Derek Knabe
Derek Knabe
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Oak Hills
Pronunciation:: Nabe


5K: 15:59.4 at Otterbein Duals (Westerville, Ohio), Sept. 1, 2017

8K: 26:38.0 at Great Lakes Regional (Holland, Mich.), Nov. 12, 2016

2017: Competed in four meets … won the Otterbein Duals on Sept. 1 with a 5K PR of 15:59.4, beating previous PR by more than a minute … finished first for Capital at the Jenna Strong Invitational (Oct. 13) and Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 11) with times of 28:26.2 and 26:43.9 … recorded fastest 8K of the season at Great lakes Regional.

2016: Appeared in all seven meets … posted a career-best 26:57.6 at the Oberlin Regional Rumble, finished 120th overall and second on the team … best finish was second overall and first on the team at the Columbus State / Capital Invite with a time of 27:31.

2015: Appeared in all seven meets … posted a career-best 29:21.67 at the All-Ohio Championships, finished 103rd … best finish was ninth at the Otterbein Invite (9/1) with a time of 17:56.0 (5,000 meters).

2014: Ran a team-best 17:40.6 at the Flyer 5k, good for 69th place ... clocked a time of  28:32.1 at the OWU Invite ... paced the Crusaders with a 28:23.93 finish time at the All-Ohio Championship.

Personal: Majoring in finance ... parents are Tom and Tracy Knabe ... attended Oak Hills High School where he won the Highlander award and was all-conference ... hobbies include snowboarding, hiking, and cliff jumping.