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.

Shalaya Kipp
Shalaya Kipp 2012.jpg
Personal information
Born (1990-08-19) August 19, 1990 (age 29)[1][2]
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight130 lb (59 kg)
Country United States
Event(s)3000m Steeplechase
College teamColorado Buffaloes
Coached byMark Wetmore
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)3000 m Steeplechase: 9:28.72



On November 4, Kipp placed 9th in 16:08 at USATF 5 km road championships at Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K in New York, New York.[3]

On October 1, Kipp placed 7th in 55:56 at USATF 10 mile road championships at Medtronic TC 10 Mile in St Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota.[4]

On September 4, Kipp placed 9th in 1:09:25 at USATF 20 km road championships at Faxon Law New Haven Road Race in New Haven, Connecticut.[5]


Kipp scored points for team Philadelphia placing 3rd in 9:45.05 steeplechase at July 29 Track Town Summer Series in Eugene, Oregon and finished 4th in a time of 9:34.12 after hitting a barrier at July 23 London Diamond League steeplechase.

Kipp ran a personal best 9:28.72 to place fourth in steeplechase behind Team USA teammates Emma Coburn, Courtney Frerichs and Colleen Quigley at 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) and was an alternate to represent   United States at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[6]

Kipp opened her outdoor season May 1 running a steeplechase at Payton Jordan Invitational to place third in 9:43.72 and on May 20 she placed second in 9:42.31 in the steeplechase at USATF Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic hosted at Occidental College.[7][8] On March 12, 2016 Shalaya Kipp placed third in women 3000 meters in 8:59.85 at 2016 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.[9]


Shalaya ran a pr 1500 at Payton Jordan Invitational in 4:14. Shalaya won the Portland track festival steeplechase. Kipp earned a CU graduate scholastic honors by making the 4.0 club. Kipp finished 6th in 9:37.09 at 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships steeplechase. At the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Kipp placed 6th in 9:37.09 to qualify for the NACAC Championships in Costa Rica where she earned a silver medal.[10] Shalaya finished 2nd in 9:49.96 at 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.[11]


Kipp earned a Pac-12 student athlete honors on April 22.[12] 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 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships steeplechase with a 9:46.57 in Sacramento, California where the temperature approached 95 degrees.


Kipp was 3rd at 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships 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.[13] Kipp ranked 13th in the world in the steeplechase in 2013.[14]


Kipp was the NCAA outdoor steeplechase champion in 2012 with a time of 9:49.91.[15]

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.[16]

At the 2012 Olympics, Kipp finished twelfth in her heat with a time of 9:48.33 and did not qualify for the final.[17]


Kipp finished 9th in the final at 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 10:01.85.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

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:[19]

  • 2010, 11, 12, 14 Steeplechase All-American
  • 2014 (i) 5000 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, Colorado, 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.[19]


  1. ^ a b USA Track & Field Shalaya Kipp Profile
  2. ^ IAAF Shalaya Kipp Profile
  3. ^ "2017 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K results". runnerspace. November 4, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "2017 Medtronic TC 10 Mile results". runnerspace. October 1, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "2017 Faxon Law New Haven Road Race results". runnerspace. September 4, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field Women's steeplechase". July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "usatf 2016 hoka results". Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Meet Results - Payton Jordan Invitational". Archived from the original on 24 September 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
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  15. ^ Robinson, Doug (June 29, 2012). "S.L. native Shalaya Kipp makes Olympics". Deseret News. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
  16. ^ Shalaya Kipp 2012 NBC Olympics bio
  17. ^ NBC Olympics - London 2012 women's steeplechase results
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  19. ^ a b University of Colorado Buffaloes profile

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