Lady Bears conclude season in Terre Haute, Ind. Saturday.
Bears making ninth NCAA appearance in last 16 years.
Lady Bears secure team spot at national meet after second-place regional finish.
Bears have total of eight athletes honored by the conference for work in classroom.
Men, women slated to run for regional titles Friday in Fayetteville, Ark.
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (Track)
• 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic (Cross Country)
• 2015 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (Cross Country)
• 2014 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (Cross Country)
• Five-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2016 Track: Raced in six outdoor meets, capturing pair of event titles...Won 3,000 meters at Baylor Invitational with PR time of 9:41.10...Secured 5,000-meter crown at Michael Johnson Invitational with mark of 16:46.73...Set PR in 5K event at at Stanford Invitational with time of 16:42.05...Did not finish lone 10,000-meter race at Big 12 meet...Participated in five indoor meets, setting personal-bests in all three events run...Placed 12th at Charlie Thomas Invitational in mile with PR of 4:56.89...Notched personal-best in 3,000 meters at Rod McCravy Memorial with time of 9:39.74 to be seventh...Set PR of 16:37.86 at Tyson Invitational in 5,000 meters....Finished ninth (9:45.93) and 13th (16:39.21) at Big 12 Championship in 3,000 and 5,000 meters respectively...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
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...Selected as individual for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
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...Named to fall Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
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.