Jimmy Shipley

Jimmy  Shipley


Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Severna Park


1500m | 5000m

Personal-Best Times
5000m: 15:06.93

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015-16: Competed in three outdoor meets, running a different distance in each...ran the 1500-meter run at the Air Force Twilight Open (career-best 4:06.43, adjusted for altitude)...clocked a personal-best time of 8:57.03a in the 3000-meter run at the Colorado Invitational...added a 5000-meter time of 15:30.70 at the Aztec Invitational.

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014-15: Participated in three different distances during the outdoor season...competed in the 5000-meter run three times...clocked a career-best time of 15:06.93 at the Rock Chalk Classic...ran the 3000-meter run at the Air Force Twilight Open, finishing third with a time of 9:01.47 (adjusted for altitude)...clocked a 1500-meter time of 4:12.49a at the New Mexico Quadrangular...competed in three indoor meets...clocked a personal-best 3000-meter time of 8:48.18a to finish third at the Air Force Team Challenge...ran the mile at the Adams State Qualifier, posting a time of 4:26.43a (adjusted for track size).

HIGH SCHOOL: Severna Park High School...finished fourth at the 2013 Maryland 4A Cross Country State Championships...earned third-team Nike Cross North East Region honors, after placing 17th at the National Qualifier...finished fourth in the 3200-meter run at the state outdoor track and field championship in 2013...served as an officer in the National Honor Society...AP Scholar.

PERSONAL: Full name is James Melvin Shipley...goes by Jimmy...nickname is “McFly”...son of Roger and Janice Shipley...has one older brother...majoring in political science...future plans include working in the intelligence field...served as Element Leader and Range Safety Officer...named to the Athletic Director’s List...member of the “500 Club” for earning a perfect score on the AFT...hobbies include amateur neck wrestling, price haggling and street bargaining, Arabian street soccer and dancing...spent three summers learning Arabic through the Naval Academy’s Summer Programs while in high school...loves cats, including his own cat, Jasper...spoke Arabic in the streets of Rabat over the summer, as a part of the Cadet Summer Language Immersion Program...also instructed in the shooting of M-9 pistols as the Range Safety Officer during CATM and ate barbeque in St. Louis and Memphis on the same day...loves dogs, including his own dog, Riley...sole creator and owner of the phrase “call my dad”...member of Cadet Squadron 21.

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