Brandon

Thornhill

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Sprints/Hurdles
Year: Senior
Hometown: Natick, Mass.
High School: Natick

Bio

Career Honors:
Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2017-2018).

School Records:
110 meter hurdles (outdoor) – 14.28 (Patriot League Outdoor Championships, 5/4/19).
60 meter hurdles (indoor) – 8.29 (Patriot League Indoor Championships, 2/16/19).

2019 Outdoor (Senior):

  • Placed 14th at the IC4A Outdoor Championships in the 110 hurdles, running a 15.04 (5/11).
  • Placed fourth and second at the New England Outdoor Championship in the 110 hurdles (5/10).
  • At the Patriot League Outdoor Championships, broke a school record in the 110 hurdles, running a 14.28, to place third (5/4).
  • Ran a personal best of 54.03 in the 400 hurdles running a 54.03 to place fifth at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships (5/4).
  • Won in the 110 hurdles, running a 14.59, at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/20).
  • Placed second in the 110 hurdles and seventh in the 400 hurdles at the Ocean State Invitational (4/12-13).
  • Placed second in the 110 hurdles (15.17) and fourth in the 400 hurdles (55.52) at the Black and Gold Invitational (3/29).

 2018-2019 Indoor (Senior):

  • At the Patriot League Indoor Championships, broke a school record in prelims of the 60 hurdles, running 8.29, before ultimately placing sixth in a time of 8.41 in the finals (2/16-17).
  • Placed 18th in the 60 hurdles (8.49) and 11th in the 4x400 (3:23.38) at the NEICAAA Indoor Championships (2/1).
  • Had a personal best in the 60, running a 7.42, at the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic (1/25).
  • Had a personal best and finished fourth in the 400, running a 54.17, and added another personal best to win the 55 hurdles (7.78) vs. UNH (1/19).

• An Emerging Leader in the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

2017-2018:

  • Competed in the 100 and 200m dashes along with the 110m hurdles for the Crusaders.
  • Recorded a personal-best time (11.40) in the 100m at the High Point VertKlasse.
  • Posted a season-best time (23.48) in the 200m at the Ocean State Invitational.
  • Set a career-best time (14.52) in the 110m hurdles at the Holy Cross Invitational 2018.

2016-2017:

  • Competed in the 55, 60, 110 and 400-meter hurdles, 200-meter run and was a member of the 4 x 400-meter Relay (Led the Crusaders in the 55, 60 and 110-meter hurdles).
  • Posted career-best time in the 55-meter hurdles (7.93) at the UNH vs Holy Cross Meet (1/21), the 60-meter hurdles (8.38) at the Jay Carisella Track & Field Invitational (12/10), the 400-meter hurdles (56.16) at the Tiger Track Classic (4/7) and the 200-meter dash (23.08) at the Boston University Season Opener (12/3).
  • Placed seventh in the 200-meter dash (23.08) at the Boston University Season Opener.
  • Finished first in the 55-meter hurdles (7.93) at the UNH vs Holy Cross Meet.
  • Placed third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.42) at the Jay Carisella Track & Field Invitational and first (8.60) at the Maine and Holy Cross Men Dual Meet.
  • Qualified for and finished seventh in the 4 x 400-meter Relay (3:21.54) and sixth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.47) at the Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championships (2/17).
  • Also qualified for and finished 13th (3:22.90) in the 4 x 400-meter Relay at the NEICAAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
  • In the outdoor season, Thornhill finished eighth in the 110-meter hurdles (14.86) at the Tiger Track Classic and second in the same event (14.94) at the U Mass Minutemen Track and Field Invitational (4/15).

2015-2016:

  • Led the Crusaders with team-best times in the 55m hurdles (8.16; New Hampshire, 1/16), 60m hurdles (8.39; Patriot League Indoor Championship, 2/19) and in the 110m hurdles (14.77; Minuteman Invitational, 4/16).
  • Also ran as a member of both the 4x100m relay team that posted a team-best time of 42.16 versus Rhode Island and Worcester State, as well as the 4x400m relay team that recorded a team-best time of 3:20.75 at the New England Indoor Championship (2/26).
  • Additionally competed in the 55m, 60m and 200m dashes, as well as the 400m hurdles.
  • Ran season-best times in the 55m (7.07) at New Hampshire (1/16), in the 60m (7.46) at Maine (2/6), in the 200m (23.58) at the UMass Boston Indoor Open (12/5) and in the 400m hurdles (57.06) at the Minuteman Invitational (4/16).

Before Holy Cross:

  • Competed for four years in varsity track and field and one year with cross country at Natick.
  • Team captain his senior year.
  • Named Most Improved on his team his sophomore year, and team MVP his junior and senior seasons.
  • League All-Star his sophomore and senior years, and League MVP his senior year.
  • Metrowest Daily News All-Star his sophomore and senior years, as well as Boston Globe All-Scholastic and Boston Herald MVP his junior and senior years.
  • Set school records in 110 hurdles (14:42) and 4x400 m (3:18.72).
  • Rookie of the Year for cross country.
  • Member of National Honor Society and AP Scholar.

Personal:

  • Son of Ernest and Sharon.
  • Has one brother (Shawn) and two sisters (Shannon and Brianna).
  • Majoring in economics. 

Thornhill's Top Performances

Year

Event

Time

Meet (Date)

2019

110m H (outdoor)

14.28

Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championship (5/3)

2019

 400m H (indoor)

54.03

Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championship (5/3)

2019

60m H (indoor)

8.29

Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championship (5/3)

2019

60m (indoor)

7.42

Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic (1/25)

2019

400m (indoor)

54.15

UNH vs Holy Cross (1/19)

2019

55m H (indoor)

7.78

UNH vs Holy Cross (1/19)

2016

55m

7.07

New Hampshire (1/16)

2016

60m

7.46

Maine (2/06)

2018

100m

11.40

High Point VertKlasse (4/06)

2017

200m

23.08

Boston University Season Opener (12/03)

2017

55m H

7.93

UNH vs Holy Cross Meet (1/21)

2016

60m H

8.38

Jay Carisella Track & Field Invitational (12/10)

2018

110m H

14.52

Holy Cross Invitational (4/21)

2017

400m H

56.16

Tiger Track Classic (4/07)

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