Hometown: Dade City, Fla.
Previous School: Wiregrass Ranch HS
2012-13 All-Gulf South Conference Second Team - Details
2012-2013: Finished 41st overall (33:48.24) on a 10,000-meter course at the NCAA DII South Regional Championships … Earned his first career All-GSC Second Team honors by finishing 20th overall (27:46.00) on an 8,000-meter course at the Gulf South Conference Championships … Finished 58th overall (27:32) on an 8,000-meter course at the USF Golden Gate Invite … Placed 57th overall (27:39.40) on an 8,000-meter course at the Florida State Invitational … Finished 37th overall (28:15.00) on an 8,000-meter course at the Gulf Coast Stampede … Placed 27th overall (28:16.90) on an 8,000-meter course at the Fleet Feet Invitational … Finished 233rd overall (34:49.10) on a 10,000-meter course at the Chili Pepper Festival.
High School: Finished runner-up in the district meet in 2011 … Was an individual qualifier for the state and regional meet from 2010-2011 … Cross Country individual conference champion in 2011 … Cross country all-conference first-team (2010, 2011) … Cross country all-conference third-team qualifier (2009) … Was named the cross country runner of the year in 2011 by the ‘St. Petersburg Times’ and ‘The Laker’ … Lettered in cross country for four years and track and field for three … Set personal bests in the 3,200 meters (9:56) and the 5,000-meters (16:02).
Personal: Son of Mike and Terrie Hippely … Has one brother, Andy … Undecided major.