As A Sophomore In 2013-14:Indoor Track: Competed in the 3,000-meter run at the Atlantic 10 Championships running a season best time of 8-minutes, 53.94-seconds (2/21)...Competed in the 3,000m run in six meets ... Ran a season-best time in the event, 8:28.74, to finish seventh at the New England Championship (3/1) and qualify for the IC4A Championship ... Placed fourth in the 3,000m at the Harvard Invitational (2/1) (8:34.14) and the Yale Invitational (1/11) (8:38.61) ... Also raced in the IC4A Championship (3/9) (8:38.78) ... Ran the mile in two meets ... Posted a season-best time of 4:17.51 in the event at the Giegengack Invitational (2/8) ... Placed fourth in the mile (4:25.17) at the Sorlien Invitational (1/18). Outdoor Track: Ran the 1,500m run at the Minuteman Invitational (4/12) (4:02.20) and the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/26) (4:05.75) ... Raced the 5,000m run at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/19), finishing sixth with a time of 15:17.08 ... Also competed in the 5,000m at the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/4).
As A Freshman In 2012-13:Indoor Track: Did not compete. Outdoor Track: Competed in the 5,000m run on three occasions, including the Atlantic 10 Championship (5/5) ... Logged best time of the season (15:43.05) at the Minuteman Invitational (4/13) ... Ran the 1,500m run twice ... Top time of the season came at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/20), 4:08.55.
Before UMass: Competed all four years for Coach Aris at Fayetteville-Manlius High School ... Posted personal bests as a senior in the 3,200 meter run (9:34), 1,600 meter run (4:27.06) and the 800 meter run (2:01).
Personal: Benjamin Jacob Thomas ... Born February 21, 1994 in Syracuse, New York ... Son of Michael and Wendy Thomas ... Brother of Andrew and Chris Thomas ... Majoring in Psychology.