Makenzi Alley
Makenzi Alley
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Oak Hills HS
Events: XC/Distance
Major: Biology

2017-18: Cross Country: Ran in four meets in her junior campaign... Placed 24th at the Tusculum Open (Sep. 1) with a 5K time of 23:05.5... Finished 33rd at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational (Sep. 8)... 65th at the SAC Championship (Oct. 21) with a 5K time of 21:22.72... CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team... Track & Field - Outdoor: Finished eighth in the 800m at the Terrier Relays with a time of 2:20.84... Also ran the 400m with a season-best 1:05.36 at the Wake Forest Invitational.

2016: Completed all six meets for the Pioneers... Posted a career-best 5K time of 20:49.1 at the Royal XC Challenge (Oct. 7)... 4th at the Tusculum Open (Sep. 9) and 13th at the Hyder McMahill Invitational (Sep. 3)... 54th at the SAC Championship (Oct. 22) with a 5K time of 21:41.7... Placed 132nd at the NCAA II Southeast Regional (Nov. 5) with her 6K time of 25:54.84... CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team.

2015: Did not run.

High School: Product of Oak Hills HS in Cincinnati, Ohio... Coached by Shellie Hageman... Received the team's Most Valuable Runner award following the 2013-14 season... As a senior, earned the Highlander Award, which honors excellence in athletics, academics and community service... Was named the 2015 Oak Hills HS Most Outstanding Female Athlete... Owns a personal-best 5,000-meter time of 19:58... Also lettered on the Highlanders’ basketball, swimming and track teams. 

Personal: Born July 23, 1996 in Cincinnati, Ohio... Daughter of Danny and Traci Alley... Brothers - Daniel and Taylor... Majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry... SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Dean's List... Charles Oliver Gray Honors List... President's List... Community Service: Nettie Day, Young Life volunteer... Future plans: Graduate school and earn a MSPAS and become a physician assistant... Hobbies: Running, hiking, playing guitar... Favorite book: The Bible; Favorite midnight snack: Cereal; Favorite movie: "Good Will Hunting"; Favorite musical artists: NeedToBreathe; United Pursuit, George Strait, Josh Turner; Favorite song: "If I Had Wings" by Darius Rucker; Makenzi can't imagine a week without: Speaking with her father; Favorite athlete: Steph Curry; Advice to kids: "Love God, love people, serve both"; What people don't know about Makenzi: She plays the guitar; When she was a kid, Makenzi tried to be like: Her older brothers.