Events: Mile (4:18.17), 3,000M (IN: 8:34.96; OUT: 9:10.56), 5,000M (IN: 15:05.24; OUT: 14:56.85), 10,000M (31:55.33)
Set personal bests in the 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters during the 2017 season ... Clocked an indoor personal best of 8 minutes, 34.96 seconds in the 3,000 meters at the Razorback Invitational where he placed 23rd in the event ... Won the 3k at the LSU Twilight meet with a run of 8:48.77 ... Finished runner-up at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a time of 8:35.51 ... Ran an indoor seasonal best of 15:08.02 for fifth place in the 5k at the Auburn Indoor Invitational ... Ran 4:28.12 in his only mile race of the indoor season at the Commodore Invitational ... Broke 15 minutes in the 5k for the first time during the outdoor season at the Beach Invitational where he crossed the finish line in 14:56.85 for sixth place to cap his Spring Break trip to California ... Opened the outdoor season by running 31:55.33 for third place in the 10,000 meters at the Louisiana Classics in his first collegiate race at the distance ... Also ran the 5k at the Battle on the Bayou (15:23.13), SEC Relays (15:38.03) and LSU Alumni Gold (15:49.21) during the outdoor season
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 15:17.26 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.