Bears have three athletes in action to open 107th-annual competition Thursday.
Bears sending 31 athletes to historic event in Iowa.
Freshmen continue impressive outdoor season during season's final home meet.
Freshmen highlight season's first home meet Saturday at Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium.
Weather causes delays, scratches in sprint and field events.
• 2015 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (Cross Country)
• 2014 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (Cross Country)
• Three-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2015 Cross Country: Tallied first All-Region honors of career by placing seventh at NCAA South Central Regional in season-best 6,000-meter time of 20:10.5...Produced scoring performances and was BU's second-fastest runner in all five races...Helped BU win Bear Twilight Invitational with fourth-place showing in 13:59.7 over 4,000-meter course...Placed 25th at Roy Griak Invitational in 22:12.6...Was 88th at Wisconsin adidas Invitational with time of 20:53.4...Ran 22:23.9 at Big 12 Championships to be 46th overall...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team.
2015 Track: Took part in two outdoor meets...Set personal-best in 3,000 meters (9:53.07) to be fourth at Longhorn Invitational...Ran both 5,000 (21st, 17:38.28) and 10,000 (13th, 37:05.04) at Big 12 Outdoor Championships...Did not participate in any indoor meets...Named to spring Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014 Cross Country: Produced three scoring performances in seven races run...Opened year with seventh-place showing at Bear Twilight Invitational in 14:10.7 to be third BU runner across finish line...Placed 17th at Texas A&M Invitational in 14:55.0 to be BU's fourth finisher...Won individual title at HBU Invitational, while leading team to top spot...Took 35th at Big 12 Championships in 21:40.0...Placed 33rd at NCAA South Central Regional in season-best 6,000-meter time of 21:31.8...Competed for BU at NCAA Championships, taking 193rd in 21:53.2...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team.
2014 Track: Raced in five indoor meet at three different distances...Took eighth in mile at Texas A&M Aggie Invitational in 5:07.55..Set PR of 9:58.08 at Tyson Invitational to be 9th in 3,000 meters...Had season-high finish of third at Rod McCravy Memorial in 5,000 meters with time of 17:13.04...Did not finish 5,000-meter race at conference indoor meet...Had four-meet outdoor schedule...Was 7th at TCU Invitational with 3,000-meter time of 10:15.12...Had season-best 5,000-meter mark by running 17:14.06 at Florida Relays to be 15th...Did not finish 10,000-meter run at conference outdoor meet...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2013 Cross Country: Participated in five meets, racking up two scoring performances...Had season-high finish of 13th in season-best 4K-time of 14:13.4 at Bear Twilight Invitational...Was BU's fourth runner to finish at Iowa Black & Gold Invite by taking 17th in 14:39.25 over 4,000-meter course...Tallied 266th-place finish at Pre-National Invitational to be fifth Lady Bear to finish in 6K-time of 22:32.87...Had season-best 6,000-meter time (22:01.30) to be 45th at Big 12 Championships.
High School: Three-year letterwinner in track and cross country at Roswell High School (Ga.)...Owns the school record in the 3,200 meters with a time of 11:15.47 in 2013...Named to the 2011 and 2012 All-Metro cross country teams...Helped the Hornets to a regional title in 2012, while finishing as region's runner up in 2011 and 2013...Member of school-record holding 4x800-meter relay team...Posted personal-bests of 5:09.75 (1,600), 10:43.51 (3,000) and 11:15.47 (3,200).
Personal: Full name is Peyton Alexandria Thomas...Born Aug. 9, 1995 in Birmingham, Ala...Parents are Dwight Thomas and Alesia Booth...Has one sister, Bianca...Cousin, Chris Thomas, is a basketball player from Notre Dame, who is currently playing overseas...Major is undecided.