Events: 400M (IN: 51.03; OUT: 50.16), 800M (IN: 1:52.93; OUT: 1:51.41)
Lined up in the 800 meters at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships for the second time in three seasons ... Placed 23rd in 800-meter qualifying at the SEC Indoor meet with an indoor seasonal best of 1 minute, 53.20 seconds in the preliminary round ... Won the 800-meter title at the LSU High Performance Meet during the indoor season with a run of 1:56.06 ... Finished second at the LSU Twilight (1:53.82), third at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (1:54.49) and 18th at the Power Five Conference Clash (1:55.05) while running the 800 meters indoors ... Ran the 400-meter leg of LSU's winning distance medley relay at the Bayou Bengal Invitational where the Tigers ran 10:51.95 ... Opened the outdoor season by running a seasonal-best time of 1:52.07 in a fourth-place finish at Miami's Hurricane Twilight ... Followed by finishing 17th at the Battle on the Bayou (1:53.34) and 16th at the LSU Alumni Gold (1:54.01) ... Honored for his academic performance as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.
A standout 800-meter runner in his second season with the Tigers in 2015 … Smashed his personal bests during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Raced to an indoor personal record of 1:52.93 in an eighth-place finish at the Razorback Invitational … Ended the indoor season with a third-place finish in the 800 meters at the LSU Twilight (1:56.53) … Placed fourth in the event at both the LSU Indoor Invitational (1:57.56) and LSU High Performance Meet (1:54.14) during the indoor season … Also ran the 800 meters indoors at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (1:58.12) and Rod McCravy Memorial (1:55.02) … Ran the 400-meter leg on LSU's winning distance medley relay team at the Auburn Indoor Invitational where the Tigers ran 10:28.07 … Opened the outdoor season by running 1:53.26 for fourth place in the 800 meters at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette … Followed by running back-to-back lifetime PRs of 1:52.19 for a second-place finish in the B section at the LSU Alumni Gold and 1:51.41 for an 11th-place finish at the LSU Invitational … Also anchored the Tigers to victory in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:12.23 at the LSU Invitational in the team's regular-season finale … Also anchored the Tigers to a win in the mile relay at the Louisiana Classics with a time of 3:17.53.
An 800-meter specialist during his true freshman season indoors with the Tigers in 2014 … Clocked a lifetime personal best of 1:53.91 in a fifth-place finish in the 800 meters at the Texas A&M Triangular … Ran a banked-track converted time of 1:53.94 in a runner-up finish at the LSU Twilight … Placed 26th in 800-meter qualifying in his debut at the SEC Indoor Championships, clocking 1:55.60 in the preliminary round … Split 49.73 seconds on the 400-meter leg of LSU's distance medley relay team that took 10th place at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 9:54.00 … Also ran the 800 meters at the Aggie Invitational (1:54.74), Auburn Indoor Invitational (1:55.77) and Tyson Invitational (1:57.40) during the indoor season … Received a redshirt during the outdoor season … Ran outdoor seasonal bests of 50.28 in the 400 meters at the Battle on the Bayou and 1:55.39 in the 800 meters at the LSU Invitational while competing unattached.
PRIOR TO LSU
A four-year letterwinner in track and field and cross country during his prep career at Catholic High School under the direction of head coach Pete Boudreaux … A member of seven state championship teams on the track at Catholic High School … Helped guide Catholic High School to four-straight indoor state championships from 2010-13 and three outdoor state championships in four years in 2010, 2011 and 2013 … An 800-meter specialist who set a personal best of 1:55.37 in the event … Was the indoor and outdoor state runner-up in the 800 meters during his prep career … Helped Catholic High School set the indoor state record in the 4x800-meter relay during the 2013 indoor season as a state champion in the event … Also a member of indoor and outdoor state champion 4x400-meter relay teams during his senior season in 2013 … Was a six-time indoor state champion during his prep career.
Full name is Matthew Patrick Rhorer … Born on Dec. 7, 1994 … Parents are Paul and Christine Rhorer … Has an older brother, Michael … Majoring in information systems and decision science (ISDS).