at NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round
at NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships
2014 Indoors: Saw action at five meets, including the conference championships … Opened with a 12th-place time of 1:53.93* in the 800 at the Lobo Collegiate Invitational … Took fifth in the 3000 and ninth in the 600 at the New Mexico Team Invitational, finishing in 8:22.75* and 1:22.06, respectively … Claimed a seventh-place time of 4:04.95* in the mile at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational … Scored in the 800 (seventh-place time of 1:53.31*) at the distance medley relay (second place) at the Mountain West Indoor Championships.
2014 Outdoors: Competed at four meets, with three races in the 3000 steeplechase … Opened with a fourth-place time of 3:56.72 in the 1500 meters at the Jim Click Shootout … Won the steeplechase at the Bryan Clay Invitational, finishing in 9:20.38 … Improved in the steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational, finishing eighth in his section with a time of 9:07.59 … Placed 10th in the steeplechase and 15th in the 5000 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships.
2013 Indoors: 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 Outdoors: 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.
TRACK & FIELD HONORS
• All-Mountain West Indoor Team, 2014 (DMR)
* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol