Jimmy Shipley
Jimmy  Shipley


Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Severna Park


FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014: Ran at the Rocky Mountain Shootout, clocking an 8K time of 27:33.00 to finish 54th.

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...father played lacrosse at Virginia Tech during his freshman year...has one older brother, Robert...majoring in political science...future plans include becoming an air liaison officer...Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative, Personal Ethics and Education representative...named to the Dean’s List in the Fall of 2014...named to the Athletic Director’s List in the Summer of 2015...member of the “500 Club” for earning a perfect score on the AFT...hobbies include being a novice dog whisperer and competitive in-line skater...horse dressage fanatic, particularly English style...spent three summers learning Arabic through the Naval Academy’s Summer Programs...loves cats, including his own cat, Jasper...traveled to the Bahamas over the summer and snorkeled with sharks, lion fish and stingrays...also taught his dog how to kayak...mastered the art of freefall and was a Canopy Commander during the Academy’s Jump program...Golf 3 expert navigator and decision consultant...sole creator and owner of the phrase “call my dad”...member of Cadet Squadron 20.

COACH COLE ON JIMMY: “An unrecruited walk-on last year, it became apparent quickly that Jimmy is just one of those guys that gets it; he gets that you have to be positively even-keel in demeanor. He gets that improving as a distance runner takes time and you have to make tradeoffs. He gets that to be a good teammate, you have to find ways you can help your team improve rather than being distracted by what’s not going you’re way. And as a result of his maturity and perspective, Jimmy will be someone that places reasonably high expectations on himself and then succeeds beyond the goals he has set because he’s an overachiever.”

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