|Prev. School||Lamar HS|
2007-08: Track: Placed 14th at the RMAC Indoor Championships on Mar. 1 ... finished ninth in the 800-meter run at the Rob Upton Invitational on Mar. 29 ... placed ninth in the 800 meters at the Tom Benich Track Classic on Apr. 5 ... finished 10th in the 800 meters at the RMAC Outdoor Championships on May 6.
Pre UCCS Notes:
Awarded all-State track in 2005 and 2007 ... was top ten in academic class at Lamar High School ... achieved first place in the 4x100m at state and second place in the 4x400m in 2005 ... received third place in the 4x100m in 2007.
Major is undecided ... has two siblings Mackenzie and Whitney (Both played for the UCCS Basketball Women's Basketball team) ... parents are Steve and Linda Knobbe.
Stories featuring Kirstin Knobbe
|May 6, 2008||UCCS Has Many Positives in Final Day of RMAC Championships||With the RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) Outdoor Championships ending today, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs finished with a conference champion who also qualified for nationals, seven new school records, eight all-conference (All-RMAC) performers, and even an athlete that competed with one shoe.|
|April 26, 2008||UCCS Competes in Heptathlon and Decathlon for First Time||For the first time, UCCS competed in the women's heptathlon and men's decathlon on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 in Fort Collins. Josi Heer and Carl Lum both established school records in the events.|
|April 17, 2008||Payne Earns Qualifying Time for Nationals at Kansas Relays||Even with the rain, the cold, and the lightning, Shannon Payne earned a provisional qualifying time in the 10,000 meter run at the KU Relays. Payne's qualifying time was 36 minutes, 19.43 seconds, and the provisional qualifying time is 37:30.00.|
|April 5, 2008||Vazquez Takes Third, Nearly Qualifies for Nationals in 800||Alex Vazquez almost had a nationally qualifying time in the men's 800-meter run today at the UNC Tom Benich Invite in Greeley, CO.|
|March 29, 2008||Bartlett's Win in the 5,000 Highlights UCCS at Upton Meet||FORT COLLINS -- Branson Bartlett took first place in the men's 5,000-meter run as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track & field teams competed Saturday at the Rob Upton Invitational at the Hansen Field Event Area.|
|March 1, 2008||Seven School Records Fall as UCCS Finishes RMAC Championships||KEARNEY, Neb. -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs finished the final day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday with seven school records, five all-RMAC performances and several personal records.|
|February 29, 2008||Payne Earns National Qualifying Time During First Day of RMAC Meet||KEARNEY, Neb. -- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women scored 20 points during the first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday at the Health and Sports Center.|
|February 16, 2008||Heer's Busy Day, Payne's Win are Top Stories at Mines Meet||GOLDEN -- Josi Heer had a very busy Saturday.|
|February 1, 2008||Mountain Lions Make Strides at Air Force Invitational||COLORADO SPRINGS -- Kaitlyn Frier took second place in her heat of the women's mile run Friday at the Air Force Invitational at the Cadet Fieldhouse.|
|January 26, 2008||Freshman Runners Stepping Up at First Track Meet of the Season||Freshman Melissa McKinley took second place in the 600-meter run Saturday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team at the CSM Joe Davies Open in Golden.|
|January 14, 2008||2008 Season Preview||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team has produced several All-Americans over the past 10 years. During that same period, however, the UCCS women have never finished higher than fifth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship meet and the men have finished either last or next to last every season.|
|May 8, 2007||Payne Shines at RMAC Championships||ALAMOSA -- Shannon Payne of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs became the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champion in the 5,000-meter run with a victory in the event Tuesday at the RMAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Rex Stadium.|