usaCharlene Lipsey

DATE OF BIRTH16.07.1991
COACHMark Elliott
EVENT800m, 1000m, 1500m
PERSONAL BEST800m- 1:57.38, 1000m - 2:37.97, 1500m - 4:10.68, Mile: 4:30.13


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ABOUT Charlene Lipsey

After an impressive collegiate career, Charlene broke two minutes for 800m for the first time in 2017 and qualified for her first major global championships, finishing seventh at the World Championships.

She started the year by winning the US indoor title at 1000m (2:37.97). In the summer, she produced her first IAAF Diamond League win, clocking 1:59.87 over two laps in Eugene. She also helped US to a world lead (8:16.36) over 800m at the IAAF World Relays in May.

Her second place at the US Championships in a PB 1:58.01 earned her a place on the team for the Worlds and she improved to 1:57.38 in finishing second at the Lausanne Diamond League. In the Worlds she qualified third from a tough semi-final to earn the chance to compete against the world’s best in the final, where she placed seventh in 1:58.73.

She was one of the most decorated middle distance runners in the history of the Lady Tiger programme. During her four years at Baton Rouge, Charlene has accumulated a magnificent array of honours including three-time SEC champion titles and five time All American in the 800m.

In fact, her SEC performances have been utterly dominant: back-to-back indoor titles in ’12 and ’13, swept SEC titles in the 800m throughout 2012 and was also crowned SEC Outdoor champion.

An impressive run as a junior saw her to an NCAA Outdoor silver medal and she also secured bronze in the NCAA Indoor Championship in 2013.

Charlene’s college athletics career concluded with a No.2 ranking in school history indoors when, with impeccable timing, she ran a career best 2:02.47 at her final indoor race at the 2013 NCAA Indoor event. She also holds the all-time No.3 ranking for outdoor performances with a PB of 2:01.40.

And Charlene’s 1500m and mile performances as a college athlete were pretty impressive too. Her 1500m best of 4:18.16 places her 2nd in the LSU all-time ranks and a 4:44.20 mile puts her 6th.

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5 x All- American

3 x SEC Champion

3 x All-SEC