Mackenzie Culpepper - Women's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Mackenzie Culpepper Season 2023-24

Middle Distance

Class Sophomore
Hometown Hoover, Ala.
High School Spain Park
Major Medicine, Health, & Society

Career Results

Academic Honors
• 2024 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2023 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Sophomore (2023-24)
Track & Field
• Ninth in the 800 meters (2:10.58) at the LSU Alumni Gold
• Fourth in the 800 meters (2:12.17) and member of the winning 4×400-meter relay (3:51.21) at the Joe Walker Invitational
• Season best in the 800 meters (2:14.01, seeded) at the Music City Challenge

Cross Country
• Did not compete

As a Freshman (2022-23)
Track & Field
• Competed in nine meets, including the SEC Outdoor Championships
• 12th and a personal best in the 800 meters (2:10.44) at the outdoor Music City Challenge
• Third in the 800 meters (2:10.93) at the LSU Alumni Gold
• First as a member of the 4×400-meter relay (3:47.25) at the Vanderbilt Invitational
• Eighth in the 1,000 meters (2:57.42) at the Commodore Challenge

Cross Country
• Competed in three meets
• 86th overall in the Open 5K (21:52.1) at the Joe Piane Invitational
• 23rd overall (19:36.1) at the 3.1M Belmont Opener

The Culpepper File 
Mackenzie Culpepper prepped at Spain Park, where she was a three-time school record holder. There, she recorded prep bests of 56.44 in the 400 meters, 2:11.08 in the 800 meters, 5:02.12 in the 1,600 meters, 18:46.30 in the 5K (XC). In high school, she was a five-time state champion in the indoor and outdoor 400 and 800 meters. Academically, Culpepper earned an AP Capstone diploma and was a four-time recipient of the school district character award and member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society), History Honor Society and Latin Honor Society.

Mackenzie is the daughter of Julius and Shonteria Culpepper. She has one sibling, Chip, who plays basketball at Tuskegee University

Twitter: @mackculp4 | Instagram: @Mackenzie.culpepper4