WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2004-05): Indoor - Spent season training as multi-events competitor, adding running and throwing events to his jumping specialties...debuted with fourth place heptathlon finish and 5,002 points at Cougar Indoor (1/29/05, Pullman)...finished fifth in the heptathlon at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships with 5,087 points (2/26/05, Seattle)...Outdoor - Dropped multi-events training and concentrated on jumping only...cleared 2.05m/6-8 3/4 in the high jump five times including at the Pac-10 Championships for 10th place (5/15/05, Los Angeles)...best long jump of 7.05m/23-1 3/4 came at UW Dual meet (4/30/05, Seattle).
CLARK CC CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2003-04): Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges champion in the high and triple jumps...named All-American in high and triple jumps...earned Most Valuable Field Athlete award...PRs include 49-8 in triple jump, 23-4 3/4 in long jump, and 6-9 3/4 in high jump. FRESHMAN (2002-03): Runner-up in triple jump at NWAACC championships, earning All-America honors.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned five letters at River Ridge High...two in track for coach Phil Lonborg, two in football for coach Danny Greene and one in basketball for coach Chris Spivey...was state runner-up in triple jump and fourth at state in the high jump senior year...earned all-state honors in the triple and high jumps along with all-district and all-league honors...as a junior, placed fifth at state in the triple jump and 4x100 relay...earned all-state, all-league and all-district honors in the triple jump and 4x100 relay.
PERSONAL. Born 11/4/84 at Stuttgart, Germany...father Billy works for the United States Department of Defense...mother Barbara is retired Army...brothers Anthony (3/3/89) and Billy Jr. (5/28/82)...sister Nikki (3/27/76)...brother Billy Jr. played baseball for Yakima Valley CC...enjoys playing music and watching movies...will pursue a degree in advertising.
THOMAS' BESTS 60m - 7.00i (2005) 100m - 11.22 (2005) 60mHurdles - 8.88i (2005) High Jump - 2.05m / 6-8 3/4i (2005) Pole Vault - 4.25m / 13-11 1/4i (2005) Long Jump - 6.98m / 22-11i (2005) Triple Jump - 49-8 (2004) Shot Put - 11.74m / 38-6 1/4i (2005) Heptathlon - 5,087 points (2005)
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