Events: 1,500M (4:42.81), Mile (4:57.44), 3,000M (OUT: 10:23.46), 5,000M (18:26.08)
A letterwinner in her debut season indoors while competing primarily in the mile … Finished in 21st place in mile qualifying at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships while running 5 minutes, 4.22 seconds in the preliminary round … Led off the Lady Tigers’ distance medley relay team with a 3:34.11 split on the 1,200-meter leg as the team finished in 11th place with a time of 11:44.78 at the SEC Indoor Championships … Also led off LSU’s distance medley relay team to wins at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (11:58.73) and Texas A&M Triangular (11:53.18) … Raced to a personal best of 4:57.44 in a fourth-place finish in the mile at the Texas A&M Triangular … Also broke five minutes in the mile with a time of 4:57.84 for fourth place at the Aggie Invitational also held at Texas A&M … Also ran the mile indoors at the Auburn Indoor Invitational (5:00.76) and Tyson Invitational (5:03.03) … Competed in the 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters during the outdoor season … Opened the outdoor season with a personal-best run of 4:42.81 for third place in the 1,500 meters at the Tulane Team Invitational … Also won the 3k at the Tulane Team Invitational with a time of 10:36.26 … Raced to a personal best of 10:23.46 for 10th place in the 3k at the Battle on the Bayou … Ran her second-fastest 1,500 meters of the outdoor season with a time of 4:45.98 for 10th place at the Battle on the Bayou … Also ran the 1,500 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (4:48.72) and LSU Invitational (4:51.61) … Finished runner-up in the 3k at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a run of 10:33.94 … Set a personal best of 18:26.08 in the 5k with a third-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold.
PRIOR TO LSU
Was a varsity letterwinner in track and field, cross country and cheerleading during her prep career at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas … Set personal bests of 2:21 in the 800 meters and 5:12 in the 1,600 meters during her high school career … Crowned the district champion in the 800 meters in 2011 … Won a pair of district silver medals in the 3,200 meters in 2010 and 1,600 meters in 2011 … Showed great range as a middle distance and distance runner.
Full name is Chaiss Elizabeth Matthews … Born on Aug. 12, 1994 … Parents are Todd and Sally Matthews … Has an older brother, Josh, and an older sister, Ashton, who both attend LSU … Majoring in biology.