Senior pole vaulter whose mix of experience and consistency has vaulted him to one of the top spots in the Southeastern Conference.
2006: During the indoor season, opened up competition with a 16-0 3/4 vault for a third-place finish at the Gator Invitational ... at the SEC Indoor Championships, cleared 16-4 3/4 and placed 10th ... competed well during the outdoor season, hitting 17-0 3/4 to finish as the runner-up at the Sea Ray Relays ... became just the fourth Gamecock to clear 17 feet.
2005: Cleared a personal indoor best 16-5 1/4 at the SEC Indoor Championships to earn the bronze medal ... matched that height at the Last Chance Meet ... went 16-6 3/4 to win the Orange & Purple Classic to open the outdoor season ... cleared 15-11 3/4 at the SEC Outdoor Championships to finish ninth ... was an eighth-place finisher at the NCAA East Regional meet with a height of 16-0 3/4.
2004: Vaulted 15 feet at the Weems Baskin Relays to finish in sixth place ... placed third at the South Carolina State Meet with a height of 15 feet ... placed ninth in the vault at the Orange & Purple Classic with a season-best of 15-5.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in wrestling, indoor and outdoor track at James M. Bennett High in Salisbury, Md., graduating in 2003 ... won the Maryland state championship both indoors and outdoors in the pole vault ... owns the state indoor pole vault record with a mark of 13 feet ... member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Daniel Woodward McKenzie was born Aug. 16, 1985, in Salisbury, Md. ... parents are Frank and JoAnn McKenzie ... pursuing a chemical engineering degree ... is a McKissick Scholar ... enjoys reading and playing music.