|High School:||St. Paul's School|
Events: Mile (4:18.17), 3,000M (IN: 8:37.67; OUT: 9:10.56), 5,000M (IN: 15:05.24; OUT: 15:13.98)
Lettered for the Tigers during the outdoor season after running the 5,000 meters at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the first time in his collegiate career ... Crossed the finish line in 36th place with a time of 15 minutes, 17.26 seconds in his debut appearance at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Finished runner-up in the 5k at the LSU Invitational with an outdoor personal best of 15:13.98 ... Followed a sixth-place finish at the Battle on the Bayou (15:36.04) with a fourth-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold (15:16.40) ... Opened the outdoor season by running 9:10.56 for 10th place in the 3,000 meters at Miami's Hurricane Twilight ... Won the 3k at the LSU Twilight during the indoor season with a seasonal-best time of 8:42.44 ... Placed third in the event at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a run of 8:52.59 ... Earned two second-place finishes in the 5k during the indoor season at the Power Five Conference Clash with a seasonal-best time of 15:21.03 and LSU High Performance Meet with a time of 15:24.99 ... Ran the mile in his indoor opener at the Purple Tiger Invitational, placing eighth overall with a time of 4:27.33.
Competed for the Tigers during the 2015 indoor season … Ran the mile, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters in his debut season indoors … Clocked a personal best of 4:18.17 in a 24th-place finish in the mile at Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Memorial … Placed fifth in the mile at the LSU Twilight with a time of 4:27.47 … Also ran the mile at the Iowa State Classic, clocking 4:23.72 for 49th place … Ran a seasonal best of 8:37.67 for 16th place in the 3,000 meters at the Razorback Invitational … Also ran the 3k at the Auburn Indoor Invitational, posting a time of 8:43.68 for 12th place … Opened the season by running a personal best of 15:05.24 for third place in the 5k at the LSU Indoor Invitational … Clocked 15:23.60 for 17th place at the Rod McCravy Memorial and 15:16.41 for 36th place at the Iowa State Classic in the 5,000 meters … Redshirted during the outdoor season … Ran an outdoor seasonal best of 15:38.91 in the 5,000 meters at the LSU Invitational while running unattached.
PRIOR TO LSU
Joined the Tigers after breaking the Louisiana Class 5A state meet record in the 3,200 meters with a gold-medal-winning time of 9:20.50 at the 2014 Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 5A State Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Was back-to-back state Class 5A champion in the 3,200 meters as a junior in 2013 and as a senior in 2014 … Helped lead St. Paul’s School to the 2013 Class 5A state cross country championship in his final cross country season at the high school level … Competed at the New Balance Nationals during his junior season.
Full name is Don Charles Lipani … Born on March 11, 1996 … Parents are Stephen and Lauren Lipani … Majoring in kinesiology.