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Taryn MacKenzie
Position: Breaststroke
Height: 5'7"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Johannesburg, South Africa
High School: De La Salle Holy Cross College HS
Born: 05/03/1993
Taryn MacKenzie Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2014

2014 NCAA Qualifier

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2013-14)
A breaststroke specialist who owns the third-fastest times on the team ... Earned fourth place finishes during a win over Tulane in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.48) and 200 breaststroke (2:27.52) ... Finished third in the “B” final of the 100 breaststroke (1:03.23) at the A&M Invite ... Captured a win in the “C” final of the 200 breaststroke (2:19.34) at the A&M Invite ... In the Houston Quad Meet, secured a third place finish in the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:03.85 ... Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
A talented international freshman who executed a smooth transition from long course to short course competition … Set her career lows at the SEC Championships … Finished 24th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:02.99 after posting LSU’s fifth best all-time mark of 1:02.68 in prelims at SEC’s … Swam to 28th in the 200 breast with a mark of 2:17.23 at the conference meet … Ranked second on the team in both breast events … Swam the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:02.77 in a second place swim in a home victory over Alabama … Captured the ‘C’ final in the 200 breast (2:18.16) at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Posted a 100 breast time of 1:03.88 in a 14th place finish at the midseason meet … Swam the second leg of the first place 200 medley relay (1:42.78) and first place 400 medley relay (3:47.63) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Cranked out a second place finish in the 100 breast (1:03.65) in a home win over NC State … Notched a pair of second place performances in the 100 breast (1:05.34) and the 200 breast (2:21.64) in a dual victory over Kentucky … Finished second in the 100 breast (1:05.42) and third in the 200 breast (2:22.49) in a victory over Vanderbilt … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Immensely skilled breaststroke swimmer who will look to translate her success on the international level to the collegiate level … Crowned the 2010 South African National Champion in the 50 and 100 breast when she was only 16… Competed in the Junior Olympics in Singapore … Boasts recent long course meter bests and short course yard conversion bests of 1:03.37 (54.05) in the 100 meter breast, 2:15.28 (1:55.93) in the 200 meter breast, 2:02.43 (1:47.00) in the 200 meter free and 4:20.20 (4:49.34) in the 400 free … Named her high school’s Female Athlete of the Year her senior season.

PERSONAL
Born May 3, 1993 … Coached by Peter Williams … Member of the Waterborn Swim Club … Parents are Rob and Lynne MacKenzie… Has one younger sibling- Conner … Plans on majoring in kinesiology with a focus in human movement sciences.

MACKENZIE'S TOP TIMES
100 breaststroke, 1:02.68, 2013 SEC Championships
200 breaststroke, 2:17.23, 2013 SEC Championships

MACKENZIE'S TOP 2013-14 TIMES
100 breaststroke, 1:03.03, SEC Championships
200 breaststroke, 2:18.11, SEC Championships

 

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