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     Thomas Petersen
    Thomas Petersen

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Yuma, Ariz.

    High School:
    Yuma Catholic

    Last College:
    Arizona State


    2010
    • Finished 10th at the Wolfpack Invitational in 15:33.3
    • Placed 75th at the Roy Griak Invitational, running the 8k course in a time of 25:39.9
    • Competed at the Blue Ridge Open and finished 18th, running the 8k course in a time of 25:20.7
    • Finished eighth at the Pack Invitational in 15:26

    2009
    • Lined up in four races for the Wolfpack
    • Finished 10th at the Great American in a time of 24:59
    • Lined up for the Pack at the ACC Championships

    At Arizona State (2007-08)
    • Lined up for six races for the Sun Devils, including the NCAA Pre-Nationals, the Pac-10 Conference Championships, and the NCAA West Regional
    • Redshirted in 2007, competing unattached in two races

    Prep
    • A 2007 graduate of Yuma Catholic High School (Yuma, Ariz.)
    • Lettered four times each in cross country and track and field
    • Two-time state champion after claiming the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs in 2006
    • Placed third at the state cross country meet as a senior
    • Three-time Yuma Sun/Rotary Club Runner of the Year for cross country (2004-06)
    • Participated in the Border War with New Mexico (pits top 25 cross country runners from Arizona against the top 25 from New Mexico)
    • A 2005 and 2006 all-regional selection
    • School record-holder in the 800 meters, 1600 meters and 3200 meters
    • Competed twice in the P.F. Chang's Rock-and-Roll Half-Marathon, placing 13th in 2006 and 17th in 2007
    • Was a three-time recipient of the President's Award for Academic Excellence (2004-06)
    • Member of the National Honor Society and was an AIA Scholar-Athlete

    Personal
    • Majoring in civil engineering
    • Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Has lived in four different countries (Brazil, South Africa, Germany and USA) and speaks two languages fluently (English and German)

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