Weight Throw: 59-4.25/18.09m (2012)
Shot Put: 44-4/13.51m (2009)
Hammer Throw: 187-9/57.22m (2012)
Shot Put: 50-4.50/15.35m (H.S.)
THOMAS' SEC SCORING
2012 Indoor Weight Throw: 6th, 59-4.25/18.09m
2012 Outdoor Hammer Throw: 7th, 184-4/56.19m
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member...First-time SEC scorer in 2012, placing sixth in weight throw.
2012: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Got on the scoreboard at the league meet for the first time at SEC Indoors, placing sixth in the weight throw with a career best of 59-4 1/4...Threw the weight 59-1 1/4 and earned fourth place at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge...Uncorked a blast of 58-2 1/2 to finish fifth in the weight throw at the Auburn Invitational...Placed fourth in the Blue Division weight throw at the Akron Invitational with a measurement of 57-9 3/4...Had a mark of 57-7 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational to wind up 11th in the championship section...Produced a toss of 55-11 1/4 in the season-opening Kentucky Invitational to place fourth in the weight...Outdoors - Finished seventh in the hammer throw at the SEC Championships with a distance of 184-4 to score for the first time outdoors...Blasted a personal-record mark of 187-9 to place fourth in the hammer throw at the Tennessee Challenge...Eighth in the hammer throw at the Sea Ray Relays, registering a mark of 182-4...Finished sixth in the invitational hammer at the UCSD Triton Invitational with a measurement of 180-2...Placed second in the hammer throw at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual, tossing the implement 178-2...Uncorked a toss of 180-9 to place seventh in the hammer throw at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge...Fifth at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a toss of 178-1.
2011: Honors - Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Recorded a career-best toss of 58-6 1/2 in the weight throw at the Penn State National...Placed 11th at the SEC Championships with a heave of 55-11...Was 10th in the Championship Division at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at 56-5 1/4...Outdoors - Began the season with a career-best hammer throw effort of 182-4 to place second at the UCF Invitational...Scored second-place points for Tennessee at the UT-UCLA Dual with a hammer measurement of 172-4...Also threw the shot and rustled up points for fourth place in that event at the dual with a mark of 46-4.
2010: Honors - Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Charted three PR tosses in the weight throw...His mark of record was a measurement of 54-6 1/2 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York City, where he was 19th in the championship division...Also had a mark of 54-2 1/2 at the Rod McCravy Memorial...Outdoors - Produced a ninth-place hammer throw finish in the SEC Championships, stretching the tape to a then-career-best-matching 176-11...Had an identical heave at the UCSD Triton Invitational a few weeks earlier...Landed a toss of 173-8 to place third at the Tennessee Invitational...Also wound up third in two different hammer competitions at the outdoor-season-opening FSU Relays.
2009: Indoors - Redshirted...Competed unattached, posting season-best shot put mark of 44-4 at the Virginia Tech Challenge...Also notched season best in weight throw at 46-1 1/4...Also posted a mark 43-3 1/2 in the weight throw...Posted a weight throw mark of 41-1 at the Kentucky Invitational...Outdoors - Redshirted...Competed unattached at the Smoky Mountain Twilight meet, tossing the hammer 143-7.
HIGH SCHOOL: Holds Greeneville High shot put record...Won IMAC championship in the shot put and discus in 2008...Also won the discus title in 2007...Was fourth in the shot and seventh in the discus at the 2008 TSSAA State Championships...Placed seventh in the discus at the TSSAA meet in 2007...Won the region championship in the discus in 2007...Graduated from high school with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 23, 1989...Majoring in computer science...Parents are Mark and Chris Thomas...Has an older sister, Sarah.