Mary Knisely

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Mary Knisely (born Schilly on May 29, 1959) is a retired female middle distance runner from the United States. She set her personal best (8:42.84) in the women's 3000 metres on 13 July 1987 at a meet in Nice. Knisely is a two-time US national champion in the 3000 metres (1986 and 1987). She competed as a student at Concord High School.

In 2008, the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame inducted Knisely.


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
Representing the  United States
1987 Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 1st 3,000 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 10th 3,000 m
World Cross Country Championships Warsaw, Poland 14th Long Race Individual
1st Long Race Team