2010-2011:Notched an indoor season-best time of 9:09.27 the 3,000-meter run at the Milwaukee Tune-up (Feb. 18) ... Competed in the 800-, 1,500- and 5,000-meter runs during the outdoor campaign ...BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
2009-10: During his first indoor season at MU, competed in the mile in addition to the 1,000- and 3,000-meter runs...Fell just over a second shy of a BIG EAST mark in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:31.42 at the Meyo Invitational on Feb. 6... Recorded a top indoor mile time of 4:23.99 at the Indiana Relays on Jan. 29...During the outdoor season, recorded PRs in the 800 and 1,500...Ran a top time and PR of 1:56.10 in the 800 at the Marquette Twilight on April 24 and a PR in the 1,500 of 4:00.45 on March 27 at the SIU Spring Classic...Also competed in 4x400 relay at the SIU Spring Classic and finished third in 3:25.65 along with Michael O'Brien, Randey Fisher and Blake Johnson.
2008-09: Did not compete in the indoor season...Placed second overall in the 800m at the Warrior Relays...Ran an outdoor season best time of 2:02.71 in the 800m at the Marquette Twilight meet, finishing fourth overall.
High School: McKnight was a four-time letterwinner in both track and cross country at St. Francis High School...Named captain of cross country and track his senior year...Garnered the 2006 cross country Most Improved Award and the 2007-08 Cross Country and Track MVP honors...As a senior, led the Spartans to the Class 2A Regional Championship...Earned a regional championship and finished 12th in the state...His 15:15 three-mile cross country time is the fourth fastest in Spartan history...Recorded the second fastest time in his high school's history with 1:55.83 in the 800m, and third fastest times in Spartan history in the 3200m and 1600m with 9:40.0 and 4:24.6, respectively.
Personal: McKnight was born on May 9, 1990 in Sugarland, Texas to Jodie and Patrick McKnight...Has an older sister, Caitlin...Plans to major in business.