LSU Gold
Baton Rouge, La.
Previous School
Texas A&M
High School
Episcopal HS

Events: 3,000M (9:09.33), 5,000M (16:21.74)

Competed in four meets for the Tigers in 2010 … Lowered his indoor personal best in the 3,000 meters by more than nine seconds with a seasonal-best time of 9:09.33 in a fifth-place finish at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Also finished in 11th place in the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight (9:10.19) … Ran the mile at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier, where he finished in fourth place with a time of 4:40.49 … Competed in the 1,500 meters in one meet in the outdoor season … Earned a sixth-place finish in the B section at the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:21.51 … Was a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in his career.

Competed in five meets during the 2009 season … Opened the 2009 indoor season by running the 3,000 meters at the Purple Tiger Classic, finishing 10th in the event with a personal-best time of 9:18.42 … Also ran the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight (9:19.31) … Finished seventh in the mile at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier with a time of 4:38.32 … Competed in the 5,000 meters at two meets during the outdoor season … Ran the 5,000 meters at the LSU Tiger Relays (16:42.67) and LSU Alumni Gold (16:21.74) … Was named a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and a recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup in 2009.

Did not compete in his first season with the Tigers after transferring to LSU from Texas A&M … A recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Director’s Cup for his academic performance in 2008.

A standout distance runner at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge … Was a four-time all-state performer in cross country from 2002-05 and an all-state selection in track in 2006 … Won an individual state title in cross country in 2005 … Was named the Class 2A MVP at the state meet in 2006 … Led his team to four state cross country titles from 2002-05 … Team also swept indoor and outdoor state titles in 2004 and won an indoor crown in 2005 … Came to LSU with personal bests of 4:23 in the 1,600 meters, 9:44 in the 3,200 meters and 15:25 in the three-mile race.

Full name is Sean Webb Swanner … Born on Dec. 21, 1987 … Parents are John and Sherry Swanner … Has an older brother, Matt, and an older sister, Allison … Father and brother are graduates of LSU … Was a National Merit Scholar and a National AP Scholar in high school … Majoring in international studies.


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