June 2, 2006
Coach Karen Robichaud has announced that Ryan Chastain from Mitchell, Ind., has signed to run cross country and track for Lipscomb University.
Chastain, 5-foot-11, 140 pounds, was an All-State cross country selection as a senior at Mitchell High School. He was also an Indiana cross country All-Star , finishing 14th in the IHSAA State Finals. As a junior he ran in the 1600 meters in the track state finals, finishing with a time of 4:24.8. In 2006 he ran a 4:23.03 mile on an indoor track.
He selected Lipscomb for "the great Christian atmosphere, the running opportunities, my running teammates and Coach Robichaud."
Chastain was also impressed with the engineering program. He plans to major in Engineering Mechanics.
He is the son of Kim and Darrin Chastain.