|Hometown:||South Burlington, Vt.|
|High School:||Rice Memorial|
Experienced runner who brings great balance to the team in terms of academics and running … Well respected by the team and really sets the tone, per the staff … Third-team CoSIDA Academic All-America® and first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District® honoree for the 2016-17 cross country and track & field competition year … Two-time member of the NCAC Academic Honor Roll.
2017 Outdoor: Runner-up in the 3000-meter steeplechase (11:09.03) at the Bob Kahn Invitational (April 8) … Clocked in a season-best 10:57.26 in steeplechase at Kenyon Spring Invitational (April 22) … Went 4:38.12 in the 1500 meters and 17:12.67 in the 5,000 meters at the Wooster Invitational (April 1).
2017 Indoor: Posted two top-seven finishes in the 3000 meters, running a season-best 10:02.84 at the Fighting Scots Invitational (Jan. 28) … Finished fifth in 5K at the Kenyon Classic, running a career-best 16:58.89.
2016 Cross Country: Top-seven team finisher in six meets … Clipped a fourth-place team finish at NCAC Championships (28:08.8) while placing 39th overall … Competed in Great Lakes Regionals as part of the seven-runner squad, navigating the 8,000-meter course in 27:53.3.
2016 Outdoor: Primarily competed in the steeplechase … Logged a season-best 10:54.89 in the steeplechase at the Kenyon Spring Invitational (April 23) … Turned in a 11:06.92 in the steeplechase at the NCAC Championships (May 6).
2016 Indoor: Did not compete.
2015 Cross Country: Competed for Kenyon … Earned a spot on the Lords’ Great Lakes Regional and NCAC squads.
2015 Outdoor: Impressed at the Kenyon Spring Invitational with a career-best 10:46.76 in the steeplechase (April 18) … Logged a 10:49.48 in that event the NCAC Championships (May 1).
2015 Indoor: Made four starts in the 3K, including an indoor best 9:48.86 at the Bob Shannon Invitational (Feb. 7).
2014 Cross Country: Earned a letter as a freshman … Part of Wooster’s contingent at the NCAC Championships, and logged a 27:42.0 on the 8K course to place 65th … Made six starts on the year, including a 28:26.3 8K time at the #JennaStrong Invitational (Oct. 17).
Prior to Wooster: Earned all-state honors in cross country as a senior for Mark McKenna … Member of the state champion first-place indoor 4x800 relay as a senior.
Personal: Born Jan. 24, 1996 … Son of Geoff Knisely and Jan Carney … Majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology and sociology.