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Thomas Earns First Pac-12 Athlete Of The Week

May 10, 2022

SEATTLE -- Sophomore Carley Thomas was named the Pac-12 Women's Track Athlete of the Week today, the first honor of her career and the third Athlete of the Week honor this season for the Husky program.

Thomas, the Sydney, Australia product, posted her best 800-meters time in two years last Friday at the Sound Running Track Meet in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. She came across the line in 2:03.58, the fastest time in the Pac-12 this season and the 14th-fastest time in the NCAA this year.

Thomas continues to get closer in range to her personal-bests from 2019 and 2020, when she was one of the best juniors in the world, making the 2019 World Championships for Australia. She suffered a broken leg in the summer of 2020 but was able to return to running by the winter and amazingly was back to run at the 2021 Pac-12 Championships. This season, she got under 2:05 for the first time in two years at the Fresno State Invite, going 2:04.49, and then broke 2:04 last Friday.

Washington heads to the Pac-12 Championships this week, hosted by Oregon at Hayward Field from Friday through Sunday, May 13-15.

Pac-12 Track & Field Athletes of the Week

  Men's Track Women's Track Men's Field Women's Field
March 22 Jamar Marshall Jr., ASU Micaela De Mello, WSU Mykolas Alekna, CAL Beatrice Llano, ASU
March 29 Brian Fay, WASH Celera Barnes, USC Mykolas Alekna, CAL Mine De Klerk, ORE
April 5 Udodi Onwuzurike, STAN Abby Nichols, COLO Garrett Brown, STAN Camryn Rogers, CAL
April 12 Eduardo Herrera, COLO Ezinne Abba, CAL Mykolas Alekna, CAL Camryn Rogers, CAL
April 19 Brian Fay, WASH Abby Nichols, COLO Earnest Sears III, USC Camryn Rogers, CAL
April 26 Reed Brown, ORE Aneta Konieczek, ORE Ty Hampton, ORE Jorinde van Klinken, ASU
May 3 Charles Hicks, STAN Julia Heymach, STAN Mykolas Alekna, CAL Jorinde van Klinken, ASU
May 10 Luis Peralta, ORE Carley Thomas, WASH Mason Strunk, ORE Jaida Ross, ORE