Shalaya Kipp

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Shalaya Kipp
Personal information

(1990-08-19) August 19, 1990 (age 24)[1]

Height 5 ft, 7 in.[3]
Country  United States
Event(s) 3000m Steeplechase
College team University of Colorado-Boulder [1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 3000 m Steeplechase: 9:35.73[1]

Shalaya Kipp (born August 19, 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American middle distance runner who has made the U.S. Olympic team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 3000 meter steeplechase.


Kipp earned a Pac-12 student athlete honors on April 22.[4] Kipp won the steeplechase in Pullman, Washington (10:04.19) on 17 May. Kipp earned All-American with a 5th-place finish (9:48.90) in Eugene, Oregon on 13 June. Kipp placed 7th at USA Outdoors steeplechase with a 9:46.57 in Sacramento, California heat approaching 95 degrees.

Kipp was 3rd at 2013 USA Outdoors steeplechase with a time of 9:46.83. Kipp qualified for the 2013 World Championships in Athletics by placing third at the U.S. Championship in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:46.83 and combined her place with a qualifying time of 9:37.23 to place 4th at Monaco. At the 2013 World Championship, Kipp finished 9th in her prelim with a time of 9:45.97.[5] Kipp ranked 13th in the world in the steeplechase in 2013.[6]

Kipp was the NCAA outdoor steeplechase champion in 2012 with a time of 9:49.91.[7]

Kipp qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics by placing third at the U.S. Olympic trials in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:35.73. She beat her personal best by more than 7 seconds and achieved the Olympic A standard for the first time.[3]

At the 2012 Olympics, Kipp finished twelfth in her heat with a time of 9:48.33 and did not qualify for the final.[8]

She is the only child of Ron Kipp and Shannon Clay-Gillette born on August 19, 1990. Kipp attended Skyline High School in Millcreek, Utah.[1]

Collegiate Honors:[9]

  • 2010, 11, 12 Steeplechase All-American
  • 2010 (40th), 11 (19th), 12 (18th), 13 (9th) Cross Country All-American
  • Three-time All-Big 12 honoree
  • Pac-12 Steeplechase Champion (2012)
  • Placed ninth at the 2011 USATF Championships in the steeplechase
  • Placed third at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials (9:35.73)
  • 2012 Olympian (steeplechase)

She currently lives in Boulder, Colo, and is studying physiology at University of Colorado Boulder.

She was also a competitive alpine ski racer for 10 years before focusing on track and field.[9]


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