- Chris Thomas
- Plantation, Fla. (Fort Lauderdale HS)
800m: 1:53.95, 2006 Pepsi Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
Mile: 4:37.94, 2006 Florida Intercollegiate, Gainesville, Fla.
800m: 1:52.81, 2006 Diet Pepsi Classic, Gainesville, Fla.
2007 AS A SOPHOMORE: Best of 1:54.09 (800m) … Competed in eight meets (four indoor, four outdoor) … Ran time of 1:54.43 to take 26th in 800m at SEC Outdoor Championships … Despite having 102-degree temperature the evening before, still competed and finished 23rd in 800m at SEC Indoor Championships in 2:01.47.
2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Best of 1:52.81 (800m) … Competed in nine meets (five indoor, four outdoor) … Competed at USA Junior Nationals after outdoor season and took 18th in 1:56.94 … Best outdoor finish was sixth in 800m at Diet Pepsi Classic in 1:52.81 ... Top indoor finish was second in 800m (1:54.74) at Florida Fast Times.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 1:53.98 in 800m and 4:10 in 1,500m … Two-time Florida Class 3A state champion … Claimed 2005 title in 800m (1:55.52) … Also ran leadoff leg of winning 4x800m relay (7:51.36) … Ran opening leg of 4x400m relay that finished fourth … Took fifth at 2004 Class 3A meet in 800m with time of 1:53.98 … Team won state title at 2004 meet … Set high school record in 800m, 4x400m and 4x800m … 2005 graduate of Ft. Lauderdale High School.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Christopher Thomas on March 16, 1987 … Son of Cynthia Williams … Has two younger sisters, Scherrie and Alexis … Uncle attended Florida … Lists team winning state title in 2004 and winning 800m in 2005 as favorite athletic moments … Admires mother for raising him and his sisters the best way she could by herself … Chose Florida over Seton Hall, Auburn, Georgetown, Florida State and Florida International.
MAJOR: Sport Management