Women's Cross Country

Michelle Thomas


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Glen Este

Human Development and Family Science

Michelle  Thomas


Buckeyes Open 2015 Saturday at Dayton

Ohio State men and women compete at annual 5k opener


Buckeyes Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Recognition

Borchers and Thomas collect individual accolades


No. 22 Buckeyes Finish 26th at NCAA Championship

Katie Borchers earns the second All-America award of her career


No. 22 Ohio State Ready to Run at the NCAA Championships

Buckeyes set for second NCAA appearance in school history


No. 19 Buckeyes Finish Fifth at Great Lakes Regional

Katie Borchers and Michelle Thomas earn All-Region honors for Ohio State


2014 NCAA Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton/Walt Middleton Photography & Kyle Terwilliger, USTFCCCA


2014 Big Ten Championships

Photos by Walt Middleton/Walt Middleton Photography

Athletic Accolades
2013 First Team All-Big Ten selection
2013 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
Three-time NCAA All-Great Lakes region selection

Academic Achievements
Two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic selection
Three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Five-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
Four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

5k - 17:05.3
6k - 20:36

2014 (Senior) Placed 145th at the NCAA championships (21:31.5) ... earned the third All-Region honor of her career with a 21st-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes regional in a personal-best 6k time of 20:36 ... turned in a second-consecutive Top-20 finish at the Big Ten championships, placing 20th in 20:39.8 ... helped Ohio State defeat nine ranked teams at the adidas Invitational with an 84th-place time of 21:05 ... posted a 5k PR of 17:05.3 at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 46th ... turned in a time of 17:09.4 at the Bluegrass Invitational, placing 11th overall ... opened the season at the Flyer 5k Challenge with a fourth-place time of 18:35.4.

2013 (Junior) Earned First Team All-Big Ten honors with a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten championships (21:04.1) ... All-Great Lakes region selection with a 25th-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes regional championships (21:00) ... seventh place at the Big Ten Preview ... 44th at the Notre Dame Invitational and 88th at Pre-Nationals ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

2012 (Sophomore) Showed marked improvement in her second season with the Buckeyes ... placed in the Top 20 at the 6k Great Lakes regional with a PR of 20:50, earning All-Region honors ... captured 21st at the 6k Big Ten championships ... set a 5k PR at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 17:15 ... placed second with a time of 18:21.0 at the Meijer Flyer 5k Challenge ... also competed at the Spartan and adidas Invitationals.

2011 (Freshman) Placed 35th in 22:04.7 at the 6k NCAA Great Lakes Regional ... took 54th in 21:35 at the 6k Big Ten championships ... finished 69th at the Notre Dame 5k in 17:56 ... came in 35th place in 14:17.1 at the Toledo Inter-Regional Bubble Buster 4k ... placed third in the 5k Appalachian State Mountaineer Open in 18:17.9.

Glen Este High School Two-time indoor and outdoor state champion in the 3200m ... 2010 indoor state champion in the 1600 ... cross country state champion in 2010 ... two-time Nike national qualifier ... Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year for Ohio in 2010 ... placed first in the 2010 Mideast Cross Country Meet of Champions.

Michelle Thomas

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