The state’s returning Gatorade Boys Track & Field Player of the Year, the 5-foot-8, 147-pound senior won the 800-meter run at the All-State meet this past season, leading the Saints to an eighth-place finish as a team. At the time of his selection, Kipyego’s season-best 800 time of 1:50.71 at May’s Platinum PT Qualifier ranked No. 12 nationally among 2021 prep competitors. He also ranked in the Top 20 nationally in the 1,500-meter run with a personal-best time of 3:54.74 and he set the state record in the 800 (1:48.82) in July, 2020.
Kipyego has maintained an A-minus average in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Iowa State University this fall.
Kipyego has volunteered as part of multiple community service initiatives through his church youth group.