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Charlene Lipsey
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'6"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Hempstead, N.Y.
High School: Hempstead HS
Major: Elementary Education
Born: 07/16/1991
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Charlene Lipsey Bio - TF
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/21/2013

Event: 800M (IN: 2:02.47; OUT: 2:01.40), 1,500M (4:18.16), Mile (4:44.20)

5-time All-American
3-time SEC Champion
3-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
One of the most decorated middle distance runners in the history of the Lady Tiger program … A three-time SEC champion and five-time All-American in the 800 meters during her four-year career in Baton Rouge from 2010-13 … Captured back-to-back SEC Indoor titles in 2012 and 2013 … Swept SEC titles in the event during the 2012 season as she was also crowned the SEC Outdoor champion … Won the NCAA Outdoor silver medal in the 800 meters as a junior in 2012 … Also earned fourth-place finishes in the 800-meter final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2011 and 2013 … Followed a seventh place finish in 2012 with a bronze-medal-winning third-place finish in 2013 while running the 800 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Wrapped up her career as the No. 2-ranked 800-meter runner in school history indoors with a career-best time of 2:02.47 set in her final indoor race at the NCAA Indoor meet in 2013… Also tied for the No. 3 spot on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list for the 800 meters with her lifetime personal best of 2:01.40 in the national final to wrap up the 2012 outdoor season … Also finished her career ranked No. 2 in the 1,500 meters (4:18.16) and No. 6 in the mile (4:44.20) on LSU’s all-time performance list in each event … A member of three school record relay teams during her Lady Tiger career … Anchored the Lady Tigers to a school record of 8:19.43 at the 119th Penn Relays in 2013 … Also anchored the Lady Tigers to the school record of 3:43.79 in the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay at the Texas Relays in 2012 … Led off LSU’s distance medley relay that ran an indoor school record of 11:18.75 set during the 2012 indoor season.

2013
Went out with a bang in her final season as a Lady Tiger while defending her SEC Indoor crown in record-setting fashion and earning a pair of All-America honors in the 800 meters for the second year in a row … Crowned the SEC Indoor champion in the 800 meters for the second-straight season after running a new indoor school record of 2:02.48 in the event final at the SEC Indoor Championships held in Fayetteville, Ark. … Also anchored the Lady Tigers to the SEC Indoor bronze medal in the distance medley relay with a time of 11:23.01 in the conference final for the third-fastest time in school history … Dropped her indoor PR in the 800 meters to 2:02.47 in a bronze-medal-winning third-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships also held in Fayetteville … Marked her best career finish in the 800-meter final at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Advanced to the 800-meter final at the national meet after running the fastest time of the qualifying round at 2:05.02 … Saw her indoor school record broken with a winning run of 2:02.00 by teammate and NCAA Indoor champion Natoya Goule at the national meet … Opened the season by running 2:03.76 for second place in the invitational 800 meters at the Razorback Invitational … Won the mile at the Texas A&M Triangular with a personal best of 4:44.20 and the 1,000 meters at the Armory College Invitational with a time of 2:44.20 in her only races in the events during the indoor season … Was a part-time member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team during the indoor season … Ran a seasonal-best split of 54.51 seconds on the second leg of the team that took fourth place at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 3:36.45 … Raced to a 2013 seasonal best of 2:01.70 in the 800-meter final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Eugene, Ore. … Earned All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in her final 800-meter race as a Lady Tiger at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Clocked the fastest time of the semifinal round in Eugene with a run of 2:03.22 to advance to the NCAA Outdoor final for the third-straight season … Recorded the fastest time of the first round at 2:04.25 and the second-fastest time of the quarterfinal round at 2:05.63 at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, N.C. … Scored the bronze medal in the 800 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships after running 2:05.62 in the conference final … Also qualified for the SEC Outdoor final in the 1,500 meters for the third time in her collegiate career, finishing in 11th place overall with a run of 4:24.82 … Raced to a seasonal-best time of 4:20.03 for second place in the 1,500 meters at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou … Ran 2:03.13 for third place at the LSU Alumni Gold and 2:05.58 for second place at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational in her other two 800-meter finals in 2013 … Was the anchor leg of LSU’s 4x800-meter relay team that set the school record at the 119th Penn Relays with its time of 8:19.43 for third place in the Championship of America final … Split 2:02.19 on the anchor leg of the team that was third only to the collegiate record of 8:17.45 by Villanova and 8:17.62 by Oregon … Also ran the second leg of their winning 4x800-meter relay at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays that took the title in 8:41.25.

2012
Solidified her reputation as one of the premier middle distance runners in the NCAA with her performance as a junior in 2012 … Won a pair of All-America honors with her effort at the NCAA Championships … Captured the NCAA Outdoor silver medal in the 800-meter run while shattering her personal record by more than one second in the national final … Finished the two-lap race in 2:01.40 to take second place in the 800-meter final at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships held in Des Moines, Iowa … Moved into a tie for the No. 2 spot on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list in the half-mile race … Advanced to the national final outdoors with the second-fastest time of the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds at 2:04.08 and the third-fastest time of the semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at 2:03.74 … Earned All-America honors during the indoor season with a seventh-place finish in the 800-meter final at the NCAA Indoor Championships after running 2:06.44 in the national final … Swept SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor titles as the top half-miler in the conference … Dominated the 800-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships in winning her first career league title in 2:05.55 … Completed the sweep outdoors with an impressive run of 2:02.60 at the SEC Outdoor Championships held on LSU’s home track at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Added four points with a fifth-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships after running a personal best and the No. 2-ranked performance in school history at 4:18.16 … Helped the Lady Tigers win their fifth SEC Outdoor team crown in six seasons … Won the 1,500-meter title at the LSU Relays with a season-opening run of 4:20.91 … Claimed back-to-back 800-meter titles outdoors at the Battle on the Bayou (2:02.91) and LSU Alumni Gold (2:03.13) … Kicked off the indoor season with a win in the invitational 800 meters at the Razorback Invitational … Posted an indoor PR of 2:03.79 at the Razorback Invitational for the No. 3-ranked performance indoors in school history … A standout on LSU’s distance medley relay team throughout the 2012 season … Led off the DMR that scored four points with a fifth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships … Also led off the squad that posted a new indoor school record of 11:18.75 in a win at the Tyson Invitational … Also ran the 1,200-meter leg to lead off the first Lady Tiger DMR to capture the Texas Relays title with the second-fastest time outdoors in school history at 11:16.82 … Twice honored as the SEC Women’s Runner of the Week on Jan. 31 and April 10 during the 2012 season … Was an 800-meter qualifier for the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials following the collegiate season … Earned a 17th-place finish in the qualifying round at the U.S. Olympic Trials with a run of 2:03.74.

2011
Enjoyed a breakout performance in the 800-meter run at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Earned her first career All-America honor with a fourth-place finish in the national final while running a lifetime personal record of 2 minutes, 3.73 seconds … Cracked LSU’s all-time Top 10 list in the event as the No. 10-ranked performer in program history … Advanced to her first NCAA final by running 2:03.96 in the semifinal round at the NCAA Outdoor meet … Earned a spot in the national semifinal by running 2:05.63 for a sixth-place finish in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Bloomington, Ind. … Also competed in the 800 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas … Finished in 13th place at the NCAA Indoor meet after running 2:08.10 in the qualifying round … Set an indoor PR of 2:04.55 for an NCAA automatic qualifying performance in a runner-up finish at the Iowa State National Qualifier … Wrapped up the indoor season ranked No. 4 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the half mile … Nearly earned a pair of All-SEC honors during the 2011 season while finishing in third place in the 800 meters at both the SEC Indoor Championships and SEC Outdoor Championships … Clocked 2:06.11 in the SEC Indoor final after advancing with a time of 2:07.13 in the preliminary round … Crossed the finish line in 2:05.88 for a third-place finish in the SEC Outdoor final after qualifying with a time of 2:07.66 … Ran the 800-meter leg on LSU’s distance medley relay team that earned a fourth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 11:41.67 … Scored a total of 13.25 points in conference action to help the Lady Tigers sweep SEC Indoor and SEC Outdoor team titles for the first time since the 2008 season … A member of LSU’s winning 4x800-meter relay team that clocked a seasonal best of 8:39.19 at the Texas Relays … Ran the 1,200-meter leg on LSU’s distance medley relay team that finished in 10th place at the Penn Relays with the second-fastest time in program history at 11:20.15.

2010
Showed why she was considered among the nation’s top middle distance recruits during her prep career … Was a national semifinalist in the half mile during the outdoor season … Finished in 15th place in her first appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championships while running 2:08.08 in the semifinal round … Set an outdoor seasonal best of 2:05.34 to finish in 10th place in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Greensboro, N.C. … Ranked No. 5 among freshmen in the NCAA during the 2010 season … Also ran 2:05.74 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Prelims … Scored two points with a seventh-place finish in the 800-meter run at the SEC Outdoor Championships (2:08.61) … Also scored one point with an eighth-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor meet … Helped the Lady Tigers win their third SEC Outdoor team championship in four seasons … Set a personal best and recorded the sixth-fastest performance in program history with a time of 4:28.15 in the conference final … Ran 2:05 in the 800 meters for the first time in her collegiate career at the LSU Alumni Gold, where she placed seventh with a time of 2:05.89 … Finished in ninth place in the half mile at the SEC Indoor Championships, following her time of 2:08.24 in the prelim with a time of 2:11.52 in the final … Set her indoor seasonal best of 2:07.03 to win the 800-meter title at the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier and qualify provisionally for the NCAA Indoor Championships … Ran on LSU’s 4x800-meter relay team that set a new school record with a time of 8:19.77 to take second place in the Championship of America final at the Penn Relays … Shattered the 23-year-old school record of 8:25.95 previously held by Jackie Bobien, Kathi Harris, Sylvia Brydson and Camille Cato.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation’s top high school middle distance runners in the Class of 2009 … An 800-meter specialist who signed with LSU with personal bests of 2:05.83 outdoors and 2:07.77 indoors … Recorded the third-fastest time in the nation in 2009 with an overall personal best of 2:05.83 at the St. Anthony’s Invitational … Set a new indoor personal best of 2:07.77 in winning a silver medal in the 800 meters at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships at The Armory Track and Field Center in New York … Won the state title in the 800 meters as a junior in 2008 with a then personal best of 2:07.46, which was the eighth-fastest time recorded by a high school girl in the United States and ranked No. 4 by a member of the Class of 2009 … Won a bronze medal in the 800 meters with a time of 2:09.15 at the 2008 National Scholastic Indoor Championships at The Armory … Her third-place finish earned her 2008 NSIC All-America honors … Enjoyed a tremendous 2008 season in which she was named the ESPN Rise New York Girls’ Track Athlete of the Year, the New York Gatorade Female Runner of the Year, the Nassau County Indoor and Outdoor Female Runner of the Year and Long Island Girls Runner of the Year … Ran a personal best of 4:55.81 in the mile during the 2009 indoor season to rank No. 6 in the country in the event … Recorded her personal best in the mile in just her second career race at that distance … Was the national leader in the 600-meter run after clocking a time of 1:29.85 to win the girl’s invitational race at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational on Feb. 7, 2009 … Her time, which also came at The Armory, is the fourth-fastest time all-time by a high school girl in the United States.

PERSONAL
Full name is Charlene Monique Lipsey … Born on July 16, 1991 … Daughter of Stacey Morse … Has a younger sister named Kay-Tiarra … Majoring in elementary education.

 

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