Thomas' Cross Country Bio
2013 Indoor: Opened the season unattached, racing to times of 4:17.52* in the mile and 8:31.17* in the 3000 ... Did compete attached at the Mountain West Championships, where he placed 11th in the 3000 (8:33.39) and helped the men's distance medley relay team to fourth in the 800-meter leg.
2013 Outdoor: Competed in earnest outdoors, where he saw action at six meets ... Started off at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival, where he placed fifth in his section of the 1500 with a time of 3:55.58 ... Ran both the 800 (1:55.85*) and the 3000 steeplechase (9:44.48*) at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational, placing 17th and 12th, respectively ... Claimed runner-up honors in the metric mile at the Air Force Invitational (3:54.50*) ... Ran a 3:59.06 time in the 1500 at the Beach Invitational to place 41st ... Just bettered his collegiate best in the steeplechase at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, where he placed sixth with a time of 9:44.33 ... Justed missed out on scoring in the 5000 at the Mountain West Championships, placing ninth in 9:55.86 ... Also competed in the 1500 at the MW Championships, placing 13th (4:00.77).
Competed at Dulce HS in Dulce, N.M. ... Won the 800 at the 2012 Class AA state championships with a time of 2:01.59 ... Took second in the 1600 at the same meet with a 4:23.62 time ... Claimed eighth in the 800 at the state meet his junior year ... Also played football and basketball at Dulce.
Son of Steve and Holly Thomas ... Father Steve was a pole vaulter in college ... Lists football, basketball, hanging with friends and skating as hobbies ... Has been to seven countries.
3,000 meters: 8:33.39
800 meters: 1:55.58*
1,500 meters: 3:54.50*
3,000 steeplechase: 9:44.33
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
Mountain West Scholar-Athlete, 2013
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol