Position
Jumps
Height
5'8
Class
Junior
Hometown
Denton, Texas
High School
Marcus HS

Career Record

2021 Outdoor (JUNIOR)
Competed solely in the triple jump … notched a 10th place showing at the SEC Championships with a distance of 42’ 1.50” (12.84m) … won gold at the Battle on the Bayou with a mark of 42’ 5.50” (12.94m) … secured bronze at the Texas Relays (42’ 4.25”/12.91m) … collected second place showings at both the Crimson Tide Invitational (42’ 2.75”/12.87m) and LSU Invitational (41’ 9.75”/12.74m).

2021 Indoor (SENIOR)
Competed solely in the triple jump … took 11th at the SEC Championships with a mark of 41’ 1.50” (12.53m) … registered best jump of career with a mark of 42’ 6” (12.95m) at the Tyson Invitational … won titles at the LSU Invitational (41’ 10”/12.75m) and Purple Tiger Invitational (41’ 4.50”/12.61m).

2020 INDOOR (JUNIOR)    
Claimed the silver medal in her season debut at the Tyson Invitational with a personal best leap of 42’ 4.25” (12.91 meters) in the triple jump event … winner of the triple jump at the LSU Twilight with a mark of 41’ 8.50” (12.71 meters) … finished in tenth place at the  SEC Indoor Championships in the triple jump with a leap of 41’ 1” (12.52 meters).

2019 OUTDOOR (SOPHOMORE)
Claimed gold in the triple jump at the Louisiana Classics with a mark of 41’ 6” … garnered silver in the triple jump with a wind-aided jump of 41’ 1.75” at the Battle on the Bayou … took fourth with a wind-aided triple jump of 41’ 5.25” at the Texas Relays … jumped out to a mark of 39’ 11.5” at the LSU Invitational to place fifth at the LSU Invitational … placed 14th at the SEC Championships in the triple jump … represented LSU at the NCAA East Preliminaries in the triple jump.

2019 INDOOR (SOPHOMORE)
Won the triple jump title at the Bayou Bengal with a leap of 40’ 2.75” … took silver at the LSU Twilight with a triple jump of 41’ 10.75” … placed fourth in the triple jump at the Tyson Invitational (41’ 4.25”) and Red Raider Invite (41’ 4.50”) … finished 12th at the SEC Championships in the triple jump.

2018 OUTDOOR (FRESHMAN)
Placed third at the Louisiana Classics with a triple jump of 11.87 meters (38-11.50) … registered a personal best triple jump mark of 12.06 meters (39-7.00) at the LSU Alumni Gold to place sixth … leaped out to a windy mark of 12.16 meters (39-10.75) in the triple jump at the SEC Championships … placed seventh in the triple jump at the Pac-12/Big Ten Invitational (11.50m/37-8.75) and LSU Invitational (11.83m/38-9.75) … competed in the long jump at the Battle on the Bayou and placed 14th with a mark of 3.66 meters (12-0.25).

2018 INDOOR (FRESHMAN)
Registered a personal best of 4.96 meters (16-3.25) in the long jump at the Tyson Invitational to place 22nd … took third in the triple jump at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a mark of 11.86 meters (38-11) … finished seventh in the triple jump at the Tyson Invitational (11.68m/38-4).

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation’s top triple jump prospects in the Class of 2017 … Crowned the Texas Class 6A State Champion for the first time as a senior in 2017 while jumping a wind-aided 42 feet, 1 1/2 inches (+2.3) at the University Interscholastic League State Track & Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin … Posted her winning mark at the 2017 state meet on her final attempt of the competition to move from third to first in the final standings … Jumped a personal best of 42-2 1/2 at the district meet in her senior season to rank No. 6 nationally among all high school classifications and No. 3 among triple jumpers in the Class of 2017 … Finished runner-up in the triple jump at the 2017 Texas Relays with a mark of 41-5 1/4 … Emerged as one of the nation’s top triple jumpers during her junior season in 2016 … Jumped a wind-legal seasonal best of 41-3 (-1.2) in a silver-medal-winning runner-up finish at the 2016 UIL Class 6A State Track & Field Championships … Jump of 41-3 was the No. 8-ranked mark nationally among all classes and the No. 5-ranked performance among high school juniors during the 2016 outdoor season … Competed at the Class 6A state meet after also winning Region 1-6A (40-2 ½) and District 6-6A (39-2 ¾) silver medals as a high school junior … Also the District 6-6A silver medalist in the long jump during the 2016 season while jumping 18-1 ¼ in the event … Placed sixth in the girls’ triple jump at the 2016 Texas Relays with a wind-legal mark of 39-7 (+0.3) … Cleared the 40-foot mark at the 2016 AAU Junior Olympic Games with a mark of 40-2 ¾ (+0.4) for fourth place in the event held in Humble, Texas … Also competed in the long jump at the AAU Junior Olympic Games to cap her junior season … Won nine event titles between the long jump and triple jump during her junior season at Marcus High School in 2016 … Even ran the 400-meter dash during the high school season, posting a seasonal-best time of 57.24 seconds in a fourth-place finish at the District 6-6A Championships … Also plays basketball for her high school team at Marcus High School.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kyndal Mikayla McKnight … Born on Nov. 26, 1998 … Parents are George and Keisha McKnight … Has two younger brothers, Kole and Kade … Father played college football at Oklahoma … An honor student at Marcus High School with a 4.5 weighted grade-point average during her prep career … Plans to major in civil engineering at LSU.

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