| Mark Thomas
|Height / Weight:|
5-9 / 145
Four Time All-Big 12
Participated in just one meet due to injury ... tied for seventh in the pole vault, clearing 16-1.25 (4.91m) at the Razorback Team Invitational.
Tied for 15th in the pole vault in the NCAA West Regional prelims with a personal best vault of 17-02.75 (5.25m) ... earned all-league honors with a fifth-place finish in the pole vault (16-11/5.16m) at the Big 12 Championships ... vaulted 16-06.75 (5.61m) to place fifth at the Bobcat Classic ... posted a pole vault victory with a clearance of 17-00.75 (5.20m) at the Longhorn Invitational ... ran a personal-best 23.36 in the 200m at the Texas Invitational ... also cleared 17-01.50 (5.22m) to place fourth in the pole vault ... placed 11th in the pole vault with a clearance of 16-06.75 (5.05m) at the Texas Relays ... claimed second place in the pole vault (16-04.75/5.00m) at the UCLA Dual meet.
Garnered top-10 finishes in all pole vault competitions ... earned all-league accolades by tying for fourth place with a clearance of 16-04.75 (5.00m) at the Big 12 Championships ... tied for fourth in the pole vault (5.25m, 17-02.75) at the Don Kirby Invite ... cleared a height of 17-00.75 (5.20m) at the New Balance Invitational to tie for sixth place ... placed fifth at the Razorback Invitational with a clearance of 16-10.75 (5.15m) ... posted a second-place finish in the pole vault at the Arkansas Dual with a mark of 16-10.75 (5.15m).
Cleared a season-best height of 16-10 (5.13m) to finish fifth at the Big 12 Championships, earning all-league honors ... vaulted 15-9 (4.80) to place fourth in the college section at the Penn Relays ... posted a pole vault clearance of 16-6.75 (5.05m), tying for third place at the Michael Johnson Classic ... cleared 16-2.75 (4.95m) to place fifth in the pole vault at the UT/Arkansas/UCLA Tri meet.
Notched his first all-league honor with a fifth-place showing in the pole vault at the Big 12 Championships, clearing 16-4.75 (5.00m) ... cleared 16-4.75 (5.00m) to tie for 11th in the pole vault championship at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... placed second in the pole vault at the Razorback Invitational, clearing a then personal-best height of 16-6.75 (5.05m) ... won the pole vault at the Arkansas Dual Meet with a clearance of 16-0.75 (4.90m).
Vaulted 15-6 at the Region 3-3A Meet and the UIL State Championships ... took first at the Regional and second at the state meet ... took second in the pole vault at the Texas Relays with a clearance of 16-4 ... finished fifth in the pole vault (16-0) at the Nike Indoor Nationals ... opened his senior indoor season with a personal-best 16-6 clearance, which was tied for the third-best mark nationally ... went on to place first at the Texas A&M H.S. Invitational (16-3) and second at the Carl Lewis H.S. Invitational (16-0) ... finished second at the 2009 3A Texas state meet with a clearance of 16-0 as a junior ... won the regional championship with a 15-8 clearance ... four-year letterman in track and field.
Born in Waco, Texas ... son of Frank and Loretta Thomas ... has five siblings, Frank, James, Charrolette, Eric and Brett ... majoring in health promotion ... earned a spot of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the spring of 2012.
Pole Vault - 17-2.75 (5.25m), Don Kirby Invite (2/10/12)
Pole Vault - 17-2.75, NCAA West Preliminary (5/26/12)
200 Meters - 23.36, Texas Invitational (4/14/12)
BIG 12 SCORING
2011: Pole Vault - 5th (16-4.75/5.00m)
2012: Pole Vault - t-4th (16-4.75/5.00m)
2011: Pole Vault - 5th (16-10/5.13m)
2012: Pole Vault - 5th (16-11/5.16m)
Note: Bios updated after the 2013 indoor season; career bests are current