Emily Mackay

Birthday: 04/30/98 Mile PR: 4:23.79 - 2023
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:55.90 - 2024
High School: Union-Endicott High School '16
Hometown: Endicott, NY
College: Oregon State / Binghamton University '21
Current Residence: Boston, MA

Team: Team New Balance Boston

Emily Mackay finished 1500m runner-up at the 2024 USA Indoor Championships (4:08.70), earning her first Team USA berth for the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, where she won the 1500m bronze medal in 4:02.69. In late June, at the Olympic Trials, Mackay finished USA 1500m runner-up in 3:55.90 (#3 U.S. all-time), 3-plus second PR, and earning an Olympic berth to Paris.

The rising star had a breakthru year in 2023. In February, she became the 100th American woman to go sub-4:30 in the Mile, clocking 4:26.09 indoors at Boston University's ultra fast track, and finished third at the USA Indoor 3000m Championships. In June, she won two 1500m races, LA Grand Prix and Elliott Denman New Jersey Invitational, setting PRs 4:07.03 and 4:01.52, and in July, recorded her first sub-4 (3:59.99) for the 1500 win in Marseille, France, the 14th U.S. woman under 4 minutes for the metric Mile.

In August 2023, Mackay won the Falmouth Elite Mile, breaking the beam in 4:23.79, an event record, personal record & Massachusetts women's outdoor soil record, and to close her season, Emily won the 1500m bronze medal at the Pan Am Games in Santiago, Chile.

At Binghamton University, she was a 5-time NCAA All-American (cross country, twice in indoor and outdoor track).

In high school, Mackay placed second in the 1500m at the 2015 New York State Outdoor Track Championships.


Greatest U.S. women’s 1500 EVER!

June 30, 2024

The top six athletes bettered the old Trials record!

At the Olympic Trials in Eugene, the U.S. women produced an historic 1500 meters. Elle St. Pierre, who earlier won the 5000m, took the pace out from the gun, hitting the first 400 in 61 seconds. In the final thrilling home stretch, Nikki...

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Hailu wins World Indoor 1500m

March 03, 2024

Americans Hiltz, Mackay claim silver, bronze medals in final event

By Jon Mulkeen for World Athletics

Ethiopia waited until the closing stages of the World Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 24 to win their first gold medal of the weekend. But then, like waiting for a bus, two came along...

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Mackay’s Professional Career Taking Off

June 21, 2023

Former BU All-American reels of string of victories during current outdoor season; also 100th American woman sub-4:30 in the Mile

By David O'Brian, Binghamton University Athletics

VESTAL, N.Y. – To say that Emily Mackay's professional track & field career is off to a great start would be an...

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