Alton McKenzie
Alton  McKenzie

Associate Head Coach


Georgetown Track & Field Announces Incoming Class for the 2017-18 Season

The men’s team boasts eight newcomers while the women’s team welcomes nine to the Hilltop


Knight Runs PR to Win 200-Meter Dash at Gotham Cup

Knight's first 200-meter dash of the season is a new personal record for the junior


Julie Culley Named Interim Director of Track & Field / Cross Country; Alton McKenzie Named Associate Head Coach

Culley named director after a successful two-year stint as an assistant with the Hoya program

Alton McKenzie was named an associate head coach for the Georgetown University track & field / cross country program in September 2016. He returns to the Hilltop and his alma mater following a six-year stint as the head coach of the University of District of Columbia women's cross country / track & field program. He also served as the head men's cross country coach at UDC from 2011-13.

Over his six-year stint, McKenzie managed the overall operation of the track & field program and turned the Firebirds into a force in the NCAA Division II east region and a powerhouse in the East Coast Conference (ECC).

During his time with UDC, McKenzie was twice named the ECC Indoor Coach of the Year (2013, 2014) and coached his athletes to nine NCAA Division II All-America honors.

It did not take long for McKenzie's teams to achieve national success as he guided Shauna-Kay Creary to become the first Firebird All-American in the triple jump (2013) in program history. Creary's All-America honor ended a four-year drought for UDC that dated back to 2009. McKenzie's teams earned four NCAA All-America honors apiece in 2013 and 2014.

His teams captured two ECC championships (2013 indoor, 2014 indoor) and McKenzie developed five ECC Athletes of the Year, including the first ECC men's cross country individual champion in program history in Hillary Mugun (2012).

McKenzie totaled 173 total All-ECC honors with 122 nods to the first team and 51 on the second team over his final four years.

Off the track, Kaydian Jones was named a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American in 2014. Additionally, eight athletes were named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team and two of his teams were awarded the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Award.

McKenzie was an All-American on the Hilltop as the leadoff leg of the fourth-place 4x800-meter relay squad at the 1993 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. He ran the second leg on the indoor 4x800-meter IC4A championship squad in 1991 and still holds a top-10 time as part of the indoor 4x800-meter squad that ran 7:22.35, where he ran leadoff.

He served as a team captain his senior year and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1993. He received his USATF Level I certification in 2012.

McKenzie and his wife, Charlene, reside in Silver Spring, Md., with their son, Micah, and daughter, Gabriella.

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September 8
All Day
Spiked Shoe Invitational
State College, Pa.
September 29
All Day
Paul Short Run
Bethlehem, Pa.
October 14
All Day
Pre-National Meet
Louisville, Ky.
October 28
All Day
BIG EAST Championships
Kenosha, Wis.
November 10
All Day
NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championships
Bethlehem, Pa.