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Chaiss Matthews
Position: Distance
Height: 5'3"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: College Station, Texas
High School: A&M Consolidated HS
Major: Biology
Born: 08/12/1994
Chaiss Matthews - Bio TF
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/28/2015

Events: 1,500M (4:42.81), Mile (4:57.44), 3,000M (IN: 10:01.99; OUT: 10:23.46), 5,000M (18:26.08)

2015
Lined up in the 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the first time in her collegiate career … Clocked a seasonal-best time of 4 minutes, 45.64 seconds for 33rd place in the 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships held in Starkville, Mississippi … Won the B section of the 1,500 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold with a season-opening time of 4:46.02 … Also clocked 4:46.33 for 21st place in the event at the LSU Invitational in the team’s regular-season finale … Competed in both the mile and 3,000 meters during the indoor season … Opened her indoor season by running a seasonal-best time of 5:01.36 for 16th place in the mile at the Auburn Indoor Invitational … Led off LSU’s distance medley relay team to a win at the Auburn Indoor Invitational with a time of 11:35.51 … Also ran the leadoff 1,200-meter leg on the DMR that clocked the sixth-fastest time in school history at 11:25.98 for sixth place at the Rod McCravy Memorial … Raced to a lifetime personal best of 10:01.99 for 18th place in the 3k at the Razorback Invitational … Also lined up in the 3,000 meters at the Rod McCravy Memorial (10:05.26) in the indoor season … Capped her 2015 season by graduating from LSU with her degree in biology following the spring semester.

2014
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 5:04.22 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 … Honored for her outstanding performance in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her career.

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.

PERSONAL
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 … Graduated from LSU in May 2015 with her degree in biology.

 

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