Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Darien McKinley
Position: Hurdles
Other Position: Indoor: Junior - Outdoor: Senior
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Anthem, Ariz.
High School: Boulder Creek HS
McKinley Photos

2013: Indoors, McKinley competed at the Lumberjack Team Challenge where he ran 8.67 in the 60-meter hurdles, good for a spot in the final where he ran a personal-best time of 8.51 … He also competed at the Don Kirby Invitational and the Razorback Invitational … Outdoors, he ran the 200 meters and 110-meter hurdles at the Willie Williams Classic, clocking times of 24.01 and 15.82, respectively … His personal-best time of 15.29 in the 110-meter hurdles came at the Jim Click Shootout.

2012: Did not compete during the indoor season … Outdoors, McKinley took 13th place at the UA-ASU-NAU meet in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.66 … He competed in the 110-meter hurdles at the Jim Click Shootout, finishing in 10th place with a time of 15.88 … He clocked a personal-best time of 15.48 in the 110-meter hurdles at the Mesa Classic, good for 10th place.

2011: Redshirted the indoor season … During the outdoor season, McKinley competed primarily in the 110-meter hurdles.

HIGH SCHOOL: At Boulder Creek High School, McKinley was the team captain his senior year, and MVP his junior and senior years… He was an all-state hurdler his senior year … He was runner-up at the state championships in the 110-meter hurdles his senior year… School record holder for the 110-meter hurdles.

PERSONAL: He is the son of Rick and Shaunne McKinley … Has a brother, Ryan ... Majoring in pre-journalism.