Cross Country: 4 mile: 21:33 (Sept. 17, 2011) 5K: 16:36.58 (Sept. 24, 2011)
FRESHMAN (2011): Ran in three meets during his first year at TU . . . won the Oral Roberts Duel with a 5K time of 16:36.58 . . . finished 15th at the Hurricane Festival (21:42) and placed 23rd at the Houston Duel (21:33).
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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