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KAYLA MACZUGA

Player profile

position
High Jump/Javelin
year
Redshirt Junior
hometown
Tampa, Fla.
high school
Freedom

Bio:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Fourth-year member of the program who has become a consistent ACC Championship scorer in both the high jump and javelin…knocking at the door to be on FSU’s all-time, top-10 lists in both events following a breakout 2018 outdoor season…outstanding student who is a two-time All-ACC Academic selection outdoors…closing in on completion of her degree in exercise physiology.

2018

Indoor: Labored through three meets in the high jump without recording a result. Outdoor: Immediately cashed in on her newfound resolve in both the high jump and javelin…recorded javelin personal-bests in four of her first five competitions…major breakthrough in both events came at Seminole Twilight with new personal-bests in both the high jump (1.73m/5-8) and javelin (44.57m/146-3), placing second in both events…those performances earned her ACC Field Performer of the Week honors…securing trips to the ACC Outdoor Championships in both events, proceeded to earn a pair of second-team All-ACC honors…finished fourth in the javelin (44.09m/144-8) and sixth in the high jump (1.64m/5-4.5)…narrowly missed NCAA East Preliminary qualifying in both events.

 

2017

Indoor: Competed in four meets and was amazingly consistent in the high jump…cleared 1.65 meters (5-5) in each meet…that included a 12th-place finish at the ACC Indoor Championships. Outdoor: Saw action in six meets, five of which she competed in both the high jump and javelin…highlight of the season came at ACC Outdoor Championships where her then-PB of 1.70 meters (5-7) was good for fourth place and second-team All-ACC honors…improved four consecutive competitions in the javelin, capped by her personal best of  37.86m (124’2”) at the Seminole Twilight meet where she finished second…earned All-ACC Academic honors.

2016:

Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons as a first-year Seminole…did compete at the North Florida Twilight as an unattached athlete, placing seventh in the high jump (1.62m).

Personal:

Accepted into FSU’s Honors Program her freshman year and earned a spot on President’s List (4.0 gpa)…President’s List freshman year…competed in two years of track & field and cross country at Freedom High in Tampa…played softball prior to change in sport…capped senior year with a personal-best high jump of 1.68 meters (5-6) in a runner-up finish at the 2015 FHSAA 4A State Championship meet…also won the Hillsborough County high jump title as a senior…in addition to the high jump also competed in the long jump and 400-meter dash….daughter of Mike and Jackie Maczuga…majoring in exercise physiology…born Sept. 18, 1996.