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A two-time, first-team All-American on the track and a cross country veteran, he joins the Noles from Southern Utah for his final year of eligibility…has competed at three NCAA Cross Country Championships and earned All-Mountain Region honors in 2017…was sixth in the 1500 at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships and fifth in the mile at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships….expected to be among the leaders for the Noles this fall.


Enjoyed a remarkable career at Southern Utah, highlighted by impressive PBs of 3:58.54 (mile), 3:41.69 (1500) – a school record – as well as 7:54.85 (3000, indoor) and 13:50.08 (5000)…multi-time Big Sky conference champion on the track and all-conference selection…an accomplished racer, he has collected 22 victories on the track as a collegian…enjoyed his finest cross country season in 2017 was he was sixth at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, 21st at the NCAA Mountain Region and 82nd at the NCAA Championships…has full year of eligibility after redshirting the 2018 cross country and outdoor track seasons, and the 2016 indoor season…is the third SUU student-athlete to transfer to FSU, following former teammates Istvan Szogi and Ibrahim Ahmed…as a high school senior at Immanuel was the California state runner-up in cross country and on the track in the 1600…an exceptional student, he was a nine-time Big Sky All-Academic and three-time USTFCCCA All-Academic selection…earned his undergrad degree from SUU in exercise science…pursuing his master’s degree in sport management at FSU…he is the son of Mike and Kristi Knevelbaard…born Sept. 2, 1996.