2008-09 Men's Track & Field
Cormac Carolan-Tolbert Middle Distance
Hunter Hethcoat Middle Distance
Andrew Jones Middle Distance
Benton Reed Distance
Aaron Todd Middle Distance
Jonathan Williams Middle Distance
Trace Carlson Distance
Austin Ray Javelin
Nathan Brame Middle Distance
Chad Martin Distance
Josh Baker 400/800
Brock Lutes Sprints
Tyler Youngs Distance
Jared Carlson Distance
Clint Carter Mid-Distance
Ryan Chastain Distance
Burton Elrod Multi
Ben Fennell Middle Distance
Jeffrey Hoover Mid-Distance
Alex Jerkins Throws
Michael Knox Sprints
Joey Lever Sprints
Steve Lindsey High Jump
Dustin Little Sprints
Jacob Nelson Sprints
Chad Roberts Sprints
Andrew Shankles Mid-Distance
David Wolfe Distance
Paul Wright Mid-Distance
Full Roster
Ryan Chastain

Ryan Chastain

EVENTS Distance
YEAR Junior
HT. 6-0
WT. 145
HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Mitchell, Ind. (Mitchell HS)
2008-2009: Team captain. ...Won three team awards, "Athlete of the Year", "Heart of Gold" and "Total Commitment". ...No. 1 runner for the Bisons in every race. ...Won the Vanderbilt Invitational, the first individual cross country win for the Bisons in the NCAA Division I era with a time of 26:23.65. ...Atlantic Sun All-Conference First Team with a sixth place finish (24:56.48) in the A-Sun Championships. ...Became the first member of the Bisons team to earn All A-Sun honors. ...Named Atlantic Sun Runner of the Week (9/24/). ...ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA All-Academic Second Team for District IV which includes Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Alabama. ...Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team. ...Finished 11th (25:14) in a field of 371 runners in the Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invitational in Chicago (9/27). ...Finished 14th in Evansville Invitational (10/18) with time of 25:06.58. ...Finished fourth in a field of 88 runners in Belmont-Vanderbilt Opener with a time of 15:28.69 on the 5-K course (9/5). ...Finished 10th in a 6-K race in the Mid-America Opener (8/30) in Evansville, Ind. with a time of 19:13.70.

2007-2008: Finished 48th in NCAA South Regional 10-K (32:33). …Lowered his all-time 8-K PR from 26 minutes to a school record 24:48. …Finished 17th in Atlantic Sun Championship (26:38). ...Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.

2006-2007: Member of Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team. …Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team. ...Finished 21st in Atlantic Sun Conference Championships covering the 8-K course in a time of 21:28. …Top finisher for Bisons in NCAA South Regional with a time of 34:15.6 (79th place).

High School: All-State 2005 Cross Country. …Captain 2004-2005 Cross Country. …MVP 2002-2005. …1600-meter PB 4:22 ( a high school record).

Personal: Parents are Kim and Darrin Chastain. …Worked at a naval weapons facility during summer of 2008. ...5K PB 15:50….…Plays guitar. …Major is Mechanical Engineering.