Ali McKnight (1991-95/Track & Field)





A graduate of McQueen High School in Reno, Ali McKnight earned All-America honors in the heptathlon at the 1995 NCAA Championships. Her second-place finish in the event marked the highest a female Wolf Pack track and field competitor had ever placed in the national competition. She competed in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Trials in the heptathlon. A two-rime Big West Conference Athlete of the Year in 1994 and 1995, McKnight captured back-to-back conference titles in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 100 meter hurdles. In 1995, she led Nevada to a runner-up finish to Utah State at the conference meet, which was the highest the Wolf Pack had finished in the Big West Championships. McKnight went on to post the second-fastest 200-meter time in the history of the heptathlon and later earned a spot on the 2000 U.S. Women’s World Cup Bobsled team.

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Emily Capaul

Rifle

Freshman Emily Capaul was selected for the NCAA Rifle Championships next week at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Capaul is one of two at-large individuals selected to compete in air rifle and will compete March 14. The Sutter, Calif. native posted a season-best score of 594 at the NCAA qualifier at UTEP. She also had scores of 593 versus Air Force and 589 versus Jacksonville State during the season.

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