Thomas takes 2nd in the triple jump at NCAA Champs
As of Dec. 31, 2013
* 2012 Mountain West Fall-Academic Team
3,000 Meters (Outdoor): 10:20.48 (March 9, 2013 at San Diego Championships - La Jolla, Calif.) 5,000 Meters (Outdoor): 17:35.93 (March 15, 2013 at Aztec Invitational - San Diego, Calif. 5,000 Meters (Cross Country): 18:06.0 (Oct. 4, 2013 at NCAA Inter-Regional - Sacramento, Calif.) 6,000 Meters (Cross Country): 21:40.0 (Nov. 9, 2012 at NCAA West Regionals - Seattle, Wash.)
NCAA West Regional Cross Country Championships
2012: 105th (21:40.0 - 6K)
Mountain West Cross Country Championships
2012: 38th (22:33.9 - 6K)
Cross Country: Ran well in three races before an injury sidelined her for the rest of the season ... was the team's top runner in two of the races and third in another (all at the 5K distance) ... took 20th of 147 runners at the Mark Covert Classic on Aug. 31 in 19:11.4 ... followed with a third-place showing out of 134 in 18:24.5 at the adidas/UCI Invitational (Sept. 7) ... ended her season in 69th (of 156) at the NCAA Inter-Regional on Oct. 4 in a 5K PR time of 18:06.0.
Outdoor Track and Field: Was arguably the team's top distance runner in the spring, focusing on the 3,000 and 5,000 ... finished third in her debut in the 3,000 at the San Diego Championships on March 9 in 10:20.48 ... came in 11th the following week in the invitational 5K at the Aztec Invitational (March 15) in 17:35.93, the fastest time by an Aztec all season ... took ninth in the 5K in 17:54.79 at the Cal/Nevada Championships on March 29 ... finished her season with a third-place effort in the 3K at the Triton Invitational (April 27) in 10:44.70.
Indoor Track and Field: Did not compete during the indoor campaign.
Cross Country: Was the team's top runner twice and in the top four in all seven races in her first season ... also had three top-five finishes ... debuted with a runner-up finish out of 78 runners at the UCSD Opener on Aug. 31 in 15:08.4 over the 2.50-mile course ... was fifth of 64 at the Aztec Invitational (5K) on Sept. 15 in 18:53.7 ... took 63rd (of 292) at the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 29 in 22:15.0 for the 6K course ... was fifth of 238 on Oct. 6 at the UCSD Triton Classic with a time of 22:30.7 (6K) ... finished 21st out of 125 runners at the Fullerton Invitational on Oct. 19 in 18:34.0 (5K) ... was 38th at the Mountain West Championships on Oct. 26 in 22:33.9 (6K) ... finished her season in 105th (of 207) at the NCAA West Regionals on Nov. 9 in 21:40.0 (6K).
A three-year letter winner at Presentation High School ... was the Western Catholic Athletic League champion as a senior in 2011 ... was a three-time first-team all-WCAL pick and a two-time all-county selection, both in cross country ... helped lead the Panthers to a cross country WCAL champion in 2011 ... owned high school PR's of 5:21 in the 1,600, 11:35 in the 3,200 and 18:07 in the 5,000.
Laura Vazquez was born May 23, 1994 in Mountain View, Calif. ... daughter of Karen and Adam Vazquez ... undecided on a major ... was also recruited by Santa Clara and San Diego.