Student-Athletes with GPAs of 3.7 or Higher Earn Special Recognition
Two Illini set personal bests on Saturday
Illini to compete at LSU; Jesse Owens and Mt. SAC
Four Illini crack school's top-10 in events
Illini will bring full squad to meet in Tempe, Ariz.
Photos from the Illini Open on Jan. 12, 2013
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships in the 400m ... Ran the second leg of the runner-up 4x100m relay squad at the Big Ten Championships ... Scored points individually for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships, placing sixth in the 400m ... Ran a lifetime best 200m/400m time of 24.15 and 54.01, respectively at the Sun Angel Classic ... Was part of the DMR squad that finished fifth at the Drake Relays and helped the Illini capture the first annual Hy-Vee Cup ... USTFCCCA All-Academic.
Indoor: Ran the first leg of the Big Ten champion 4x400m relay team which set a Big Ten and school record time of 3:33.30 ... Also scored points individually at the conference meet, finishing third in the 400m with a career-best time of 54.04 ... Won the 400m titles at the Illini Classic and Illini Open.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the 400m ... Set a career-best 400m time of 54.14 at the LSU Invitational ... Won the 400m event at the EIU Big Blue Classic ... Notched a personal-best 200m time of 24.67 during the prelims of the Big Ten Championships ... Also was part of the 4x400 team which placed second at the John McDonnell Invitational and ran in the DMR team at the Drake Relays.
Indoor: Ran the first leg of the Big Ten champion 4x400m relay team which set a Big Ten meet and school record of 3:34.89 ... Was part of the 4x400m relay team which qualified for the NCAA Championships ... Won the 400m at the Orange and Blue Open (56.70).
2010 400m dash Missouri State Champion ... Set the state record in 400m in 2010 ... Second fastest time in Class 4A history in 400m ... 2010 Missouri State runner up in 200 ... Part of the fastest high school 4x400m relay in 2011 that set a record at the Greatsouthwest Classic in New Mexico ... Part of the 4x200m relay team that shattered the record at the Greatsouthwest Classic ... Holds the Cape Central Senior High School record in the 400m
Granddaughter of Johnny and Earlean Thomas ... Born November 10th, 1992 ... Has 8 siblings, Todd Williams, Jasmine Minter, Zora Brown, Tra Brown, Davon Brown, Ciara Brown, and two twin sisters ... Hobbies include running, eating, sleeping, hanging out with friends, skydiving, bungee jumping, and rock climbing.
Thomas' Personal Bests
200m: 24.15 - Sun Angel Classic (4/6/13)
400m: 54.01 - Sun Angel Classic (4/6/13)
200m: 25.46 - Tyson Invitational (2/11/12)
400m: 54.04 - Big Ten Championships (2/23/13)
Updated June 2013