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KAYLA MACZUGA

Player profile

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

Bio:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Fifth-year member of the program who made her first NCAA postseason appearance in 2019…ranks No. 9 on FSU’s all-time list in the high jump (outdoors) and No. 10 in the javelin…outstanding student who is a two-time All-ACC Academic selection and four-year member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll…is completing her degree in exercise physiology this spring.

 

2019

Indoor: Competed in the high jump at four indoor meets, including the ACC Championships…posted her indoor personal-best at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a clearance of 1.69m (5-6.5) to place 12th…was fourth at Orange & Purple Elite and seventh at Bob Pollock Invitational. Outdoor: saw action in six meets, competing in both the high jump and javelin on five occasions…turned in the finest two-event meet of her career at the Tom Jones Memorial, placing third in the javelin (43.72m/143-5) and following up with a personal-best high jump of 1.75m (5-8.75) to finish second…that mark not only qualified her for the NCAA East Preliminary meet for the first time, but earned her a share of No. 9 on FSU’s all-time list outdoors…came up just short of scoring in the high jump at her third consecutive ACC Outdoor Championships, placing 10th on a tie-breaker…finished 26th at the NCAA East meet after entering as the No. 40 seed in the field.

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 been on either the Dean’s List or President’s List (4.0 gpa) every semester…competed in two seasons 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.