conference.

Mix is the conferences’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year as well as the Rookie of the Year, the Empire 8 announced Monday.

It is part of a standout spring season for Mix, who competed at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in the 400-meter dash. Last month, Mix was named the Empire 8 Women’s Outdoor Championship Track Athlete of the Meet after sweeping the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dash events May 6 and May 7 at Nazareth College. She took the 100-meter dash in 12.23 seconds, while winning the 200-meter dash in 26.08 seconds. Mix recorded an impressive time of 56.76 seconds in the 400-meter dash which nearly set a championship meet record and earned a spot at nationals.

She also recorded a season-best time of 25.44 seconds in the 200-meters earlier in the spring. Mix is the first Utica University athlete to earn Empire 8 Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year honors and third to be named Rookie of the Year.


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