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Chris Phipps
Player Profile:
Chris Phipps 188868
Position: Jumps
Year: Senior
City/State: Patterson, N.J.
High School: Lodi
Personal Bests
Indoor
High Jump, 6-5 1/2 (1.97)
Long Jump, 25-8 1/4 (7.83)
Triple Jump, 52-4 3/4 (15.97)
Outdoor
Long Jump, 26-7 3/4 (8.12); 25-10 3/4 (7.89) +2.3
Triple Jump, 53-1 1/2 (16.19)

All-American
2012 Outdoor Long Jump (Second Team)
2012 Indoor Long Jump
2012 Indoor Triple Jump (Second Team)
2011 Indoor Triple Jump (Second Team)
2011 Indoor Long Jump
2010 Outdoor Long Jump
2009 Indoor Long Jump
NCAA Championships
2012 (O): LJ, 24-9 3/4 (12th)
2012 (I): LJ, 25-8 (5th); TJ, 50-6
2011 (I): LJ, 25-7 1/4 (6th); TJ, 50-11 (13th)
2010 (O): LJ, 25-4 1/2 (5th)
2009 (O): LJ, 24-2 1/2 (23rd); TJ, 44-4 3/4 (26th)
2009 (I): LJ, 25-0 1/2 (9th/7th American)

Big Ten Championships
2012 (O): 4x100, 39.75 (3rd), LJ, 25-5 1/4 (2nd), TJ, 52-4 3/4 (2nd)
2012 (I): LJ, 25-4 1/2 (1st); TJ, 51-0 1/4 (3rd)

Big 12 Championships
2011 (O): 4x100m, 40.75 (9th); LJ, 25-11 1/2 (5th); TJ, 51-2 3/4 (5th)
2011 (I): LJ, 24-8 1/2 (6th); TJ, 52-4 3/4 (3rd)
2010 (O): LJ, 24-1 3/4 (10th); TJ, 52-6 (3rd)
2010 (I): LJ, 25-0 (5th); TJ, 50-8 3/4 (8th)
2009 (O): LJ, 24-2 1/4 (10th); TJ, 49-7 1/4 (10th)
2009 (I): LJ, 25-6 1/4 (3rd); TJ, 50-0 3/4 (12th)

Academics
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2011)

2012 (Senior)
Chris Phipps added to his All-America total in 2012, earning three more honors to become a seven-time All-American at Nebraska... Won his first conference title at the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships, finishing with a long jump of 25-4 1/2 for first... finished third in the triple jump at the indoor conference championships, posting a leap of 51-0 1/4... he helped the 4x100 meter relay team to a third-place finish at the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a time of 39.75, also finished second in both the long jump (25-5 1/4) and the triple jump (52-4 3/4)... earned indoor first-team All-Big Ten honors and outdoor second-team All-Big Ten accolades as a senior... set an outdoor personal best of 53-1 1/2 in the triple jump at the Sun Angel Classic on April 7... was named the Big Ten Outdoor Co-Field Athlete of the Week on April 4 after finishing first in the long jump (25-4 1/2) at the Arkansas Spring Invitational... claimed the triple jump title at the Iowa State Qualifier with a mark of 51-2 1/4... was honored as one of 24 Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners in the Big Ten Conference.

2011 (Junior)
Phipps became a four-time All-American in 2011, earning accolades indoors in the triple jump and long jump... earned two All-Big 12 honors at the Indoor Championships... posted a 24-8 1/2 in the long jump to finish fourth at the 2011 Big 12 Indoor Championships... took third in the long jump at the 2011 Big 12 Indoor Championships with a then-personal-best mark of 52-4 1/2... finished sixth in the long jump at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships with a mark of 25-7 3/4 to earn first-team All-America honors... finished 13th in the triple jump with a mark of 50-11 to earn second-team All-America accolades... recorded a personal best in the long jump (25-8 1/4) at the Frank Sevigne Invitational... competed in six meets during the outdoor track and field season... finished ninth in the 4x100 meters with a time of 40.75 at the 2011 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships... finished fifth in the long jump (25-11 1/2) at the conference outdoor championship, while also taking fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 51-2 3/4.
 
2010 (Sophomore)
Phipps continued to grow into one of the top horizontal jumpers in the country during his sophomore campaign with three All-Big 12 honors and All-America honors outdoors in the long jump... topped 25 feet in the long jump at both the Big 12 Indoor Championships (25-0) and ISU Last Chance (25-2 1/2)... took fifth in the long jump at the indoor conference meet... broke his indoor previous best of 51-6 1/2 in the triple jump at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational with a mark of 51-11 3/4, which provisionally qualified him for the NCAA Indoor Championships... took eighth in the triple jump (50-8 3/4) at the indoor conference meet... opened the outdoor season by breaking his previous best of 25-0 3/4 in the long jump with a leap of 25-4 3/4 at the Jim Click Shootout... took third in the triple jump at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a personal-best jump of 52-6... bettered his mark in the long jump by nearly a foot at the NCAA West Regional with a leap of 26-3 1/2, becoming just the fifth Husker in school history to pass 26 feet... earned his second career All-America honor at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a fifth-place jump of 25-4 1/2 in Eugene, Ore... went on to compete at the USA Championships where he took third in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 26-7 3/4, the third-best performance all-time at Nebraska... finished the season as a member of Team USA at the NACAC Under-23 Championships... took second in the long jump (25-8) by three-quarters of an inch to fellow American and Florida Gator, Christian Taylor (25-8).
 
2009 (Freshman)
Phipps had a breakout season as he made trips to the NCAA Championships both indoors and outdoors, including All-America honors indoors in the long jump... started his Husker career with a second-place leap of 49-9 in the triple jump at the Holiday Inn Invitational... took first place the next two weeks with jumps of 50-10 and 50-11 at the Conference Challenge and adidas Classic, respectively... cleared 50-4 to finish second at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational... swept the long and triple jumps at the Nebraska Tune-Up with marks of 24-3 3/4 and 51-6 1/2, respectively... placed 12th in the triple jump and provisionally qualified for the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a third-place jump of 25-6 1/4 at the Big 12 Indoor Championships... earned All-America honors in the long jump at the national meet after finishing ninth overall and seventh among American jumpers with a leap of 25-0 1/2... opened the outdoor season with a then-personal-best long jump of 25-0 3/4 at the Nebraska Invitational... placed 12th in the long jump (23-0 3/4) and fifth in the triple jump (49-6 1/4) at the Penn Relays... swept the Nebraska Quad with leaps of 24-9 1/4 in the long jump and 48-10 3/4 in the triple jump... placed 10th in both horizontal jumps at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships... cleared a then-triple jump best of 52-1 3/4 to finish eighth and also automatically qualified in the long jump for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a fifth-place wind-aided jump of 25-3 1/4 at the NCAA Midwest Regional... earned an at-large bid to the national meet in the triple jump... placed 23rd (24-2 1/2) in the long jump and 26th (44-4 3/4) in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships... went on to compete at the U.S. Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore., where he placed third in the triple jump (50-10) and sixth in the long jump (24-7 3/4).
 
Before Nebraska (Lodi HS)
Phipps joined the Nebraska track and field program after a successful prep career at Lodi High School in Lodi, N.J, under Coach Mike Ettz... won the 2008 New Jersey State Meet of Champions in the triple jump (49-4 1/4)... won the 2008 Bergan County Meet of Champions with a state-record leap of 50-5... finished fourth as a junior at the state meet... capped prep career at the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., finishing runner-up in the triple jump with a leap of 49-4 1/2... named The Record North Jersey Boys Track Athlete-of-the-Year in 2008... earned three letters in track and basketball for the Rams... chose Nebraska over LSU and Maryland.
 
Personal
Parents are Carl Phipps and LaSharn Cooper... born Sept. 14, 1990... a psychology major, Chris earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2013.
 
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