Keely Knobbe
Keely  Knobbe

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Wadsworth, Ill.

High School:
Warren Township

Event:
Throws

Experience:
JR/JR

Personal Bests (as of June 2017):

Indoor-
Shot Put: 12.23 meters
Weight Throw: 15.73 meters

Outdoor-
Shot Put
: 11.81 meters
Discus
: 43.53 meters
Hammer: 52.12 meters

2016-17
All-BIG EAST (Indoor- weight throw & Outdoor-hammer)
Indoor (So.): During the shot put at UW-Parkside, Knobbe threw a distance of 12.23 meters (40-1.5 feet) to claim bronze and set a new PR ... Set a new personal best during the BIG EAST Championship for weight throw by marking a distance of 15.73 meters (51-7.25 feet), and giving her the title of third place ... Brought home silver in weight throw for a 15.17 meter (49-9.25 feet) toss at the UWM John Tierney Classic ... At The UW-Parkside Fall Finale, Knobbe made the podium at third place in weight throw for her 14.92 meter (48-11.5 feet) effort.
Outdoor (So.):
Knobbe cleaned up at the Marquette Duals by claiming first in the hammer throw (50.62 meters/ 166-1 feet) and getting second in the discus (43.15 meters/ 141-7 feet) ... At the BIG EAST Championships, Knobbe made the podium at third place in the hammer throw by a distance of 49.14 meters (161-3 feet).

2015-16

BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.): Competed in the weight throw and shot put at six meets ... Cracked the top 10 on five occasions ... Placed as high as ninth three times, Jack Jennett Invitational (weight throw-13.88 meters), BIG EAST Championship (shot put- 11.21 meters and weight throw 14.66 meters).
Outdoor (Fr.): Claimed third place at the BIG EAST Championships in hammer throw for reaching a distance of 44.82 meters (147-0 feet) ... Placed fourth at the BIG EAST Championship when she reached 39.98 meters (131-2 feet) in the discus.


Prior to Marquette:
Knobbe was a four-year letterwinner in track and field with one letter earned in basketball at Warren Township High School in Gurnee, Illinois … Served as captain for three seasons and won team MVP honors each season … Four-time conference champion in the discus and twice in the shot put … Made three trips to the state championship meet for the discus, placing 11th as a sophomore, 12th as a junior and fifth as a senior … Was a 2015 Conference Sportsmanship award winner … Set the school record in the discus with a distance of 136 feet, 11.5 inches  Helped teams to at least a share of the conference championship four times.

Personal: Knobbe was born in Lake Forest, Illinois and is one of two children to Donald and Rosemary Knobbe … Has one brother, Westley … Plans to major in clinical laboratory science and forensic science.

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