UNCG Cross Country BIO
 Dakarai Shipp

2017 Outdoor Track & Field
Posted a career-best time of 1:58.65 in the 800 meters at the Duke Inivtiatonal ... took fifth in the 1,500 meters at the Aggie Last Chance with a season-best time of 4:06.85 ... snagged fourth in the 800 meters at the Winthrop ADIDAS Invitational, timing in at 2:02.48.

2017 Indoor Track & Field
Placed 10th in the mile at the Southern Conference Championships with a season-best time of 4:25.29 ... ran season-best times of 2:01.83 in the 800 meters at the UNCG Dual Meet Madness and 2:40.46 in the 1,000 meters at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

2016 Cross Country

Opened the season with a 19:38.00 in the 6,000-meter race at the adidas XC Challenge … Ran the 8,000-meter distance three times on the year, including a season-best 25:43.88 to finish 44th at the Southern Conference Championships … Posted times of 25:59.00 at the Princeton Invitational and 26:33.00 at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational … Finished the season as the top finisher for the Spartans at the NCAA Southeast Regionals with a time of 32:50.30 in the 10,000-meter race.

2016 Outdoor Track & Field
Ran the 1,500-meter distance four times, including a season-best 3:58.89 at the Duke Invitational … Also posted times of 4:03.75 (Mountaineer Outdoor Open), 4:05.80 (Coastal Carolina) and 4:08.98 (Southern Conference Championships) … Posted a time of 15:46.22 in the High Point VertKlasse in the 5,000-meter race.

2016 Indoor Track & Field
Recorded a time of 2:40.57 in the 1,000-meter distance at the Virginia Tech Invitational … Ran the mile distance three times, including the top time on the team at 4:22.10 at the Southern Conference Championships … Posted times of 4:28.28 at the High Point Team Challenge and 4:38.47 at the UNCG Early Bid 7-Way.

2015 Cross Country
Began the season with a 19:43.00 time in the 6,000-meter race at the Elon University Opener … Was the Spartans' second finisher at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational in the 5-mile run with a time of 26:18.70 … Ran the 8,000-meter distance twice on the year with times of 26:21.20 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals and 29:16.61 at the Southern Conference Championships … Closed out the year with a 32:59.50 time in the 10,000-meter race at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

2015 Outdoor Track & Field
Posted a time of 9:07.32 in the 3,000-meter race at the Wake Forest Open…Ran the 5,000-meter race in 16:09.28 at the Terrier Relays (Apr. 4)… also ran in the 400-meter event at the Raleigh Relays and posted a time of 55.02…ran the 1,500-meter race in 4:03.97 at the SoCon Championships 

2015 Indoor Track & Field
Ran a season-best one-mile in 4:28.37 at the SoCon Indoor Championships 

2014 Cross Country
Clocked a 16:20.00 in his best 5,000m of the season (Sept. 19)

2014 Outdoor Track & Field

Named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll … Posted a time of 2:01.60 in the 800-meter race at the Joe Hilton Invitational (April 12) … Turned in a time of 4:08.12 at the High Point VertKlasse Meet (April 4) in the 1,500-meter distance.

2014 Indoor Track & Field
Clocked a time of 2:00.18 in the 800-meter race at the UCS Invitational (Feb. 14) … Posted a time of 4:27.38 at the Hilton Garden Invitational (Jan. 31) in the mile run … Turned in a time of 9:25.07 in the 3,000-meter run at the Wake Forest Invitational (Jan. 11).

2013 Cross Country
Posted a time of 27:38.50 at the Royals Cross Country Challenge (Oct. 11) on the 8,000-meter course … Turned in times of 28:13.00 at the Elon Invitational (Sept. 14) and 28:22.70 at the Charlotte Invitational (Sept. 28).

High School
Four-year letterwinner in track and three-year letterwinner in cross country at Millbrook High School for coach Brian Schidewind … Four-time Academic All-Conference in track and three-time Academic All-Conference in cross country …. Earned All-Conference in both track and cross country for a year … Helped team to the fourth-place finish in the state meet in track in 2011 and a fourth place showing in the state cross country championships in 2012 … Also lettered in basketball … Earned the Millbrook High School Heart of a Champion Award and the Sportsmanship Award.

Full name is Dakarai Akil Shipp … Son of Larraine Bordeaux … Born July 29, 1995 … Majoring in kinesiology. 

Top Performances
Cross Country
5-Mile: 26:18.70 (Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, 10/2/15)
5k: 16:20.00 (Wolfpack Challenge, 9/19/14) 
6k: 19:38.00 (adidas XC Challenge, 9/16/16)

8k: 25:43.88 (SoCon Championships, 10/29/16)
10k: 32:50.30 (NCAA Southeast Regionals, 11/11/16)

Indoor Track & Field
800m: 2:00.18 (UCS Invitational, 2/14/14)
1,000m: 2:40.46 (Virginia Tech Invitational, 1/14/17)

Mile: 4:22.10 (Southern Conference Championships, 2/26/16)
3000m: 9:25.07 (Wake Forest Invitational, 1/11/14)

Outdoor Track & Field
400m: 57.33 (Coastal Carolina Invitational 3/13/15-3/14/15)

800m: 1:58.65 (Duke Invitational, 4/22/17)
1,500m: 3:58.89 (Duke Invitational, 4/22/16)
3,000m: 9:07.32 (Wake Forest Open 3/20/15-3/21/15)
5,000m: 15:46.22 (High Point VertKlasse, 4/1/16)

Year: Senior
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Millbrook
Experience: 1 Letter