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AS A JUNIOR: Remained Notre Dame'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'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'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

Javelin (Hillsdale Relays) 44.93m

Elise Knutzen
Elise  Knutzen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

High School:
Nathan Hale

Height:
5-8

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
10/10/1987

Event Calendar

Delta

December 2
4:30 PM
Blue & Gold Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Blue & Gold Invitational Meet Information
Blue & Gold Invitational Schedule
January 14
11:00 AM
Illini Classic
Champaign, Ill. (University of Illinois-Armory)
January 21
11:00 AM
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Notre Dame Invitational Meet Information
Notre Dame Invitational Schedule
January 28
10:00 AM
Big Ten/Power 5 Clash
Iowa City, Iowa (University of Iowa-Recreation Bldg.)
February 3
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Meyo Invitational Meet Information
Meyo Invitational Schedule
February 4
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 10
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 10
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 10
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 11
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 18
10:00 AM
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 23
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 24
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 25
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
March 10
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 11
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 18
11:00 AM
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
March 24
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 25
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 30
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
April 7
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 8
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 15
12:00 PM
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Louisville, Ky. (University of Louisville-Cardinal Park)
April 21
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
April 22
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
April 22
11:00 AM
Michael Johnson Invitational
Waco, Texas (Baylor University-Clyde Hart T&F Stadium)
April 27
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 28
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 28
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 29
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 29
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
May 6
3:00 PM
Billy Hayes Invitational
Bloomington, Ind. (Indiana University-Haugh Track Complex)
May 12
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 13
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 14
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 25
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 26
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 27
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
June 7
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 8
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 9
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 10
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)

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