One of LSU’s top runners throughout the 2014 season … Placed 3rd with a time of 18:34.41 at the LSU Invitational … Tallied her second top-10 finish at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede, finishing in ninth place with a time of 18:11.6 … Finished in 20th place at the Rice Invitational with a time of 14:27.00 … Finished in the Top 60 with a time of 17:56.3 at the Chile Pepper Festival … Clocked a time of 18:53.45 for 86th place at the Crimson Classic … Crossed the line at the SEC Championships as LSU’s second-leading runner with a time of 22:20.15 for 90th place … Finished the season competing at the NCAA South Central Regional with a Top 100 finish, clocking 22:31.60.
Recorded a personal-best 6K time of 23:29.8 at the NCAA South Central regional, placing 103rd … Competed in the SEC Championships where she placed 104th, clocking 23:47.93 … Ran in the Mountain Dew Invitational where she timed 23:58.4 and placed 93rd … Ran in the McNeese Stampede, placing 12th with a time of 19:25.86 … Competed in the Chile Pepper Festival, placing 115th with a time of 19:45.6 … Improved her 5K personal best at the Crimson Classic, clocking 19:11.63 and placing 102nd.
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2012.
PRIOR TO LSU
A three-sport athlete in high school, competing in cross country, track and cheerleading … Was involved in student council, where she served as secretary … Also a member of the National Honor Society before attending LSU.
Full name is Chaiss Elizabeth Matthews … Born on Aug. 12, 1994 … Parents are Todd and Sally Matthews … Has a brother named Josh and a sister named Ashton, both of whom attended LSU … Majoring in biology at LSU.