- Earned NCAA All-America honors in cross country in 2007
2009 Cross Country: Ran in six races for the Cards... Became the first athlete in program history to win an individual conference title at the BIG EAST Championships (24:43.9)... Named All-BIG EAST Performer for the fourth time...Placed eighth at NCAA Southeast Regionals (30:23.52) to earn third All-Region performer nod... Finished ninth at the Mid-America Opener... Added a runner-up finish at the UW-Parkside Midwest Open... Was sixth at the Greater Louisville Classic (24:07.32)...Finished 30th at Pre-Nationals.
2008-09: Competed in three outdoor and four indoor events for the Cards... NCAA All-American in the 3000m Steeplechase... Men's BIG EAST Most Outstanding Track Performer... Member of USTFCCCA Academic Team... BIG EAST Champion in the 3000m steeplechase and the 5,000m... NCAA Mideast Regional Champion in the 3,000m Steeplechase... Placed seventh at the NCAA Championships in the steeplechase... Also won the steeplechase at the MT. SAC Relays... Added indoor first place finished in the mile at the Gene Edmonds Cup and the 3000m at the Indiana Open... Placed fourth at the Indoor BIG EAST Championships in the 3,000m... Named BIG EAST Male Track Performer twice.
2007-08: Finished second in the 3000m steeple at the BIG EAST Championships ... Finished fifth at the Mt. SAC Relays and tenth at the NCAA Mideast Regional in the 5000m ... Finished fifth in the 1500m at the Austin Peay Invite ... Finished third in the 3000m at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... Finished first in the 3000m at the Alex Wilson Invite and the Indiana Open ... Finished third in the mile at the Meyo Invite, Rod McCravy Invite and the Gladstein Invite ... Also finished second in the 800m at the Gladstein Invite.
2007 Cross Country: Finished as the Cards' second runner and earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships with a 35th-place finish overall ... Was the Cards' second runner and fifth overall to earn All-Region honors at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... Finished third on the 8k course at the BIG EAST Championships to earn All-BIG EAST honors ... Finished 10th overall at the Greater Louisville Classic.
2006-07: NCAA Championships qualifier in the 3,000m steeplechase ... Won the 3000m steeplechase at the BIG EAST Championships ... Placed eighth at the NCAA Regional in the 3000m steeplechase ... Finished sixth in 3000m at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships.
2006 Cross Country: Was the Cards' top runner in the final three races of the season ... Earned All-BIG EAST and All-Region honors ... Finished fourth at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... Was sixth at the BIG EAST Championships ... Led the Cards' to 15th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... Finished second at the Indiana Community 5K.
2005-06: Won the 3000m steeplechase at the USA Junior Championships and earned a spot on Team USA for the World Junior Championships ... NCAA Mideast Regional qualifier in the 3000m steeplechase and finished 12th overall ... Finished second in the 3000m steeple at the Baldy Castillo Invite and third in the event at the Mt. SAC Relays ... Did not competed during the indoor season.
2005 Cross Country: Made an immediate impact on the Cardinal cross country program as one of U of L's most consistent runners in the fall ... Competed in all seven events and was either first or second among U of L runners in every race ... Earned All-BIG EAST honors with a 10th-place finish ... Opened career with a pair of Top 5 finishes at the Woodford Trials and the Indiana State Invitational ... Finished 29th out of a field of 207 runners at the NCAA Southeast Regional meet ... Finished 10th at the Greater Louisville Classic in field of 306 runners.
High School: Standout peformer as a prep athlete ... 2005 Nike Outdoor Steeplechase
champion ... Two-time Footlocker Finalist ... Four-time state champion at Portsmouth High School ... Personal best two-mile time of 9:04 ... Ranked among Top 20 distance runners in the nation as a senior.
Personal: Son of Mary Thorne ... Has two brothers ... Majoring in business.