McKenzie Runs Blazing 2:09 800m in Minnesota


Charlize-Trinity McKenzie continued her impressive 2023-24 indoor season at the USATF Minnesota All-Comers Meet #7 at the University of Minnesota where she demolished the field and her old PR in the process. 

McKenzie finished with a time of 2:09.81, breaking the 2:10 barrier for just the third time ever and for the first time indoors. She also beat her old indoor PR of 2:11.05 from a year ago. She wasn't too far off from her outdoor PR of 2:08.21 either. 

USATF MN All-Comers #7 800m HS Results

1Charlize-Trinity McKenzie2:09.81
2Ruah Franzmann-Simmert2:21.33
3Lydia Franson2:28.62
4Kaia Osmundson2:29.95
5Sabrina Lechnir2:31.52

Her time of 2:09.81 ranks her among some impressive company as a sophomore as she ranks as the #8 800m runner in the country this indoor season. She also ranks as the #3 800m runner in her sophomore class behind Gwen Hamilton and Abby Downin. 

1Alli Delisi2:07.84
2Gwen Hamilton2:08.17
3Olivia Cieslak2:08.32
4Ella Woehlcke2:09.00
5Clemmie Lilley2:09.36
6Abby Downin2:09.74
7Paige Sheppard2:09.79
8Charlize-Trinity McKenzie2:09.81
9Mary Flanagan2:10.40
10Isabelle Walsh2:10.88

Her time of 2:09.81 is also historically great for all Wisconsin runners as she ranks only behind Roisin Willis and Camille Davis all-time indoors. 

All-Time Wisconsin Girls Indoor 800m Times

1Roisin Willis2:00.06
2Camille Davis2:09.23
3Charlize-Trinity McKenzie2:09.81
4Clare Pitcher2:13.05
5Brenna Calder2:14.28

McKenzie is truly in the midst of a special indoor track and field season as she racks up win after win, sets Wisconsin class records, and elevates her game to another level few in Wisconsin have ever reached. All as a sophomore.