WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2006-07): Indoor - Threw the shot put a PR and NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark of 15.27m/50-1 1/4i at Husker Invite (2/3/07, Lincoln)...eighth at MPSF Championships with toss of 14.55m/47-9i...Outdoor - Named Pac-10 Women's Field Athlete of the Week for April 23-29, after winning all three throws events at WSU-UW Dual meet (4/29/07, Seattle)...won hammer with meet record and NCAA RQ of 58.99m/193-6...season-best hammer of 59.37m/194-9 is second-best in WSU women's history, thrown at Cougar Invite (4/21/07, Pullman)...at Pac-10 Championships (5/13/07, Stanford), placed sixth in shot put (14.97m/49-1 1/2 - fourth-best in school history), seventh in discus (50.99m/167-3), and 11th in hammer (52.16m/174-5)...placed fifth in discus at NCAA West Regional with PR toss of 52.89m/173-6 (5/26/07, Eugene)...mark is fourth-best in school history...took eighth-place in the discus at the NCAA Championships (6/8/07, Sacramento) with a mark of 51.20m/168-0 after one throw in final series was vacated after a miss-measurement...All-America.y
SOPHOMORE (2005-06): Indoor - Reached a PR in shot put with toss of 13.97m/45-10i at the Vandal Indoor (2/17/06, Moscow)...finished 10th in shot at MPSF Championships...Outdoor - Reached discus PR of 50.62m/166-1 at WSU-UW Dual (4/29/06, Pullman)...at Pac-10 Championships placed fifth in discus and tossed hammer PR and NCAA RQ of 58.09m/190-7, second-best mark in Cougar history but ninth in competition (5/14/06, Eugene)...at the NCAA West Regionals placed 13th in hammer and 16th in discus.
SOPHOMORE (2004): Member of volleyball team...joined track team during late fall conditioning...REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2005): Indoor - Threw top shot put of 13.62m/44-8 1/4i at Vandal Indoor (2/18/05, Moscow)...finished 13th in the shot put (12.72m/41-8 3/4i) at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (2/26/05, Seattle)...Outdoor - Bettered shot at WSU-UW Dual meet to 14.16m/46-5 1/2 (4/30/05, Seattle)...reached NCAA Regional Qualifying with discus throw of 47.66m/156-4 at Brutus Hamilton Invite (4/9/05, Berkeley)...finished 11th in the discus, 12th in the hammer and 13th in shot put prelims at Pac-10 Championships...finished 13th in discus at NCAA West Regional.
FRESHMAN (2003): Spent year learning the Cougar volleyball system...subbed into 13 games in eight matches.
BURGESS' HIGH SCHOOL CAREER Earned 12 varsity letters at Kiona-Benton City High...four each in volleyball as a middle blocker, and four each in basketball as a post player, and track as a thrower...highly successful volleyball career with coach Sharon Brandon...team finished second at state freshman year and won championship senior year with 32-2 record...three-time Tri-City Herald All-Area Player of the Year and senior year CWAC PoY...in basketball, set state tourney rebounding record with 20 boards as freshman, named to all-league and all-state first team as junior...also named MVP of Media Classic game...track accolades included state finishes of third in shot put as freshman, second in shot and third in discus sophomore year, won shot put title with record throw of 42-5, third in the discus and sixth in the javelin as a junior...senior year repeated as state shot put champ and broke own record with throw of 42-7 1/4...also won state discus title (136-2) and finished sixth in javelin...named Tri-City Herald Female Athlete of the Year three consecutive years (2000-01 through 2003).
PERSONAL Born McKenzie Lesley Burgess, October 17, 1984, at Richland, Wash....mother Janette is an Agriculture Research Tech II for the WSU Extension Office in Prosser...father, Wesley, passed away in March 2003, from cancer...sister, Shannon Santoy, graduated from WSU in 1996...seeking a degree in general studies...married Scott Garberg Nov. 19, 2005.
GARBERG'S WSU BESTS
Shot Put - 15.27m / 50-1 1/4i (2007), 14.97m / 49-1 1/2 (2007) Discus - 52.89m / 173-6 (2007) Hammer - 59.37m / 194-9 (2007)
PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCES
2007 Discus 7th 50.99m / 167-3 Shot Put 6th 14.97m / 49-1 1/2 Hammer 11th 53.16m / 174-5
NCAA WEST REGIONAL PERFORMANCES
2007 Discus 5th 52.89m / 173-6
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2007 Discus 8th 51.20m / 168-0
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