2003 -- At the NCAA Championships, placed sixth in his heat, tying for 20th overall, in the 800m in 1:50.56 ... At the NCAA West Regional, placed second in 1:50.30 and also ran on UCLA's 4x400m relay ... At the Pac-10 Championships, ran 1:50.42, placing fourth.
2002 -- Ran a personal best 1:49.30 in the 800m at the Oxy Invitational ... Ran a 1:59.08 in qualifying, but did not advance to the finals at the Pac-10 Championships.
2001 -- In track as a freshman, Thornton ran 1:51.46 in the 800m, No. 2 on the squad ... As a redshirt freshman in cross country, Thornton ran in five invitationals ... Highest finish was 23rd at the CS Fullerton Invite II on Oct. 19 ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll for 2001 Fall quarter.
High School -- In 1999, Thornton was the Arcadia 800m champion (1:54.01), second at the CIF Masters meet and eighth at the CA State meet ... Two-time league champion in the 800m and three-time league champ on his high school's 4 X 400m relay ... Prep bests were 1:53.70 (800m) and 4:26 (1600m).
Personal -- Born April 28, 1981 ... History major.
Thornton's Best Marks
800m ... 1:49.30