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Jeff Thode
Jeff Thode


Schaumburg, Ill.

High School:
James B. Conant



Hawkeyes Compete at Husker Invite

The University of Iowa track and field team heads to Lincoln, Nebraska.


Lewis, Witt Race to Lifetime Bests in Seattle

Senior Kevin Lewis races to the school record in the men's 3,000-meters.


Sowinski Stays Hot, Leads Iowa on Day 2

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


Doris Jumps To Drake Title

Hawkeyes finalize competition at Drake Relays.


Hawkeyes Send Three Events to Finals

Hawkeyes compete in day two of the Drake Relays.


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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