Chase Sammons wins two events for the Golden Hurricane, while John Teeters, Andrew Heyes and Katherine Camp when running events
Hurricane has 61 student-athletes recognized
The Golden Hurricane will compete against Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota State on Saturday
Hurricane has 198 student-athletes honored
Sophomore thrower Chase Sammons sets program best marks in discus and shot put, Tulsa wins five events
2011-12: (Indoor) Ran the mile at four meets, improving his time at each event . . . finished ninth at the C-USA Championship in the mile with a season-best time of 4:18.71 . . . finished 16th at the league meet in the 3,000m run with a time of 8:36.18 . . . placed third in the mile at the J.D. Martin Invitational in 4:23.49 . . . (Outdoor) Finished eighth at the Conference USA Championship in the 1,500m with a season-best mark of 3:54.50 . . . also placed 18th at the league meet in the 5,000m (15:17.76) . . . placed third in the 3,000m run at the John Jacobs Invitational with a time of 8:58.19 . . . finished fourth in the 1,500m at the Tulsa Duels with a mark of 4:02.60.
High School: Lettered all four years in both cross country and track at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School . . . earned the Kansas City Star Scholar-Athlete of the Year award as a senior . . . was part of the cross country team that won Class 6A State Championships senior and freshman years . . . team finished runners-up at state sophomore year and placed third junior year . . . ran a personal best in the 1,600m of 4:22 . . . also posted a personal best of 9:25 in the 3,200m . . . finished second individually at state in cross country senior year and third sophomore year . . . won the state championship during his junior track season in the 3,200m . . . was twice named all-state in cross country.
Personal: Majoring in chemical engineering . . . started running at age 15 . . . son of Tim and Laura Thornburg . . . has two siblings, Rachel and Reid . . . born February 21, 1993.
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