Position
Sprints
Height
5'10
Class
Redshirt
Hometown
Cecilia, La.
High School
Cecilia HS

Event: 400M (IN: 46.11; OUT: 45.86)

3-time NCAA Champion
4-time All-American
2-time NCAA Mideast Regional Champion
3-time SEC Champion
7-time All-SEC

CAREER CAPSULE
Wrapped up his career as a three-time NCAA champion and four-time All-American as a member of LSU’s 4×400-meter relay team … Helped the Tigers win back-to-back relay titles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2005 and 2006, as well as the title at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2006 … Ran the leadoff leg on the foursome that set the collegiate record of 2:59.59 at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2005 … Also ran the second leg on the squad that set the indoor school record with a time of 3:04.01 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2006 … Won an individual SEC title in the open quarter at the 2007 SEC Indoor Championships in Lexington, Ky. … Clocked an indoor personal best and the fifth-fastest indoor time in school history at 46.11 in the conference final that season … Finished his collegiate career with an overall personal best of 45.86 in the 400 meters … Competed in the 400 meters at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships and 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships.

2008
Earned all-conference honors during his senior season as a member of LSU’s 4×400-meter relay … Anchored the squad to a second-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships with an indoor seasonal-best time of 3:07.79 … Was an NCAA Championships qualifier during the outdoor season as a member of the relay … Anchored the team to a 13th-place finish in qualifying at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:07.11) … Ran the second leg on the foursome that finished runner-up at the Texas Relays with a seasonal-best time of 3:04.33 … Team placed sixth at the SEC Outdoor Championships (3:06.20) … Individually, was an NCAA Mideast Regional participant in the 400 meters … Wrapped up his collegiate career in the 400 meters with an 11th-place finish in the event at the regional meet, clocking a time of 47.20 in his preliminary heat … Recorded a seasonal-best time of 46.85 to win the event title at the Willie Williams Classic in his outdoor season opener … Was the eighth-place finisher in the open quarter at the SEC Outdoor Championships (46.92) … Also ran the 400 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold (47.05) during the outdoor season … Clocked an indoor seasonal best of 47.55 at the Tyson Invitational … Finished 13th in the 400 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships after crossing the finish line in 47.61 … Also competed at the Razorback Invitational (48.18) and New Balance Collegiate Invitational (47.89) … Ran the 400-meter leg on the sprint medley relay team that captured the Championship of America title at the 114th Penn Relays in 3:16.68.

2007
Anchored the Tigers’ 1,600-meter relay team to All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships … Teamed with Siraj Williams, Isa Phillips and Armanti Hayes to carry the stick around the track in a seasonal-best time of 3:02.97 in the national final … Marked his fourth career All-America honor as a member of the long relay … Was a participant in the 400 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, finishing the meet in 15th place … Clocked an outdoor seasonal-best time of 46.68 at the LSU Alumni Gold … Earned a 13th-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Won his first career individual SEC title in the open quarter during the indoor season … Crossed the finish line at the SEC Indoor Championships with an indoor PR and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 46.11 … Moved him into the No. 5 spot on the school’s all-time indoor performance list … Anchored the 4×400-meter relay team to all-conference honors during the indoor season with a second-place finish at the SEC meet … Was a participant in the 400 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Finished 15th at the indoor national meet with a preliminary time of 47.64 … Nearly won the 400-meter title at the prestigious New Balance Collegiate Invitational, finishing in second place with a time of 46.24 … Finished just one one-hundredth of a second behind NCAA champion Ricardo Chambers of Florida State with the then second-fastest indoor time in the world.

2006
Was a key member of LSU’s 4×400-meter relay team that captured a pair of national titles at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships … Was part of the 4×400 team that went undefeated through the outdoor season, sweeping titles at the SEC Championships (3:05.98), NCAA Mideast Regional (3:02.30) and NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:01.58) … Ran the second leg as the team combined to clock a school record of 3:04.01 at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Earned two All-America honors and a pair of All-SEC honors during the season … Individually, was an NCAA Championship qualifier in the outdoor 400 meters after a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Mideast Regional with a mark of 45.88 … Finished 13th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 46.78 … Narrowly missed earning individual All-SEC honors by finishing third at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a mark of 46.41 … Clocked a personal-best time of 45.86 in the event at the Tiger Classic … Top indoor time was 47.42 in his preliminary heat at the SEC Championships.

2005
An integral member of the 4×400-meter relay team, he helped the Tigers to a national title and collegiate record in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Ran the leadoff leg as the foursome that combined to clock a sizzling 2:59.59 … Time was just the third sub three-minute performance in NCAA history and the first since the 1988 season … Also ran on LSU’s 4×400 relays that captured the NCAA Mideast Regional crown (3:03.30) and All-SEC honors (3:02.95) … Also earned all-conference accolades as a member of the relay team during the indoor season … Individually, was an NCAA Regional qualifier in the 400 meters … Finished 13th at that meet with a time of 47.04 … Turned in a personal-best effort of 46.52 in the event at the Tiger Relays … Clocked 46.77 at the Sun Angel Classic … Top indoor time was 47.75 at the SEC Championships.

PRIOR TO LSU
Lettered in track and football at Cecilia High School in Cecilia, La. … A three-time Louisiana state champion in the 400 meters, he won both the indoor and outdoor titles as a senior … Named his team’s Most Outstanding Performer … Came to LSU with PRs of 47.60 in the 400 meters and 21.48 in the 200 meters … Also an Academic All-America selection.

PERSONAL
Full name is Reginald Dardar … Born on Oct. 23, 1985 … Son of Armand and Aline Dardar … Has an older brother, Derrick … Uncle, Ramsey Dardar, was an All-SEC defensive tackle on the LSU football team in 1982.

 

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