LSU Gold
Position
Distance
Height
5'8
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Houma, La.
High School
Vandebilt Catholic HS
Experience
1L

Ella Chesnut’s TFRRSXC profile (for top performances and meet results)

2023 USTFCCCA South Central All-Region
2023 All-LSWA Women’s Cross-Country Team
2022-23 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2023 (SOPHOMORE)
Completing yet another stellar cross-country season, Chesnut finished the year as just the third Tiger in program history to reach the NCAA Championships… at the NCAA Championships she finished with a 6k time of 21:28.7 in 196th place… finished in fourth at the NCAA South Central Regional with a personal-best time of 20:18.4 in the 6k… her fourth-place finish at regionals made her the highest regional finisher in program history, and gave her USTFCCCA All-Region honors… scored six times for LSU and was the highest finisher for the Tigers at four different meets… opened the season with a season-best second-place finish in the 4k at the UNO Opener with a PR of 13:44.0… took third at the FSU Invitational with a personal-best 5k time of 17:21.5… finished 35th in the 6k at the SEC Championships.

2022 (FRESHMAN)
Finished top-10 at three of five meets competed in… took seventh in her first collegiate meet with a time of 13:46.0 in the UNO Opener 4k… clocked a time of 17:36.3 in the 5k at the LSU Invitational to take fourth place… ran a 5k personal-best time of 17:25.7 at the FSU Invitational to finish fifth… scored for the Tigers at the SEC Championships with a personal-best time of 21:17.6 in the 6k… finished in 36th to score for the Tigers at the NCAA South Central Regional Championship with a time of 21:24.5 in the 6k.

PRIOR TO LSU – Vandebilt Catholic HS
Competed for Vandebilt Catholic HS… took home the 2021 Louisiana Class 4A State title, winning the 1600, 3200, and 4×800-meter relay… won the state 4A cross country title in 2021, taking 19th place as an individual… held a PR of 10:49 in the 3200m and 5:12 in the one mile.

PERSONAL
Born on August 6th, 2004 in Houma, LA… daughter of Alain and Stacey Chesnut… has two sisters, Charlotte and Grace, and one brother, Jack… plans to pursue a degree in finance at LSU.

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