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 Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Medway, Mass.

High School:
Medway

Birthdate:
07/28/1988

AS A SENIOR (2010-11)
XC: Lowered PR by 52 seconds ... consistently turned in times near PR ... scored in all but one meet for the Eagles ... was the third finisher for BC at the IC4A Championship (11/20), crossing in 26:21.0 for 70th overall ... ran a 32:53.0 (10K) in his first 10 kilometer competition, finishing in 144th overall at the NCAA Northeast Regional Qualifier (11/12) ... crossed the line in 25:45.4 at the ACC Championship (10/30) for 70th place overall, scoring fourth for BC ... came in at 25:49.20 as the fourth scorer for BC at the Princeton Invitational (10/16) ... placed 48th overall at the New England Championships (10/9), as the third scorer with a PR of 25:40.20 and helping lead BC to it best showing at the meet in three years ... opened the season as the Eagles second finisher, 25th overall, in a time of 27:08 (8K) at the Williams College Invitational (9/25); averaging a 5:28 mile.
Indoor T&F: Eighth fastest indoor mile in BC history (4:06.80)...Rated as high as No. 1 in the Northeast Region for the DMR (9:57.78)...led the Eagles with an IC4A mile standard of 4:08.36 at the BU Valentine Invitational (2/12)...The second Eagle ever to qualify for the ACC mile final...At the ACC Championship (2/25-26), scored BC's only points, running a 1:56.27 third (800m) leg of the DMR for seventh place in 10:03.04, after running a mile qualifying time of 4:06.80, which led to a 10th place overall finish in the finals at 4:15.10...delivered an IC4A qualifying standard of 1:53.45 in the 800-meters for a second place finish and handled the anchor leg of the 4x800-meter Relay that took second in 7:48.63 at the Battle of Beantown (2/4)...at the BU Invitational (1/28), placed second overall in the 1,000-meter competition in 2:25.63 - 0.18 behind the leader - and ran the third (800m) leg of the DMR that finished second in 9:57.78...won the BU Tri-Meet (1/20) 1,000-meter race in 2:26.42...won the mile competition at the Dartmouth Relays (1/9), crossing in 4:19.39...ACC All-Academic Team.
Outdoor T&F: New England 4x800-meter relay Champion...At the New England Championship (5/13-14), took fifth place and scored four points in the 1,500-meter run with a PR of 3:51.55, before anchoring the 4x800 to a win in 7:36.52...at the ACC Championships (4/21), finished with a time of 1:52.99 in the 800-meter run, good for 12th place (out of 30) in the preliminary round... Led the Eagles with a fourth place showing in the 800 meters, submitting a personal record of 1:52.18, and ran in the 4x800-meter relay that finished in 7:46.25 for seventh place at the Raleigh Relays (3/25-26) ...recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement...ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A JUNIOR (2009-10)
XC: Crossed the line in 30th place at the Dartmouth Invitational (9/12) with a time of 27:42.70 (8K)....finished in 48th place at the Purple Valley Classic (9/26) with a time of 27:39 (8K)...crossed the line in 26:32 at the New England Championship meet (10/10) to finish sixth for the Eagles ... placed 100th at the Princeton Invitational (10/17) with a time of 27:04.10...also finished in 100th place at the ACC Championship with a time of 26:57.4.
Indoor T&F: Finished in fifth place in the 1000m at the IC4A Indoor Championships with a time of 2:27.11... won the 800m at the Battle of Beantown with a time of 1:55.53...second in the 500m at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games with a time of 1:06.3...finished in eighth place in the 800m at the Dartmouth Relays with a time of 1:57.73.
Outdoor T&F: Fourth in the 1500m at the New England Championships (3:52.71)...won the 1500m at the Brown Invitational (3:53.38)...was part of the team that finish ninth in the distance medley at the Penn Relays (9:59.60) ...5th in the 400m dash at the UMass Invitational (50.43) ...recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement...ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09)
XC: Finished in 72nd place at the Murray Keatinge Invitational with a time of 28:29.50...Placed 13th in the Mayor's Cup with a time of 16:47.
Indoor T&F: 11th in the 800m at the Tufts Invitational (2:02.19) ... ran a 1:59.22 800m at the Valentine Invitational ... third in the 500m dash at the Battle of Beantown (1:07.57) ... ninth in the 500m dash at the Reebok Boston Games (1:07.84) ... ran a 1:07.79 500m dash against Boston University and Sacred Heart ... 20th in the 500m dash at the Harvard Invitational (1:08.93) ... 23rd in 400m dash at Husky Invitational (52.45).
Outdoor T&F: Fifth in the 400m hurdles at the UMass Spring Meet (57.53) ... ninth in the 400m hurdles at the Stonehill Invitational (58.38) ... fourth in the 400m hurdles at the Owl Invitational (58.18) ...recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement....ACC Academic Honor Roll.

BEFORE BC
Holds high school record in 300-meter hurdles ... Tri-Valley League Champion in 300m hurdles and high jump ... named Tri-Valley League All-Star in track & field ... also played basketball (Tri-Valley League All-Star) and earned two varsity letters in golf at Medway.

PERSONAL
Born July 28, 1988 ... enrolled as a biology major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... the son of the Boston College women's cross country and track & field head coach Randy Thomas and Marcy Thomas ... has one older brother, Ben.

PERSONAL RECORDS (PR)
400m
2009-10: 50.43 - UMass Invite
2008-09: 52.45 - Husky Invite
400m Hurdles
2008-09: 57:53 - UMass Spring
500m
2009-10: 1:06.30 - Boston Indoor Games
2008-09: 1:07.57 - Battle of Beantown
800m
2010-11: 1:52.18 - Raleigh Relays (3/26)
2009-10: 1:55.53 - Battle of Beantown
2008-09: 1:59.22 - BU Valentine
1,000m
2010-11: 2:25.63 - BU Invite (1/28)
2009-10: 2:27.11 - IC4A
1,500m
2010-11: 3:51.55 - New England (5/14)
2009-10: 3:52.71 - New England
Mile
2010-11: 4:06.80 - ACC (2/25)
DMR
2010-11: 9:57.58 - BU Invite (1/28)
2009-10: 9:59.60 - Penn Relays
5K
2008-09: 16:47 - Mayor's Cup
8K
2010-11: 25:40.2 - New England (10/9)
2009-10: 26:32.0 - New England (10/10)
2008-09: 28:29.5 - Murray Keating Invite
10K
2010-11: 32:53.0 - NE Regions (11/12)

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