Ailena McDonald

PositionJumps/Sprints
Height5-4
HometownDenver, Colo.
Prev. SchoolBishop Machebeuf HS

Notes:

2010-11: Track: Placed ninth in the heptathlon with a score of 3,114 points at the outdoor RMAC Track and Field Championship … placed 26th in the 60 meter with a time of 8.43 at the indoor RMAC Track and Field Championship … placed 28th in the 200 meter with a time of 28.40 at the indoor RMAC Track and Field Championship … placed 21st in the long jump with a mark of 4.76 meters at the indoor RMAC Track and Field Championship … placed 20th in the triple jump with a mark of 9.98 meters at the indoor RMAC Track and Field Championship … indoor season bests/60 meter-8.26, 200 meter-27.91, long jump-5.00 meters, triple jump-9.90 meters … outdoor bests/100 meter hurdles-18.12, high jump-1.25 meters, shot put-7.36 meters, 200 meter-27.28, long jump-4.84 meters, javelin-22.08 meter, 800 meters-2:48.66, heptathlon-3,114 points

2009-10: Track: 20th at RMAC Championship in 100 meter with time of 13.50 ... member of 8th place 400 meter relay at RMAC Championship ... placed 14th at RMAC Championship in triple jump with mark of 9.79 meters ... placed 14th in long jump at RMAC indoor championship with mark of 4.77 meters ... placed 13th in triple jump at RMAC indoor championship with mark of 10.12 meters ... Indoor best/long jump-4.87 meters, 60 meter-8.34, triple jump-10.12 meters, 200 meter-28.56, 300 meter-47.19 ... Outdoor best/100 meter-13.15, triple jump-10.35 meters, long jump-4.93 meters

2008-09: Finished ninth in the long jump with a leap of 5.13 meters and lept 10.19 meters competing in the triple jump at the RMAC Outdoor Championships, May 3 ... had leaps of 4.55m in the long jump and 10.11m in the triple jump at the RMAC Championship, Feb. 27 ... placed second in the long jump (4.59m), third in the triple jump (9.44m), and ran the 100-meter dash in a time of 13.65 at the Potts Outdoor Invitational, March 21 ... finished ninth in the triple jump (9.86m), had a leap of 4.53m in the long jump, and ran the 200-meter dash in a time of 28.79 at the Jack Christiansen Invitational, April 24 ... Finished sixth in the 200 (28.21) at the Mountaineer Open, April 18 ... had a distance of 9.83m in the triple jump and lept 4.56m competing in the long jump at the University of Colorado Invitational, April 11 ... finished fifth in the triple jump (10.34m) and eighth in the long jump (4.7m) at the Spank Blasing Invitational, April 2 ... finished eighth in the triple jump (9.88m) at the CSM Twilight Open, Feb. 20 ... placed third in the long jump (4.87m) and ran the 60-meter dash (8.46) at the Joe Davies' Open, Jan. 30 ... finished seventh in the 60 (8.41) and ninth in the 200 (29.74) at the Potts Indoor Invite, Jan. 23 ... ran the 60 in a time of 8.36 at the CSM Alumni Extravaganza, Dec. 5

Pre UCCS Notes:

Before UCCS: All-State honorable mention 2007 ... Academic All-State honorable mention 2004-2008 ... 4x100m relay team finished sixth at 3A track meet

Personal Notes:

Personal: Majoring in Sports Management ... has an older brother, Matthew ... parents are Hjardist Hodge-McDonald and Jeffrey McDonald

Stories featuring Ailena McDonald

February 26, 2012Mountain Lions Wrap Up Indoor Track Season with Solid Competition at the RMAC ChampionshipsThe UCCS Mountain Lions performed admirably this last weekend at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships setting four NCAA qualifying marks, producing 10 All-RMAC honors, three school records and one RMAC Champion. In the team scores UCCS finished 6th on both the men’s and women’s sides equaling the 6th place finishes by both programs at last year’s championships.
February 13, 2012Three Days, Four States, Two Meets, and another National QualifierMatt Cameron followed up his impressive performance in New Mexico last weekend with another national qualifying mark at the Grand Valley State Big Meet in Allendale, Michigan on Friday. Cameron, who currently sits fifth in the country in the 800 meter run, bettered the provisional standard in the mile by running 4:12.89 amongst stiff competition in Michigan. The performance moves Cameron to #2 all-time for UCCS behind only Moses Tum, a former national champion for the Mountain Lions.
February 25, 2011Graham Sets Conference Record on First Day of RMAC Indoor ChampionshipsKEARNEY, Neb. – University of Colorado at Colorado Springs pole vaulter Lauren Graham set a new Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships record as the Mountain Lions competed in the first day of the RMAC Championships Friday at the Health & Sports Center.
February 19, 2011Overocker's Provisional Mark in Triple Jump the Highlight at Mines MeetGOLDEN, Colo. - Chelsea Overocker earned a provisional qualifying mark for nationals in the triple jump as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track & field team competed at the Colorado Mines Twilight Meet Friday evening at Stienhauer Field House.
January 15, 2011Graham Earns Trip to Nationals, Five UCCS Records Fall at Air Force MeetCOLORADO SPRINGS – It took only two meets for Lauren Graham to punch her ticket to the 2011 indoor nationals and for the Mountain Lions to set five new school records.
December 10, 2010Youth has been served on the UCCS track teamThe performer of the night is junior college transfer Colby Elliott. He competed in five events, broke two individual school records and was a member of tonight’s school record 4x400 meter relay team. Elliott’s night went as follows; fourth in the 60 meter hurdles with a school record 8.67 time, winner in the 300 meter with a school record time of 35.61, 12th in the high jump with a mark of 1.74 meters and 12th in the long jump with a mark of 6.17 meters. This guy is going to be something really special for UCCS track and field.
December 7, 20102011 UCCS Track and Field Preview2011 Track and Field competition for the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs begins this Friday, Dec. 10, at the Steinhouser field house in Golden with the CSM Alumni Extravaganza hosted by Colorado Mines, starting a 1pm. Seven All-Conference Mountain Lions and an NCAA All-American will be returning to the track.
May 11, 2010Graham Wins Pole Vault, Freshman of the Year at RMAC Track ChampionshipsPUEBLO - Lauren Graham of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs not only won the women's pole vault competition at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships Tuesday, she also set a new RMAC meet record in the process.
April 30, 2010Mines wins dual on depthUCCS and Colorado Mines went head to head in a low-key dual track meet with a few participants coming from Metro State. The purpose this meet was for the teams to get healthier and keep competitive sharpness for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship on May 9-11 in Pueblo.
April 10, 2010Boulder-Sized Tune UpIt was a tune up Saturday in Boulder for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team. Over the next week, UCCS athletes will compete across three different competitions. The competition level will be much higher next week so Saturday many athletes stepped into events they have never done or rarely compete in.
February 19, 2010Golden Tune UpThe University of Colorado-Colorado Springs went to Golden, Colorado for a final tune up meet before the conference indoor championship. Generally, the field was not very strong. Yet, there were a couple exceptional marks.
February 13, 2010Soaring at Air ForceThe men's relays stole the show for UCCS track and field in the Cadet Fieldhouse at the Air Force Academy. Both the men's distance medley and 4x400 relay won their respective heats. Those relays were apart of a very productive event."I was very pleased with how the team competed", said coach Mark Misch "it was a great meet and we had solid races."
May 5, 2009UCCS Men Set New Mark with 54 Points at RMAC Championships, Women Collect 27Dami Oladiran continued his remarkable rapid rise in sprinter circles by taking fourth place in the 100-meter dash finals Tuesday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
May 4, 2009Freshman Duo Takes Second and Sixth in Decathlon at RMAC Track ChampionshipsALAMOSA - Entering the homestretch of the final event of the men's decathlon - the 1,500-meter run - a hint of a smile crossed Brian Hopkins' face.
April 26, 2009UCCS 4X100 Team Sets New School Record with a Little Help from FriendsFORT COLLINS - Sometimes we have to get by with a little help from our friends.
April 19, 2009Mountain Lions Compete in GunnisonThe Mountain Lions began their gearing-up process for the Conference Championships as they headed up to rare air to compete at the Mountaineer Open in Gunnison.
April 11, 2009Mountain Lions Face All Divisions at University of Colorado InvitationalBOULDER - Deep fields and tough competition from every division made for good performances all around as the Mountain Lions returned to Boulder for the second time in the outdoor season for the University of Colorado Invitational.
April 3, 2009Mountain Lions Beat the Snow, Compete at Spank Blasing Meet in PuebloPUEBLO - The CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves broke in their new track while hosting their debut invitational at Friday's Spank Blasing Invitational. As seems typical of early outdoor track season, 25 mile per hour winds prevailed, making an already somewhat difficult day more difficult for the Mountain Lions.
March 21, 2009Mountain Lions Open Outdoor TrackSeason at Potts Invitational in BoulderBOULDER - The sprints and field events crews opened up their outdoor track season at CU-Boulder's Pott's Invitational. With the indoor season officially ending one week ago, Saturday offered unseasonably fair weather and a good day for the sprinters, throwers, and jumpers establish their standards to work off of for the outdoor season.
February 27, 2009UCCS Men, Women in Sixth After First Day of RMAC Indoor ChampionshipsHigh jumper Steve Gomez started things off right for the Mountain Lions on the first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track championships.
February 20, 2009Gomez Punches Ticket to Nationals at CSM Twilight InvitationalGOLDEN, CO - The Mines Twilight Invitational would have been more appropriately named the Mines Midnight Invitational.
February 14, 2009Despite Blackout, Mountain Lions Get Power Surge at Air Force InviteU.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - It was lights-out for the Mountain Lions' competition at Saturday's Air Force Invitational"literally and figuratively. On the second day of the two-day competition, the power in the Cadet Fieldhouse went out just after eleven a.m., delaying an already slow track meet by three hours. The Mountain Lions however, were completely undeterred by the turn of events, continuing to compete in the same style that they are accustomed to.
January 31, 2009UCCS Continues its Tuneup for RMAC Championships at Joe Davies InviteGOLDEN, Colo. - Friday's Joe Davies Invitational proved to be the opportune time for the Mountain Lions to edit their record books and show that, come the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships in less than one month, they too will be a factor.
January 24, 2009Freshmen Steal the Show as UCCSCompetes at CU-Potts InvitationalThe younger members of the UCCS track team were the ones to steal the show at the CU-hosted Pott's Invitational.
December 5, 2008Payne Earns National Qualifying Time, 14 School Records SetGOLDEN, Colo. - Shannon Payne began the indoor track season the same way she finished the cross country season - by punching her ticket to nationals.
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