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Abby Knight
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Vancouver, Wash.
High School: Heritage HS
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WSU CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Cross Country - At Clash of the Inland Northwest was fifth finisher on team, 26th overall with 4,200m time of 15:15...fifth Cougar, 36th overall at Sundodger Invitational 6k (22:12)...fifth on team, 85th overall at NCAA Inter-Regional Jamboree 5k (18:22)...sixth Cougar, 28th overall at Inland Empire Classic 5k (18:07)...at Pac-12 Championships was 96th overall with 6k time of 26:19...took 194th overall at NCAA West Regional Championships 6k (22:40)…named to Pac-12 All-Academic cross country honorable mention team…Indoor - Ran PR mile time of 5:30.12i at Cougar Indoor (2/1/14, Pullman)…also ran indoor 3000m PR time of 10:51.28i at the Vandal Open (2/8/14, Moscow)…Outdoor - At Jim Click Shootout clocked 5000m PR time of 18:00.43 (4/12/14, Tucson)…ran 3000m PR time of 10:24.45 WSU-UW Dual meet (5/3/14, Pullman)…named to Pac-12 All-Academic track and field honorable mention team.

FRESHMAN (2012-13): Cross Country - Fifth Cougar, 26th overall at Clash of Inland NW 4k meet (15:49.6)...fifth on team, 52nd overall at WCC Preview 6k (23:04.52)...second Cougar, 19th overall at Anderson Invite 5k (18:52.98)...fifth on team, 139th overall at Notre Dame 5k (19:08)...fifth on team, 36th overall at Inland Empire Classic 5k (19:20)...at Pac-12 Championships finished seventh on team, 106th overall running 6k in 25:08...sixth on team, 171st overall at NCAA West Regional with 6k time of 22:51…Indoor - Top time in 3000m was 10:53.88i in a race at Cougar Indoor (1/26/13, Pullman)…Outdoor - Redshirt season…did not compete.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned eight varsity letters at Heritage High…four letters for cross country coach Jenny Teppo…four letters for track coach Russ Weaver…freshman school record for cross country 5k in time of 20:21…freshman year named most improved in cross county…three-time No. 1 varsity cross country runner on team…junior and senior years named cross country team captain…three-time All-Greater St. Helen’s League cross country selection…junior year set school record for fastest girls time at state 4A cross country championship (20:04)…senior year school record for fastest cross country 5k in time of 19:22…on the track, set sophomore school record for 3000m in track in a time of 11:21…senior year track captain…ran school records for 3000m (10:47.90) and 3200m (11:38.40)…four-time recipient of academic award for cross country and track.

PERSONAL. Born in May 1994 in Portland, Ore…parents Chuck and Brenda are educators…younger sister Carly…graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA and ranked fourth in class…voted Homecoming queen…majoring in mathematics at WSU.

KNIGHT’S WSU BESTS
Mile - 5:30.12i (2014)
3000m - 10:24.45 (2014)
5000m - 18:00.43 (2014)