Competed in all seven races for the 2017 season … Had a top-five team finish in all but one race … Recorded four-consecutive Top 70 finishes to commence his final season … Notched his season-best finish at the New Orleans Invitational (5k) with an 11th-place finish … Earned 22nd-place at the LSU Invitational (6k), recording a time of 18:36.69 … Ended his senior season at the NCAA South Central Regional (10k) finishing in 72nd-place.
Finished in the top-90 individually in each meet he competed in the 2016 season … Recorded his best finish at the LSU Invitational as he placed ninth with a time of 15 minutes, 53.60 seconds on the 5k course at Highland Road Park … Also earned a top-10 finish in his season opener at the McNeese State Relays as he teamed with Harrison Martingayle for a fifth-place team finish after running 26:26 for 8k ... Placed 88th at the Texas A&M Invitational and 87th at the Crimson Classic ... Was LSU's No. 2 finisher at the SEC Championships as he ran an 8k time of 25:57.90 for 58th place overall at the Agri Park XC Course in Fayetteville, Arkansas ... Wrapped up his junior season with an 82nd-place finish in the NCAA South Central Regional Championships, recording a time of 32:44.80 in the 10k course.
Began his sophomore with top-10 performances at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Festival and LSU Invitational … Set a personal-best 5k time of 16 minutes, 13.15 seconds at the LSU Invitational … Finished in the Top 115 at the Texas A&M Invitational with a time of 26:11.6 … Placed in the Top 100 at the Crimson Classic clocking 26:18.24 … Wrapped up the season at the SEC Championships with a time of 27:05.4 for 111th place.
Emerged as one of LSU’s top runners while competing in all seven meets during his true freshman season … Named SEC Freshman Cross Country Runner of the Week after his solid performance in finishing 23rd at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede … Clocked 20:46.8 on the four-mile course at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede … Made his collegiate debut as a Tiger at the Rice Invitational, placing 59th with a time of 18:41 … Cracked the Top 10 at the LSU Invitational, finishing in eighth place overall … Clocked 26:56.51 at the Crimson Classic for a Top 100 finish … Competed at the 2014 SEC Cross Country Championships, finishing 92nd with a time of 26:56.95 … Ended his first season clocking 32:21.30 for 105th place at the NCAA South Central Regional.
PRIOR TO LSU
Standout runner from Mandeville, Louisiana … Broke the state 3,200-meter record, clocking 9 minutes, 20 seconds his senior season at the state track and field championships … Back-to-back state champion in the 3,200 meters in 2013 and 2014 … Helped St. Paul’s High School win the 2013 cross country state championship … Competed at the New Balance Nationals his junior year.
Full name is Don Charles Lipani … Born on March 11, 1996 … Parents are Stephen and Lauren Lipani … Plans to major in finance at LSU.