Hurricane has 198 student-athletes honored
Both the TU men's and women's squads earn all-academic status for 2012 season, while four members of the men's squad were named to the All-Academic squad
O'Hare places 20th to lead Golden Hurricane to top-10 finish
O'Hare named Midwest Region Athlete of the Year, Gulley Coach of the Year
Chris O'Hare wins meet as TU finished two points out of first place
Cross Country: 4 mile: 19:35, 8K: 24:01.91, 10K: 30:40.5
Indoor: 800m: 1:53.76, 1,000m: 2:19.25, Mile: 4:10.60, 3,000m: 8:22.03, 5,000m: 14:48.13
Outdoor: 800m: 1:54.02, 1,500m: 3:46.74, 3,000m: 8:22.03, 5,000m: 14:48.13
2013: (Cross Country) Competed in four events . . . finished fifth at the Conference USA Championships 8K race with a time of 25:04.85 and finished 16th at the NCAA Midwest Regional 10K race with a time of 30:50.5 . . . placed 17th at the Notre Dame Invitational 8K race with a time of 24:48.3 and finished 32nd in the Pre-Nationals 8K race with a time of 24:01.91 . . . was named on the C-USA First Team All-Conference and on the USTFCCCA All-Midwest Region team.
2012-13: (Cross Country) Competed in five meets in the fall . . . was 10th at the Missouri Southern Stampede . . . set a personal-best 8K time at NCAA Pre-Nationals of 24:13.40 . . . was 14th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals . . . set a personal-best 10K time at the NCAA Championships of 30:40.5 . . . (Indoor) Ran in six events . . . placed fifth in the mile race at the C-USA Championships with a time of 4:18.00 and finished seventh in the 3,000 meters at the C-USA Championships with a time of 8:24.89 . . . finished 14th at the Tyson Invitational mile race with a time of 4:10.60 and placed 19th in the Meyo Invitational 1,000 meters with a time of 2:19.25 and in the 3,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational with a time of 8:25.00 . . . (Outdoor) Ran in four events . . . placed second at the Arkansas Invitational 1,500 meters with a time of 3:52.34 and in the 3,000 meters at the Arkansas Spring Invitational with a time of 8:22.03 . . . finished sixth at the C-USA Championships 1,500 meters with a time of 3:51.35 and placed 10th at the C-USA Championships 5,000 meters with a time of 14:48.13.
2011-12: (Cross Country) Participated in four races . . . ran at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing 99th in a 10K time of 33:55.19 . . . placed fifth at the four-mile Houston Duel (19:35) . . . finished 25th overall and second on the team at the OSU Jamboree (24:42.72) . . . crossed the line in 120th at NCAA Pre-Nationals (25:52) . . . (Indoor) Participated in five meets . . . finished 10th at the Conference USA Championships in the 800m prelims with a mark of 1:55.04 . . . placed second in the Distance Medley Relay with a time of 10:01.54 . . . was fourth in the 1,000m (2:32.52) at the J.D. Martin Invitational . . . placed fifth in the mile (4:19.69) at the KSU Invitational . . . season-best mile of 4:17.78 came in a 27th-place effort at the Meyo Invitational . . . (Outdoor) Competed in four events . . . won the 800m run at the Tulsa Duels in 1:56.87 . . . finished second in the 3,000m run with a mark of 8:58.19 . . . season-best time of 3:46.74 in the 1,500m came in a fifth-place effort at the John McDonnell Invitational.
2010-11: (Cross Country) Did not compete . . . (Indoor) Competed in five races . . . was a first team all-conference honoree after he was part of the Distance Medley Relay team that won the Conference USA Championships in a time of 10:08.74 . . . posted a season-best time in the 800m of 1:57.31 at the Tyson Invitational . . . placed eighth in the mile at the conference meet in a time of 4:17.85 . . . (Outdoor) Ran in six meets . . . anchored the 4x1,600m relay team that ran the second-fastest time in school history of 16:57.38 at the Drake Relays . . . was also part of the Distance Medley Relay team that clocked the fourth-fastest time in school history at Drake (9:48.45).
High School: Lettered all four years in both cross country and track and field at Kickapoo High School . . . also lettered his freshman year in basketball . . . was the Class 4A State Champion in cross country his senior year . . . won the state championship in the 1,600-meter run and placed second at state in the 3,200 . . . his personal-best time in the 1,600 was 4:07 . . . was named all-Midwest Region second team his senior year . . . won the Ozark Conference Track Championship in the 800, 1,600 and the 3,200 his senior year . . . his 4x800 relay team won the Class 4A State Championship his sophomore year.
Personal: Major is undecided . . . favorite movie is Dan in Real Life . . . favorite TV show is "The Office" . . . favorite book is 1984 . . . favorite actor is Brad Pitt . . . has one younger sister, Emily . . . son of David and Jennifer Thater . . . born June 21, 1991.
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