Father knows best, at least in Shalaya Kipp's case

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  • nothegame Saratoga Springs, UT
    July 2, 2012 8:36 p.m.

    Nice article good luck in the olympics

  • VIDAR Murray, UT
    July 2, 2012 3:16 p.m.

    Salt Lake City, UT

    obviously even in cross country the judges get in the way of winning.
    They should track down the judge, and inteview him/her about disquialifying a future olympian at a state cross country meet for not wearing gym shorts right.
    Find out what he/she is doing today

  • Sasha Pachev Provo, UT
    July 2, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    Few people have proper understanding of the combination of talent and hard work that it takes to make the Olympic team. There are only THREE people in the entire United States in each event that get to go. Very very few athletes get to make it even just to the Olympic Trials. The guy that wipes out the field in a competitive local 5 K may still be a good minute away from just qualifying for the Trials. Out of those who qualified, you have to beat everybody except two to make the team. It is not a matter of dedicating yourself for three months "to get ready". This preparation takes years and will accept no exceptions or excuses. And then the stars have to align on the day of the race. A minor cold, for example, is often enough to lose a few precious seconds that are desperately needed to make that top three because everybody you are racing knows how to make it hurt as well as you.

    Congratulations to Shalaya on making the team.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    July 2, 2012 8:06 a.m.

    "A judge at the state cross country championships disqualified her because her shorts were rolled at the waistband and rules state uniforms "must be worn as the manufacturer intended" to be legal."

    Egads. What a miserable existence that judge must live.

  • DaveRL OGDEN, UT
    July 2, 2012 6:44 a.m.

    I saw it on TV, congrats to her and the best of luck in London, I have a feeling she will do well.