Mackenzie Little is a NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder who gained junior international medal success in javelin when she won gold at the 2013 World Youth Championships. 

Hailing from Sydney, New South Wales, Mackenzie then progressed onto the senior stage and claimed notable records during her college career at Stanford University, USA.  Having just missed out on selection for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the javelin thrower turned her focus towards on Tokyo. 

Moving back to Sydney to study medicine, she joined the prolific Sydney University Athletics Club. Following a third-place finish at the 2021 Australian Athletics Championships and with impressive and consistent throws, she was selected for the Tokyo 2020 Games.