Position
Distance
Height
5'9
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Arnaudville, La.
Major
International Trade & Finance
High School
Beau Chene HS

Events: Mile (4:16.51), 3,000M (IN: 8:20.32; OUT: 8:30.10), 5,000M (IN: 14:29.11; OUT: 14:43.90), 10,000M (30:28.04)

CAREER CAPSULE
A three-time letterwinner indoors and outdoors in his five seasons with the Tigers from 2008-12 … Wrapped up his collegiate career No. 8 in the 3,000 meters (8:20.32) indoors and No. 9 in the 10,000 meters (30:28.04) outdoors on LSU’s all-time performance list … Graduated from LSU in May 2012 with a degree in international trade and finance.

2012
Competed in two meets during the indoor season … Opened the campaign by running 8 minutes, 41.16 seconds for fifth place in the 3,000 meters at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener … Did not finish the 5,000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Did not compete during the outdoor season.

2011
One of LSU’s leading distance runners throughout the 2011 season … Earned a 12th-place finish in the 5,000-meter run at the SEC Indoor Championships with his time of 14:46.29 … Set a new lifetime personal best in the 5,000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational while clocking 14:29.11 to take 11th place in the event … Moved into the No. 8 spot on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the 5,000 meters after posting a PR in New York … Also set a lifetime PR of 8:20.32 in the 3,000 meters with his 16th-place finish in the invitational race at the Razorback Invitational … Won the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight with a time of 8:27.85 … Kicked off the indoor season by taking third place in the 3k at the Purple Tiger Invitational (8:53.39) … Ran 4:17.79 in his only appearance in the mile during the 2011 season … Took 17th place in the college division at the Tyson Invitational … Opened the outdoor season with a win in the 1,500 meters at the Louisiana Classics with a time of 3:57.08 … Set an outdoor PR of 14:43.90 in the 5,000 meters with his victory at the LSU Tiger Relays … Clocked 14:48.92 for a finish of 31st place at the Penn Relays … Ran 15:19.17 to take third place in the 5,000 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Made one appearance in the 800 meters during the outdoor season, clocking 2:02.09 in a 22nd place at the Louisiana Classics … Ran the second leg on LSU’s foursome that took eight place in the 4×1,500-meter relay at the Texas Relays with a time of 16:08.06 … Honored as LSU’s Cross Country Runner of the Year during the second-annual LSU Track & Field Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet held in April … Recognized for his effort in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in his career … Was an LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup recipient at the Tiger Athletic Foundation Academic Excellence Gala.

2010
Earned varsity letters during the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2010 … Set personal bests in four different events during his sophomore season … Established new indoor personal bests in the mile (4:16.51), 3,000 meters (8:30.10) and 5,000 meters (14:39.79) … PRs in the mile and 3,000 meters were set at the Tyson Invitational … Set his indoor PR in the 5,000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Did not finish the 5,000 meters at the SEC Indoor Championships … Won the 3,000 meters during his outdoor season opener at the Louisiana Classics with a new outdoor personal best of 8:29.08 … Earned a 24th place finish in the 5,000 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a new outdoor personal best of 14:47.87 … Did not finish the 10,000-meter race at the SEC Outdoor meet … Made his collegiate debut in the 10,000 meters at the Penn Relays, where he set an impressive best of 30:28.04 to finish in 14th place … His performance in the 10,000 meters at the Penn Relays ranked No. 9 on LSU’s all-time outdoor performance list at the end of the 2010 season … Won the 5,000 meters at the LSU Tiger Relays with a time of 14:49.90 … Ran the third leg on LSU’s 4×1,500-meter relay team that earned a fourth-place finish at the Texas Relays with the third-fastest time in school history at 15:32.74 … Teamed with Michael Florek, Sadiki White and Alan Sticker to run 15:32.74 … Competed in a total of 11 meets during his sophomore campaign … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

2009
Lettered for the Tigers during the indoor season … Competed in the 5,000 meters at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships where he did not finish the race … Recorded an indoor personal best of 15:03.42 in the 5,000 meters at the SEC/Big12 Challenge during the indoor season … Also competed in the 5k at the Tyson Invitational (15:33.80) where he finished in ninth place … Also competed in the mile and 3,000 meters during the indoor campaign … Recorded top times of 4:24.16 in the mile and 8:49.63 in the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight … Competed in the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters during the outdoor season … Clocked bests of 4:00.05 in the 1,500 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold and 14:50.25 in the 5,000 meters at the Sun Angel Classic.

2008
Received a redshirt during the 2008 season.

PRIOR TO LSU
A standout distance runner at Beau Chene High School in Amaudville, La. … Led his squad to a state championship as a sophomore in 2005 … Joined the LSU program with personal bests of 4:23 in the 1,600 meters and 9:35 in the 3,200 meters.

PERSONAL
Full name is Richard Francis Chautin … Born on March 31, 1989 … Parents are Myran and Karen Chautin … Has two older brothers, Andy and Justin … Graduated from LSU in May 2012 with a degree in international trade and finance.

 

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