Name: Caryn Rippey
School: Wilson (3)
Graduation Year: 2022
Social media information:
Strava – Caryn Rippey
Instagram – @carynrippey
Twitter – @carynxc816
Milesplit profile: https://pa.milesplit.com/athletes/9655786-caryn-rippey/stats
5k XC – 18:03 – 2020 PIAA District III AAA Championships 10/31/20 junior season
5k trail – 18:16 – COVID Time Trial 4/25/20 sophomore season
3200m – 10:50 – COVID Time Trial 5/2/2020 sophomore season
3k (indoor) – 10:24.90 – F&M Invite #1, 12/28/19 sophomore season
Mile (indoor) – 5:06.27 – PTFCA Track Carnival, 2/15/20 sophomore season
800m – 2:19.74 – PIAA District III Championships, 5/18/19 freshman season
XC (junior year) – 2020 BCIAA XC individual champion; 2nd at the 2020 PIAA District III AAA championships; 2nd at the PIAA AAA State Championships
XC (sophomore year) – 2019 BCIAA XC individual champion; 4th at the 2019 PIAA District III AAA Championships; 12th at the PIAA AAA State Championships.
Indoor T/F (sophomore year) – Ocean Breeze 1600m champion; PTFCA Track Carnival champion; 7th in the mile at the PTFCA Indoor State Championships.
Outdoor T/F (freshman year) – Qualified for PIAA District III Championships in the 800m
Favorite XC/TF memory to date: XC – At Paul Short when everyone on my team ran a PR and we finished 7th as a team. T/F – At the Shaner Invitational when I ran my first high school distance race (800m) and PRed by 8 seconds to qualify for districts as a freshman
What do you enjoy most about the sport of XC and/or TF: Definitely how all runners are like one big family. I felt so welcome when I joined (XC) this year as a sophomore. Everyone is kind to each other and supportive on good days and bad days. I love meeting new people every meet that I go to.
Academic Highlights: High honor roll every marking period of high school. Sophomore year GPA is over 4.0. Scored a 5 on the APUSH exam freshman year. Academic student of the month February 2020.
Favorite HS class to date and why: Unpopular opinion, but AP United States History. It was definitely one of the hardest classes I’ve ever taken but it showed me that if I studied and worked hard, I would get through it. I had a great teacher, and my class learned a lot in one school year. A new change was that I learned a lot about the truth vs. what people believe, which is interesting to me as well.
I am interested in the following college major(s):
– Athletic Training
– Physical Therapy
Career aspirations: I would love to work with athletes either as a registered dietitian, athletic trainer, physical therapist, or psychologist. I would love to find a career that put them all in one!
My ideal college coach would be: A strong leader who is encouraging and accepting while making my teammates and me the best athletes and people we can be.
Most important factors I will consider when choosing a college:
– Positive coach
– Good team atmosphere
– Availability of Major
Other information about me: I started running distance at the tail end of my freshman year with the 800, then started XC as a sophomore (I played water polo as a freshman). My sophomore year is my first full year of running distance track, I haven’t run a whole lot of it yet, but I really enjoy it so far.
March 16-22: Ran a progression predator run (a little over 3.00 miles) in 18:40, last mile was under 6 for a solid workout and my best predator progression run by 40 seconds.