Kaya Knake
Kaya Knake
Height: 5-8
Year: Junior
Hometown: Canton, Mich.
High School: Salem
Position: Distance

2018 Indoor: Ran in the 800m and 1,000m runs during her second season with the Retrievers… Had a season best in the 1,000m at the Penn State Tune-Up with a time of 3:00.41 before turning in a career best at the America East Championships in the 800m run (2:10.97).


2018 Outdoor:
Helped the Retrievers in mid-distance events during the outdoor season… Finished the 800m run at the NCAA Prelims, setting a school record with a time of 2:04.96… Also ran the 1,500m during the season, setting a season best time of 4:45.69 at the Sam Howell Invite…. Earned a trip to the NCAA Prelims for her efforts in the 800m run.

2016-17 Indoor: Ran in distance events, mostly the 800m… Set team best times in the 600m and 800m with 1:36.67 (Bucknell Tri Meet) and 2:16.24 (Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup), respectively… Posted her best 500m time with a 1:15.86 at the IC4A/ECAC Indoor Championships.

2017 Outdoor: Ran in the 800m dash… Set the team best mark in the 800m with a 2:14.48 at the Bison Outdoor Classic.

Background: Earned Michigan State High School Association Division I All-State honors in 800 meters in 2015… Set the Salem school record with her teammates in the 4 x 400 meter relay (4:01.49)… Named to 2015 Observerland All-Area First team in the 800m… Also captured 2015 Kensington Conference championship in 800m and 4 x 400 relay…  Played club soccer in Germany for two years… Considering a major in computer science…  A member of the National Honor Society… Lists favorite food as raspberries… Has a younger brother, Bode… Daughter of Connie and Jason Knake.