Kristina Knott bounces back in 100m as SEA Games draws near

Kristina Knott bounces back in 100m as SEA Games draws near

April 29, 2023

After nothing short of a horrific 24.64 season opener in Tokyo on April 21 at the Tokyo Grand Prix where she could only manage 5th behind Riley Day of Australia at 23.65 (well off Knott’s 23.01 National Record).

Kristina Knott bounced back somewhat at Hiroshima on April 28. Knott won her heat in 11.75 improving on her season opener of 11.85 where she won the Philippine Nationals in March. She then polished off with an 11.63 in the Finals finishing 3rd, Riley Day again won the race in 11.52.

Knott’s performance although far from her 11.27 National Record set in 2022. Showed a gradual improvement with her 100m Heats scheduled to go at 9:15 AM Local time (10:15 AM Philippine Time) on the 12th of May. Her 200m Heats will be up first on the 8th of May at 9:35 AM Local time (10:35 AM Philippine Time). 

Pressure still on

The pressure is still not yet off Knott as Shanti Veronica of Singapore has the fastest times in the 100 and 200 with 11.37 and 22.89 (the first woman to break 23 and a new South East Asian Record in 200). Then there is fellow Fil-Heritage athlete Kayla Richardson the defending 100m Champion who has run 11.67w this year so far, Suphanich Poolkerd of Thailand the silver medalist from the last SEA Games 11.51 this year, and Vanessa Valentin Lonteng of Indonesia 11.53 this year the SEA Games bronze medalist from last year.

Knott was the Silver Medalist in the 100m at the 2019 SEA Games at New Clark. She missed out on the 2021 SEA Games last year due to foot issues.

SEA GOLD 11.60
1 11.37 SGP -0.4 Shanti Veronica Pereira
2 11.51 THA Supanich Poolkerd
3 11.53 INA -1.2 Valeri Vanessa Lonteng
4 11.63 PHI 1.3 Kristina Marie Knott
5 11.73 MAS 0 Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli
6 11.75 PHI 1.1 Zion Corrales-Nelson
7 11.78 PHI 0.9 Kayla Anise Richardson
8 11.81 VIEW Le Tu Chinh
9 11.82 VIE Tran Thi Nhi Yen
10 11.84 INA Erna Nuryanti

A link to Knott’s scenic tour of her accommodations in Cambodia

Kristina Marie Knott 09.04.22 23.46 for 200m at Coral Gables

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SEA Games 200m Champion and Record Holder Kristina Marie Knott of the Philippines. Ran her first 200m since her disappointing run at the Tokyo Olympics last August.

She took the overall fastest time winning the A Race in Coral Gables at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational.

Knott is coached by Joey Scott.

Representing Tru Fit Athletics Knott clocked 23.46 +1.0 beating Leah Anderson (St John’s) at 23.71 and Jacious Sears (Miami Florida) at 23.81.

Knott time comes in response to Kyla Richardson 23.22 (+3.1) and Robyn Brown 23.75 (+3.1) at the Pomona Pitzer in Claremont on the other side of the country.

Knott’s time of 23.46 is the fastest in South East Asia in 2022 under legit wind conditions.

Knott is aiming to defend her SEA Games title in the 2022 SEA Games in Hanoi next month where she set a SEA Games and SEA Record of 23.01 in New Clark back in 2019.

Kristina Knott 7.39 Seasons Best World Indoors

Kristina Clocks a Season Best of 7.39, placing 8th and last in her heat at the world indoor athletics. She finished 38th of the 47 entries. Knotts personal best and Philippine Record is 7.26 seconds.

Women’s 60m heat 2


1 Mujinga KAMBUNDJI SUI 7.17 Q

2 Michelle-Lee AHYE TRI 7.23 Q

3 Maria Isabel PÉREZ ESP 7.23 Q

4 Ida KARSTOFT DEN 7.29 q

5 Bassant HEMIDA EGY 7.31 NR

6 Jasmine ABRAMS GRD 7.36

7 Rosalina SANTOS POR 7.37

8 Kristina Marie KNOTT CZE 7.39 SB

Kristina Knott Italy Races

Kristina Knott 11.28

Article by Andrew Pirie

Vice President of the ATFS

Kristina Marie Knott improved on her season’s best and SEA lead of 11.35 set on April 10 at Miramar, Florida. With an 11.28 clocking, Knott’s 2nd best 100m time is behind her run last year of 11.27. It also is the same mark as the former national record of Lydia De Vega.

Knott placed 5th in the LSU Alumni Gold meet at Louisianna State University, Baton Rouge.  The race was won by Aleia Hobbs in 10.91 Tamara Clark at 10.96, followed by Mikiah Brisco and Symone Mason sharing 11.02. Hobbs is the 2018 US National Champion and part of the USA Team 4×100 that took the gold at the world relays.

Knott did not run the 200 meters.

The Olympic Qualifier for the Women’s 100 Meters is 11.15. 11.28 ranks Knott 54 out of 56 during the selection period for the Olympics. Lists will be updated here.

Kristina Knott Parents?

To address a lot of questions, we are getting on the Pinoyathletics Facebook Page. Regarding how Kristina Knott is eligible to represent the Philippines. 

Kristina Knott is not a pure Black American. Kristina Knott’s parents? She has a black American father and a Filipino mother. Her Filipino Mother, Rizalina Lamb, is from Imus, Cavite. So she is entitled to run for the Philippines because her mother is a Filipino. And she has made the requirement of securing Filipino Passport with no technicalities; it was a pretty smooth process.

Interestingly Kristina Knott was not born in the United States but in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.


Sha’carri Richardson storms to a 10.72 World Lead, Knott barges into 100 Finals at Miramar

April 10, Miramar Florida 

Sha’Carri Richardson (USA) blazed to the fastest time in the World with 10.72 at the Miramar Invitational in Florida. Meanwhile, Filipino athlete Kristina Marie Knott barged into the final with 11.35 in the heats and then 11.35 again. Improving on her season’s best from last week and SEA Lead of 11.36.

Kristina Knott Philippines & SEA Records in the 60m, 100m, and 200m. The Olympic qualifying standards are 11.15 and 22.80 for the Tokyo Olympics. With plenty of time as the cut-offs will be June 29. 

Knott’s next meeting will be at the LSU Meet on April 24.


  1. Full Report on Miramar Invitational
  2. Full Results Here

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Kristina Knott Philippines adds SEA Lead in 100m and 200m for 2021

April 4, 2021

Kristina Knott had her second outdoor competition for 2021. This time at the Pure Spring Break Invitational at the National Training Centre in her hometown of Orlando, Florida, USA. 

Kristina Knott Philippines qualified 4th overall winning heat 3 in 11.57 seconds. One and a half hours later was the final; Knott then finished the second l with a season’s best of 11.36 (+1.3), improving on her 11.54 from last week in Texas. Angela Gabriela Tenoria of Ecuador took first place in 11.33 (PB 10.99 2015).

Kristina Knott’s time was .09 seconds behind the national record she set last year in Pennsylvania. 

One Hour and fifteen minutes later, Kristina Knott lined up for her first race of the evening, running in the Women’s B Race of the 200 Meters. She came in third in 23.61 (+1.1), which takes the Southeast Asian leading time from Kayla Richardson at 24.19. 400 Meter specialist Lyanna Irby who had topped the 100-meter heats earlier with 11.20 but did not join the finals, won heat 2 in 22.75, followed by Na’asha Robinson in 23.45. 

The Women’s 200m A-Race was won by Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, who clocked 22.03 and leads the list of qualifiers for the 2021 Olympics with a 21.74 time during the qualification period. 

*Please note Philippine newspapers second place, not a silver medal reported last week at Texas Relays.


Kristina Knott SEA Lead in 100m for 2021

March 27, 2021

Kristina Knott clocked her season opener at the  93rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas. 

There were just 4 starters in the Women’s Invitational race, with just 3 finishing after Ashley Henderson of Asics pulled up after about 40 meters. 

Kiara Parker (Asics), a PB of 11.02 from 2019, won the race at 11.20. Followed by Kristina Knott of the Philippines in 11.54. Crystal Manning, the only other person to finish the race, was well behind in 12.52.

Knott holds 60, 100, and 200 records for the Philippines. She clocked 11.27 last August 30 in Des Moines, Iowa. Which unfortunately was outside the Olympic Qualifying period. Which resumed in December 2020.  The Olympic qualifying is 11.15, and the top 56 is 11.33 as of 27/03/21.


However, Knott 11.54 is the fastest time in South East Asia for 2021 and ties Le Tu Chinh of Vietnam’s winning time in the 2019 SEA Games. 

Knott’s run makes it a 1-2-3 on the 2021 SEA Rankings for the Philippines. With Kayla Richardson clocking at 11.80 and Kyla Richardson at 11.85 this month. Shanti Veronica of Pereira is ranked 4th after running 12.10 at the Singapore Allcomers. This puts the Philippines at good chance at the Women’s 4×100 in Hanoi at SEA Games, a title that they have never won at the SEA Games level, even with the great Lydia De Vega and Elma Muros.


KK does it again and rips the 60-meter record down Further

31 January 2021

Meanwhile, Kristina Knott of the Philippines did it also with another Philippines National Indoor Record for the women’s 60m. At the American Track League II in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Knott stopped the clock at 7.26 seconds. This surpassed the 7.32 National indoor record she set at the KMS Invitational last weekend.

Knott placed 3rd overall in the heats but opted not to contest the final. She placed 2nd in her heat behind National Indoor Champion Mikiah Brisco (USA), who clocked 7.19. Candace Hill (USA), the 2016 World Junior Champion, also finished ahead of Knott but in another heat with 7.22. Brisco went on to win the Final in 7.17.

Knott was initially entered in the KMS Open on 31 January in Birmingham, Alabama, in the 200 meters, but she is clearly in fine shape in Arizona. She also did not run the 200m in Arizona, which Shaunae Miller-Uibo won in 22.40. Zion Corrales-Nelson holds the Philippine Women’s Indoor Record for the 200m at 23.90.

Susanthika Jayasinghe of Sri Lanka set the Asian Record in the 60m with 7.09 in 1999. Jayasinghe is the Olympic Bronze Medalist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Kristina Knott breaks Lydia De Vega’s 60m Record

Kristina Marie Knott is en route to her attempt to qualify for the 2021 Olympics.


I took a win at the KMS Invite on January 24 in Birmingham, Alabama.

The 25-year-old Kristina Knott clocked a time of 7.32 seconds.

She was a very dominant .3 seconds ahead of Ashley Kelly (Trufit Athletics) and Jasmine Riley (Troy), who timed at 7.62 and 7.67.

This was Kristina’s First Meet of 2021. The mark surpassed the 7.37 60m National Record of Lydia De Vega, set in the World Championships in Osaka in 1988, 7 years before Kristina was born.

Kristina has now broken the 100m and 200m Records of the Great Lydia De Vega and today added the 60m to the list of accolades.

Knott had clocked 7.37, topping the first heat of the meet earlier, tying Lydia’s record. Before claiming sole ownership in the final.


She was entered but opted not to participate in the Women’s 200m.

Kristina broke Lydia’s 100m Record last year. She needs 11.15 and 22.80 to qualify for the Olympics but might be able to get in if all 56 slots in the women’s 200m are not taken.

we will post the results of Eric Cray from the meeting here

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Kristina Knott targets 100 and 200m at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Kristina Knott will aim for both the 100m and 200m at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

The 100m standard is 11.15. Knott’s best in that event is 11.27

And in the 200m, the standard is 22.80. She ran 23.01 at the SEA Games last December.

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics’ qualifying period is from 1 May 2019 to 5 April 2020 and from 1 December 2020 to 29 June 2021.

For the Olympics, I was just focused on trying to hit the qualifying standard for the 200.

But right now, I see my potential, so I am going to strive to hit both the 100 and 200 for the Olympics,” explained Knott, the 25-year-old champion who grew up in the United States with her Filipino mother from Imus Cavite.



I try to join as many tournaments as possible here.

It’s more convenient because I don’t have to travel.

If competitions popped up in the US and If I’m capable and able to run, i will be running.

Competing with people that are faster than me is what gonna help me to qualify for the Olympics,” explained Knott.


The qualifying time is 11.15 in 100m and 22.80 in 200m.

Right now I’m not too far off from them but then again, they all comes down to as many quality competitions that I get in.”


The biggest thing that kinda ruined (by COVID-19) was the competitions.

Competing is a big part of my training, and I’m not really train to the ground over and over.

I need as much competitions I need to get me ready for those big competitions.

I’m think the cancellation of these big competitions kind of was a challenging part of pandemic.”

Full Article Here


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Kristina Knott retains the Year Award’s Female Athlete in a very low-key 2020.

Kristina Knott retains the Year Award’s Female Athlete in a very low-key 2020.
Being a low-key year for COVID, it certainly was not a Low Key Year for Knott, who, despite all the obstacles, was able to continue with her training and reap the benefits.
Kristina Marie Knott, just like Ernest Obiena, made it 3 for 3, with Pinoyathletics renewing her Athlete of the Year award for the third straight year.
Knott 2020 broke Lydia De Vega’s 33-year-old National and Southeast Asian Record with a run of 11.27 seconds.
She needs times of 11.15 and 22.80 to qualify for the Rio Olympics.


Women’s Athlete of the Year

Kristina Knott erases Lydia De Vega’s 100m Record (video)

Aug 30, 2020

Des Moines, Iowa

Kristina Marie Knott, the SEA Games 200m Champion and Record Holder. Erased a record that and set before she was born.

1987 100m Record of 11.28 seconds, Lydia De Vega set at the Jakarta SEA Games.

At the Drake Blue Oval Showcase Meet at Iowa, due to COVID restrictions, athletes ran 1 lane apart.

Knott started in Lane 2, with Bartoletti in Lane 4 and Kayla White in Lane 6.

And in doing so, the 25-year-old Knott set a new SEA Record and Philippine National Record with a time of 11.27 seconds (+1.5 m/s).

Although June to November 30 is a nonqualifying period.

Knott’s fine form was just outside the Olympic 100m Qualifier of 11.15, which bodes well for her campaign to qualify in the 200m at the Olympic Games, needing 22.80.

Knott led the first 30 – 40m before Kayla White drew level and then held off Knott to win the race in 11.18 seconds.

It was a three-women race with Knott batting well above her league, surprisingly beating Olympic Long Jump Champion Tianna Bartoletta in the process.  


Track Talk Tuesday 16.04.2020 Airnel Abarra Interviews Kristina Knott (KK)

Knott the Record Anymore SEA Games 2019

Dec 7, 2019

*Note to Media the previous record of Zion Corrales Nelson was not 23.32; it was 23.16.








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