John Paul Thyken
John Paul Thyken
Height: 5-8
Year: Junior
Hometown: Concord, Calif.
High School: Clayton Valley

AS A JUNIOR IN 2004-2005: Cross-Country: Raced in six competitions during the season... earned All-Academic West Coast Conference honors... best finish of the season was an eighth-place showing at the Bronco Invitational... clocked an 8K time of 26:07 at the Willamette Invitational... ran a season-best time of 25:52 at the Stanford Invitational. Track: Raced in five competitions on the season ... placed tenth in the 1,500-meters with a time of 4:05 at the Chico Twilight Open ... turned in his best performance of the season at the Woody Wilson Invitational, finishing fifth in the 1,500-meters with a time of 4:07 ... placed seventh in the 800-meters with a time of 1:59 at the Warrior Invitational ... clocked a time of 15:48 in the 5,000-meters at the Johnny Mathis Invitational ... finished ninth in the 1,500-meters with a time of 4:09 at the Aggie Track & Field Classic.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2003: Finished 25th at the WCC Championships with an 8,000-meter time of 27:24 ... raced in seven events during the season ... finished 40th at the Bronco Invitational ... ran a 26:43.48 at the Willamette Invitational ... finished the 10,000-meter NCAA Regionals with a time of 33:37 and 143rd place.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2002: Raced in the first six meets of the season ... top finish was a 16th-ppace effort at the San Francisco State Invitational ... completed the 8,000-meter Gold Gate Park course in a time of 26:53.80 ... finished 42nd at the Bronco Invitational with a time of 28:14 ... finished 36th at the USF Invitational with a four-mile time of 23:35.