Track & Field

 Alex Thornburg
Alex  Thornburg


St. Clairsville, Ohio

High School:
St. Clairsville



Track & Field Racks Up Big Marks On Second Day Of MVC Championships

Ramblers set to be well represented in Sunday's finals


Track & Field Shatters Three School Records At Illinois Twilight

Alison Szykowny breaks own records in discus and hammer throw, men's 4x100m relay team bests previous marks by nearly one second


Ramblers Overcome Inclement Weather On Final Day Of Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational

Loyola garners four first-place finishes despite harsh conditions


Szykowny Leads The Way As Ramblers Open Outdoor Season

Junior thrower tosses a new school record in the shot put


Women's Distance Medley Relay Team Breaks School Record On Last Day Of Big Meet

Relay team breaks previous school record by 0.23 seconds

2013-14: Saw action in five cross country meets during his senior year...Opened the season with a 25th place finish (19:39) at the Badger Season Opener...Was the first Rambler to cross the finish line (6th place, 25:39) at the Illini Open to lead the men's side to a team title...Grabbed a 149th place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional.

2012-13: Saw action in six cross country meets, scoring in all of them...First Team All-Horizon League selection...Was one of four Ramblers to finish in the top-five at the 2012 Horizon League Championships as he finished 5th (25:22)... Opened the season with a 13th place finish (19:14)...Played a primary role in the men's side capturing the team championship at the Illinois Intercollegiate, posting a time of 24:50 (6th place)...Finished 28th (25:45) at the 40th Annual Sean Earl Lake Front Invitational...Recorded a victory in the 3,000m Run during the indoor season at the Margaret Bradley Invitational...Crushed his PR in the same event with a time of 8:43.71 at the 2013 Horizon League Indoor Track & Field Championships...Won the league title in the 3,000m Steeplechase at the 2013 Horizon League Outdoor Track & Field Championships...Also established a new personal record in the 1,500m Run (4:03.77) at the Benedictine Eagle Invitational...Horizon League Honor Roll selection.

2011-12: Competed in all six cross country meets ... Scored for team with his 19th-place finish at the Horizon League Cross Country Championship (27:23) ... Placed 21st at the UIC Home Opener and took 123rd at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet ... Finished 12th in the 5,000m at the Horizon League Indoor Championship in personal-best time of 15:06.74 ... Claimed fourth in the open mile at Grand Valley State with time of 4:17.79 ... Finished fifth in the mile at Iowa and placed eighth in the 5K at the Gladstein Invitational ... Posted personal-best time of 8:49.89 in the 3,000m at the Meyo Invite ... Ran fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship with new PR of 9:32.01 ... Finished sixth in the same event at the Wake Forest Open.

2010-11: Competed in all seven cross country meets ... Finished 31st overall at the Horizon League Cross Country Championship (26:17) ... Was LU's third finisher at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet after a time of 32:48 in the 10K race ... Took 43rd at the UW Parkside Midwest Open in time of 27:32 ... Finished 12th in the 5K (15:31.93) and 16th in the 3K (8:59.83) at the Horizon League Indoor Championship ... Posted season-best indoor times in the 800m (2:01.13) and the mile (4:27.61) at the UWM Tune-Up ... Took 8th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship in season-best time of 10:00.01 ... Also finished 19th in the 1,500m (4:17.00) at the League meet.

High School: Two-time all-state performer in cross country ... won conference cross country title as a senior ... Two-time conference champion in the 3,200m on the track ... also won conference title in the 1,600m event ... school-record holder in both the 1,600m and 3,200m track events ... three-time Academic All-Ohio honoree.

Thornburg's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
Mile (I)4:17.79Grand Valley State2012
3,000m (I)8:43.71Horizon League Championship2013
5,000m (I)15:06.74Horizon League Championship2012
1,500m (O)4:03.77Benedictine Eagle Invitational2013
3,000m Steeple (O)9:23.76Horizon League Championships2013



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