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Jeff Thode
Jeff Thode

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Schaumburg, Ill.

High School:
James B. Conant

Event:
Distance

05/12/2012

Sowinski Stays Hot, Leads Iowa on Day 2

Senior breaks the school and facility record as Iowa advances to the finals in 14 events

04/28/2012

Doris Jumps To Drake Title

Hawkeyes finalize competition at Drake Relays.

04/27/2012

Hawkeyes Send Three Events to Finals

Hawkeyes compete in day two of the Drake Relays.

04/25/2012

Hawkeyes Gear Up for Drake Relays

Drake Relays are set to begin Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

04/21/2012

Hawkeyes Capture 14 Titles at Musco Twilight

Iowa Hosts 13th annual Musco Twilight.

01/21/2012

adidas Track & Field Classic

adidas Track & Field Classic Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012

2012 -- Indoor - led team in mile (4:06.11), 3,000 meters (8:06.03) and two miles (8:53.91)... anchored distance medley relay that placed third at Big Ten Championships with a school record-setting 9:45.41... placed eighth in mile (4:09.14) at Big Ten Championships, running a 4:07.06 in prelims... won two miles (8:53.91) at New Year's Classic... placed 20th in mile at Husky Invite (4:06.11)... won mile (4:08.52) and placed second in 3,000 meters (8:16.36) at Adidas Classic... placed fifth in 3,000 meters at Alex Wilson Invite (8:06.03)... won 800 meters at Iowa Invite (1:53.42)... Outdoor - won 1,500 meters with a team-leading 3:46.32 at Arkansas Spring Invite... won 1,500 meters at Musco Twilight XIII (3:46.65) and placed 12th at Big Ten Championships (3:49.96)... anchored distance medley (9:41.59) and ran third leg on 6,400-meter relays (17:02.26) at Drake Relays... both times lead team and rank third all-time at Iowa... letterwinner.

2011 -- Indoor - became the first runner in school history to clock a sub-four-minute mile, running the event in 3:58.72 at Last Chance Qualifier... All-American, placing sixth in mile at NCAA Championships (4:01.73)... set school record in 3,000 meters (8:00.38) at Huskie Invite, which was the first time he'd run the event in his Hawkeye career... placed third in mile (4:02.00) and eighth in 5,000 meters (14:16.00) at Big Ten Championships... the 5,000-meter time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa... anchored distance medley relay to fifth-place finish at Big Ten Championships with a team-leading 9:57.44, which ranks eighth all-time at Iowa... Outdoor - placed sixth in 1,500 meters (3:51.13) and seventh in 5,000 meters (14:12.40) at Big Ten Championships, helping team to first Big Ten title since 1967... the 5,000-meter time led team and ranks ninth all-time at Iowa... placed 14th in 1,500 meters at NCAA West Regional (3:47.35), running a team-leading season-best 3:45.30 in prelims... anchored team-leading distance medley relay to third-place finish at Drake Relays in 9:41.37, which ranks second all-time at Iowa... ran third leg on school record-setting 3,200-meter relay that placed second at Drake Relays in 7:23.77... won 800 meters at Jim Duncan Invite (1:52.53) and placed second in 1,500 meters at Drake Relays (3:46.15)... letterwinner... Cross Country - lone Hawkeye to qualify for NCAA Championships, placing 78th in 30:38 (10,000 meters)... earned all-region honors for third straight season, placing eighth at NCAA Midwest Regional in 31:23 (10,000 meters)... placed 20th at Big Ten Championships (24:22-8,000 meters)... won Iowa Open (19:01-6,000 meters) and placed 17th at Chile Pepper Festival (30:12-10,000 meters)... Iowa's top finisher in the five races where he competed... letterwinner.

2010 -- Indoor - set then-school record in the mile with a provisional qualifying win at the NCAA Qualifier (4:03.07)... anchored fourth-place distance medley relay at Big Ten Championships (9:52.71)... that time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... Outdoor - set school record in 1,500 meters at NCAA West Regional preliminaries (3:43.02)... broke a Francis X. Cretzmeyer facility record and a Musco Twilight meet record with his 1,500-meter win at Musco Twilight XI (3:44.51)... ran third leg on eighth-place 6,400-meter relay at Drake Relays (17:01.46), which ranks second all-time at Iowa... ran season-best 5,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (14:17.79)... letterwinner... Cross Country - earned All-America, all-region, and second-team all-Big Ten honors... was team's top finisher in each race... placed 30th out of 246 runner at NCAA Championships (30:31) to became the sixth All-American in Hawkeye men's school history and first since 1998... was one of six Big Ten men's runners to earn All-America honors... placed fifth at NCAA Regional in 10,000 meters with a school record-setting time of 29:55.78, marking the second straight season he earned all-region honors... placed ninth at Big Ten Championships (23:56-8,000 meters) to earn second team all-Big Ten honors... ran a collegiate best time in 8,000 meters at Bradley Classic (23:27), finishing second... that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... finished 25th at Wisconsin adidas Invite in 8,000 meters (24:04)... won Iowa Invite, posting a time of 25:05 in 8,000 meters... finished third at Hawkeye Invite, running a time of 19:04 in 6,000 meters... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2009 -- Cross Country - placed 21st at NCAA Regional with a season-best 31:27 (10,000 meters), earning all-region honors... placed 17th at Big Ten Championships (25:52) and 19th at NCAA Pre-Nationals (24:15)... won Hawkeye Invite (18:21-6,000 meters) and Iowa State Intercollegiate (24:50)... placed second at Wisconsin Adidas Invite (23:55-8,000 meters)... the 6,000-meter time ranks second all-time at Iowa... Iowa's top finisher in five of six races... one of four Hawkeyes to compete in all six races... letterwinner.

High School -- won state titles in cross country and 1,600 meters senior year... all-state and all-conference honoree, earning team MVP and athlete of the year honors as a senior... placed fifth in two miles at 2009 national meet, finishing ninth as part of 3,200-meter relay and 12th as part of distance medley relay in 2008... set school records in 800 meters (1:53.710, 1,600 meters (4:05.00) and as part of 3,200-meter relay (7:51.9)... four-year letterwinner in cross country and track... two-time Illinois High School Scholar-Athlete award winner... coached by Russel Dahl and John Powers.

Personal -- born September 10, 1990... son of Jim and Terry Thode... leisure studies major.

Thode's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
800 Meters (I) 1:53.42 Iowa Invitational 2/17/12
800 Meters (O) 1:52.53 at Jim Duncan Invitational 4/16/11
1,500 Meters (O) 3:43.02 at NCAA Regional 5/27/10
Mile (I) 3:58.72 at ND Last Chance 3/5/11
3,000 Meters (I) 8:00.38 at Huskie Invitational 2/12/11
Two Miles (I) 8:53.91 New Year's Classic 1/14/12
5,000 Meters (I) 16.00 at Big Ten Championships 2/26/11
5,000 Meters (O) 14:12.10 Big Ten Championships 5/13/11
6,000 Meters (CC) 18:21 Hawkeye Invitational 9/4/09
8,000 Meters (CC) 23:27 at Bradley Classic 10/15/10
5.2 Miles (CC) 25:52 at Big Ten Championships 11/1/09
10,000 Meters (CC) 29:55 at NCAA Regional 11/13/10
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