Brandon Thomas

  • Brandon
  • Thomas

  • Event
    Sprints
  • Class
    Sophomore
  • High School/Other
    St. Christopher's
  • Hometown
    Richmond, Va.

Updated: July 5, 2017

2017 outdoor: Turned in a 48.09 in the 400-meter dash at the USA Junior Outdoor Championshipst to place sixth ... Competed as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team in the quarterfinals at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, earning a top-20 finish in the event ... Ran the 400-meter dash at the ACC Championships, placing 11th ... Also was a member of the school record setting 4x400 relay team at the league championship, placing third with a time of 3:06.40 to collect second-team all-conference honors in the event ... Was a part of the winning 4x400 relay team at the Penn Relays, finishing with a time of 3:08.75 in the Men's College Final ... Competed in the 400-meter dash at three different meets during the regular season, eclipsing a lifetime-best time of 47.24 seconds at the War Eagle Invitational - good enough for fourth place in the event ... Ran the 200 for the first time at the Tennessee Relays, finishing with a time of 22.05 seconds ... Also participated as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team twice this season.

2017 indoor: Recorded a personal-best time of 47.75 in the qualifying round of the 400-meter dash at the ACC Championships, placing 13th overall – the second-best time in the event in school history … Was a member of the winning distance medley relay team at the conference meet, finishing with a season-best time of 9:31.05 – good enough for fourth on Tech’s all-time list ... Also earned first-team all-league honors in the event … Placed second in the 400 at the Virginia Tech Challenge, crossing the finish line in 48.81 seconds … Sported the VT uniform for the first time in his career at the Music City Challenge, running the 400 in 48.50 seconds to place 17th overall ... Also was a member of the 4x4 relay team at that same meet, finishing the race in a school-record time of 3 minutes, 11.11 seconds for the win ... Ran unattached in the 400 at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet, finishing with a time of 48.30 seconds.

High school: Was a four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field at St. Christopher’s under coach Marshall Ware … Was named the team captain his senior year, earning all-state and all-metro honors ... Holds six school records: 55m, 200m, 300m, 400m, long jump and the 4x400m relay events … Placed first in the 4x400 relay at the 2016 Penn Relay Carnival Prep League … Was named the 2015 and 2016 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) State Champion in the 400m and 4x400m events … Competed on the St. Christopher's boys soccer team for one season and was named to the 2015 all-tournament team at the Mennonite Classic.

Personal: Born on Aug. 1, 1998 ... Son of Bryan and Christin Thomas … has one sister, Courtney … Majoring in business.

Thomas' Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

400m - 47.75, ACC Championships (prelim, 2017)

200m - 22.05, Tennessee Relays (2017)

400m - 47.24, War Eagle Invitational (2017)