AS A JUNIOR: Remained Notre Dame[apos]s main competitor in the javelin in 2009 … saw first action at the Arizona State Invitational, the first outdoor meet of the season, placing eighth with a throw of 42.68m … placed first in javelin at the Dave Rankin Track and Field Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., recording a throw of 40.96m … followed her performance at Purdue with another first place finish at the Hillsdale Relays, this time recording a 44.92m throw … a throw of 43.49m placed her sixth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … placed second at the Georgia Tech Invitational, recording throw of 45.33m … placed sixth in javelin at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Louisville, Ky., with a career-best throw of 46.52m falling just short of qualifying for the NCAA Championships.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Concentrated on the javelin during the outdoor season … finished 10th with a throw of 39.72 meters at the Arizona State Invitational … followed that with a second-place performance at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, registering a 42.42-meter toss … finished third with a throw of 40.76 meters at the Ole Miss Invitational … had a personal-best throw of 42.51 meters at the Eastern Michigan Invitational, taking home top honors … finished third at the Hillsdale Relays with a throw of 39.84 meters … ended the BIG EAST Championships in 11th after a throw of 39.93 meters … closed out her season by topping her personal best with a throw of 42.75 meters, the eighth-best in school history, finishing sixth at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
AS A FRESHMAN: Was the lone Irish competitor in the javelin during the 2007 season … her best throw of the campaign came at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, where her heave of 41.37m (135-8) won her the meet … took eighth at the BIG EAST outdoor meet, throwing the javelin 40.24m (132-0) … scored points and thus contributed to the Irish women[apos]s team title.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Three-sport letterwinner (track & field, soccer and basketball) at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Wash. … won 2006 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Class 3A javelin title (42.16m, 138-4) by more than 16 feet (4.87m) over nearest competitor … three-time Metro 3A Conference champion in javelin … owns nine school records in the event … top distance of 42.68m (140-0) came during her senior year … born Oct. 10, 1987 in Seattle, Wash. … daughter of Penny and John Knutzen … younger of two children … enrolled in the College of Science as a science-business major.
KNUTZEN[apos]S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
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