High School: Accomplished senior year as primarily an 800m specialist ... Ohio state champion in the 800m run as a senior ... Also won regional, district and conference title in the event in his final season ... A member of the state runner-up 4x800m relay team that also won a regional, district and conference championship ... Ran on 4x400m relay conference championship team as a senior ... Conference runner-up in the high jump in 2008 ... Track team finished eighth in the state his final season ... Track team also won four conference championships and four district championships during high school career ... Cross Country team won district championship his senior year ... Holds 4x800m relay regional, conference and school records ... Claims 800m conference and school records ... Coached by Denny Hammond ... Also played football freshman year before running cross country his last three years ... Member of ski club and R-kom.
Personal: Full Name is Michael David Knisley ... Born Dec. 19, 1989 in Portsmouth, Ohio ... Parents are Marcus Bost and Amy Bost; Marla Phipps and Chris Phipps ... Has one sister, Mary Elizabeth (5) and two brothers Spencer (10) and Fletcher (8).
Personal Bests: 800m Run - 1:51.54; 400m Dash - 49.2; High Jump - 6-5.00.