Georgetown inks McKnightPublished 1:12am Friday, June 7, 2013
WESTWOOD, Ky. — Fairview track standout Paige McKnight had a quite a whirlwind couple of days.
On Thursday, May 17, McKnight signed a letter-of-intent to run track at Georgetown College and two days later she added a state championship.
The Lady Eagles’ senior chose Georgetown over several schools including Xavier and Eastern Kentucky. McKnight plans to be a middle school teacher and she said Georgetown’s academic program was the deciding factor.
McKnight won her first career state track title by claiming the 100-meter hurdles with a 15.41 time. She also placed third in the 300 hurdles (47.67), was eighth in the 100-meter dash (13.08) and ran a leg on the 4×400-meter relay team that finished fourth (4:15.50).
McKnight’s best time in the 100-meter hurdles is 15.04 seconds.
Fairview was fifth as a team in the Class A state meet with 36 points. McKnight scored 18.25 of the points herself.
Paige is the daughter of Fairview assistant football coach Kyle McKnight. Former Coal Grove mayor Tom McKnight is her grandfather and former Coal Grove High School secretary and current Lawrence County Board of Education secretary Linda McKnight is her grandmother.
Her mother is Sherry Griffith. Jack and Georgia Johnson of Westmoreland, W.Va., are maternal grandparents.