Reggie

Dardar

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Sprints
Height: 5'10"
Class: Senior
City/State: Cecilia, La.
High School: Cecilia HS
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

Event: 400M (IN: 46.11; OUT: 45.86)

3-time NCAA Champion
4-time All-American
2-time NCAA Mideast Regional Champion
3-time SEC Champion
7-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Wrapped up his career as a three-time NCAA champion and four-time All-American as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team ... Helped the Tigers win back-to-back relay titles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2005 and 2006, as well as the title at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2006 ... Ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that set the collegiate record of 2:59.59 at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2005 ... Also ran the second leg on the squad that set the indoor school record with a time of 3:04.01 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2006 ... Won an individual SEC title in the open quarter at the 2007 SEC Indoor Championships in Lexington, Ky. ... Clocked an indoor personal best and the fifth-fastest indoor time in school history at 46.11 in the conference final that season ... Finished his collegiate career with an overall personal best of 45.86 in the 400 meters ... Competed in the 400 meters at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships and 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships.

2008
Earned all-conference honors during his senior season as a member of LSU’s 4x400-meter relay ... Anchored the squad to a second-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships with an indoor seasonal-best time of 3:07.79 ... Was an NCAA Championships qualifier during the outdoor season as a member of the relay ... Anchored the team to a 13th-place finish in qualifying at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:07.11) ... Ran the second leg on the foursome that finished runner-up at the Texas Relays with a seasonal-best time of 3:04.33 ... Team placed sixth at the SEC Outdoor Championships (3:06.20) ... Individually, was an NCAA Mideast Regional participant in the 400 meters ... Wrapped up his collegiate career in the 400 meters with an 11th-place finish in the event at the regional meet, clocking a time of 47.20 in his preliminary heat ... Recorded a seasonal-best time of 46.85 to win the event title at the Willie Williams Classic in his outdoor season opener ... Was the eighth-place finisher in the open quarter at the SEC Outdoor Championships (46.92) ... Also ran the 400 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold (47.05) during the outdoor season ... Clocked an indoor seasonal best of 47.55 at the Tyson Invitational ... Finished 13th in the 400 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships after crossing the finish line in 47.61 ... Also competed at the Razorback Invitational (48.18) and New Balance Collegiate Invitational (47.89) ... Ran the 400-meter leg on the sprint medley relay team that captured the Championship of America title at the 114th Penn Relays in 3:16.68.

2007
Anchored the Tigers' 1,600-meter relay team to All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... Teamed with Siraj Williams, Isa Phillips and Armanti Hayes to carry the stick around the track in a seasonal-best time of 3:02.97 in the national final ... Marked his fourth career All-America honor as a member of the long relay ... Was a participant in the 400 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, finishing the meet in 15th place ... Clocked an outdoor seasonal-best time of 46.68 at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Earned a 13th-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Won his first career individual SEC title in the open quarter during the indoor season ... Crossed the finish line at the SEC Indoor Championships with an indoor PR and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 46.11 ... Moved him into the No. 5 spot on the school's all-time indoor performance list ... Anchored the 4x400-meter relay team to all-conference honors during the indoor season with a second-place finish at the SEC meet ... Was a participant in the 400 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Finished 15th at the indoor national meet with a preliminary time of 47.64 ... Nearly won the 400-meter title at the prestigious New Balance Collegiate Invitational, finishing in second place with a time of 46.24 ... Finished just one one-hundredth of a second behind NCAA champion Ricardo Chambers of Florida State with the then second-fastest indoor time in the world.

2006
Was a key member of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team that captured a pair of national titles at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships ... Was part of the 4x400 team that went undefeated through the outdoor season, sweeping titles at the SEC Championships (3:05.98), NCAA Mideast Regional (3:02.30) and NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:01.58) ... Ran the second leg as the team combined to clock a school record of 3:04.01 at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Earned two All-America honors and a pair of All-SEC honors during the season ... Individually, was an NCAA Championship qualifier in the outdoor 400 meters after a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional with a mark of 45.88 ... Finished 13th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 46.78 ... Narrowly missed earning individual All-SEC honors by finishing third at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 46.41 ... Clocked a personal-best time of 45.86 in the event at the Tiger Classic ... Top indoor time was 47.42 in his preliminary heat at the SEC Championships.

2005
An integral member of the 4x400-meter relay team, he helped the Tigers to a national title and collegiate record in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Ran the leadoff leg as the foursome that combined to clock a sizzling 2:59.59 ... Time was just the third sub three-minute performance in NCAA history and the first since the 1988 season ... Also ran on LSU’s 4x400 relays that captured the NCAA Mideast Regional crown (3:03.30) and All-SEC honors (3:02.95) ... Also earned all-conference accolades as a member of the relay team during the indoor season ... Individually, was an NCAA Regional qualifier in the 400 meters ... Finished 13th at that meet with a time of 47.04 ... Turned in a personal-best effort of 46.52 in the event at the Tiger Relays ... Clocked 46.77 at the Sun Angel Classic ... Top indoor time was 47.75 at the SEC Championships.

PRIOR TO LSU
Lettered in track and football at Cecilia High School in Cecilia, La. ... A three-time Louisiana state champion in the 400 meters, he won both the indoor and outdoor titles as a senior ... Named his team's Most Outstanding Performer ... Came to LSU with PRs of 47.60 in the 400 meters and 21.48 in the 200 meters ... Also an Academic All-America selection.

PERSONAL
Full name is Reginald Dardar ... Born on Oct. 23, 1985 ... Son of Armand and Aline Dardar ... Has an older brother, Derrick ... Uncle, Ramsey Dardar, was an All-SEC defensive tackle on the LSU football team in 1982.

 

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