After sitting out 2009, was best Tiger runner in 2010, collecting three consecutive top-five finishes to begin the season ... Named to 2010 All-Louisiana team by LSWA ... Won the individual title at the season-opening MSU Invitational with an 8k time of 24:41.13 ... Paced the Tigers in all six of their races, including strong performances at the Chile Pepper Festival where he placed 73rd with a 10k time of 31:16.82 and the 10k NCAA South Central Regional, clocking a 31:20.30 while finishing 31st.
Reshirted in 2009.
Led the Tigers in the 8K Tiger Invitational at Auburn with a time of 24:11.64 ... Finished first among all Tiger runners at the 8K SEC Championships in Starkville, finishing in 25:17.26 ... Finished sixth at the LSU Invitational, finishing in a time of 25:31.8
Turned in a solid freshman campaign for the Tiger harriers ... Competed in all six of LSU's races ... Recorded his best 8K time of the season (26:23.73) at the SEC Championships ... Ran his fastest 10K at the Chile Pepper Festival where he clocked 33:29.4 ... Had the first top-10 finish of his career at the Tiger Festival, placing ninth overall.
Full name is Richard Francis Chautin ... Born on March 31, 1989 ... Parents are Myran and Karen Chautin ... Has two older brothers, Andy and Justin ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.