Women's Track and Field Roster

Karley DeKnikker

Year Sr.
Event Hurdles
Hometown Lake Preston, S.D.
High School Lake Preston

Year at Gustavus: Senior
What events are you in? Are you in both cross country and track and field?: I compete in 200,400 and 400Hurdles.
Where did you go to high school?: Lake Preston High School
Where is your hometown?: Lake Preston, SD
Tell me about your experiences so far at Gustavus: Throughout my time at Gustavus, I have been a part of many different organizations including Gustavus Ambassadors, Track and Field, Gustavus Women in Leadership, SAAC and the Gustavus Mentoring Program. I was also able to study abroad and that was a life changing experience. All of these involvements have shaped the way I see the world and have shown me the ways in which to live a purposeful and meaningful life.
What volunteering or community service have you done in and/or out of college?: Being a part of Gustavus Youth Outreach has allowed me to give back to other communities and serve others well.
What other extracurricular activities, clubs, or organizations are you a part of?: I am in SAAC, GWiL, Gustavus Mentoring Program, and Gustavus Ambassadors.
How have these activities changed your time at Gustavus?: These activities have made an impact on my life because I have made new connections, gained different perspectives and allowed me to learn many new skills that will carry me onto my future career.
Why did you choose Gustavus?: I chose Gustavus because of the small community feel it gave me when I toured the college.
In your opinion what makes the Gustavus cross country/track and field programs different from other colleges?: Gustavus Track is different from any other college because of all the overwhelming support and assistance you receive from your coaches and teammates. It allows you the flexibility you need when other events occur.