Kelly Stalpes  
Kelly Stalpes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plymouth, Minn.

High School:
Wayzata HS

Position:
Sprints/Hurdles

Experience:
SQ


05/31/2012

149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons

05/31/2012

Academic All-Big Ten Team Includes 37 Gopher Track & Field Student Athletes

This year's tally is the highest in team history.

05/26/2012

4x100-Meter Relay Team Earns NCAA Berth

The Gophers broke their own school record en route to qualifying.

05/25/2012

Dahl Advances to Quarterfinals at NCAA West Preliminary

Eight Gophers competed on Thursday.

05/22/2012

Gophers Travel to Texas for NCAA West Preliminary Round

The meet takes play May 24-26.

Career Highlights: NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor in the 400-meter hurdles (2010 and 2012) and 4x400m relay (2012) • ranks sixth in Gopher in the 400 hurdles with a time of 59.28 seconds.

2012 Season - Indoor: Competed in the 400 meters at the Big Ten Championships • placed fifth in the 200m and tenth in the 400m at the Jack Johnson Classic • ran a leg on the 4x400m relay team that placed third (3:50.26) at the Holiday Inn Invitational. Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary competitor in the 400-meter hurdles and 4x400-meter relay • finished sixth in the 400m hurdles at the Big Ten Championships (59.53) after running the sixth-best time in Minnesota history in prelims (59.28) • also competed in the 4x400m relay, finishing seventh with the No. 4 time in school history • finished second in the 400m hurdles at the Bulldog Invitational (1:00.13) • finished third at the Aztec Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten with a 4.0 GPA.

2011 Season - Indoor: Took third in the 600m (1:36.23) at the Minnesota Open. Outdoor:finished fifth in the 400m hurdles (1:00.60) at the LSU Gold meet • competed in the same event at the Big Ten championships and finished with a time of 1:00.26.

2010 Season - Indoor:Competed in five meets • led off the Gophers' 4x400m relay that placed fifth at the Big Ten meet • also competed in the 400 meters at Conference meet • clocked best 400m time of 56.83 seconds at Meyo Invitational • ran first leg of the 4x400m relay that finished fourth at the Iowa State Classic with the fourth-fastest relay time in school history (3:42.74).Outdoor:NCAA Preliminary Round competitor • advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals (1:01.09) • ran a time of 59.72 seconds in NCAA First Round • placed fifth in the Big Ten Championships (59.65) • won the Musco Twilight Meet title with a career-best time of 59.60, the fifth-fastest time in school history • anchored the 4x400-meter relay that placed fifth in Big Ten meet • ran the third leg of the 4x200-meter relay that finished fourth at the Drake Relays with a school-record time of 1:36.93 • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second varsity letter.

2009 Season - Indoor:Competed in six meets • ran her season-best time of 57.65 in the prelim of the 400 meters at the Big Ten Championships • placed third in the 60-meter hurdles at the Jack Johnson Classic in a time of 8.85 seconds, the ninth-best time in school history • also competed in the 4x400-meter relay.Outdoor:Advanced to the NCAA Midwest Region Championships in the 400-meter hurdles • clocked a time of 1:00.43 in the prelims • placed sixth in the event at the Big Ten meet (1:00.87) • ran the fifth-fastest 400-meter hurdles race in school history in winning the Sun Angel title in 59.97 seconds • won three 400m hurdles titles • ran lead-off leg of Hamline Unsaintly Meet 4x400-meter relay champions • honored as team's co-recipient of the Blue Collar Award • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • varsity letterwinner.

2008 Season:Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School:A 2007 graduate of Wayzata High School • high school coaches were Dave Emmans and Aaron Burndt • 2007 Minnesota AA state champion in the 100-meter hurdles (14.70) • led Wayzata to 2007 team title • placed seventh in 2005 for all-state honors • lettered four times in track, three times in gymnastics • a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal:Born May 12, 1989 • intends to major in biology • daughter of Mike and Pam Staples • has one younger sister, Emily.