Crusaders Men's Track & Field BIO
Brandon Thornhill
Player Profile:
Brandon Thornhill 2603246
Position: Sprints/Hurdles
Year: Junior
Hometown: Natick, Mass.
High School: Natick

• An Emerging Leader in the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

2016-2017:

  • Competed in the 55, 60, 110 and 400-meter hurdles, 200-meter run and was a member of the 4 x 400-meter Relay (Led the Crusaders in the 55, 60 and 110-meter hurdles)
  • Posted career-best time in the 55-meter hurdles (7.93) at the UNH vs Holy Cross Meet (1/21), the 60-meter hurdles (8.38) at the Jay Carisella Track & Field Invitational (12/10), the 400-meter hurdles (56.16) at the Tiger Track Classic (4/7) and the 200-meter dash (23.08) at the Boston University Season Opener (12/3)
  • Placed seventh in the 200-meter dash (23.08) at the Boston University Season Opener
  • Finished first in the 55-meter hurdles (7.93) at the UNH vs Holy Cross Meet
  • Placed third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.42) at the Jay Carisella Track & Field Invitational and first (8.60) at the Maine and Holy Cross Men Dual Meet
  • Qualified for and finished seventh in the 4 x 400-meter Relay (3:21.54) and sixth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.47) at the Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championships (2/17)
  • Also qualified for and finished 13th (3:22.90) in the 4 x 400-meter Relay at the NEICAAA Indoor Track and Field Championships
  • In the outdoor season, Thornhill finished eighth in the 110-meter hurdles (14.86) at the Tiger Track Classic and second in the same event (14.94) at the U Mass Minutemen Track and Field Invitational (4/15)

2015-2016:

  • Led the Crusaders with team-best times in the 55m hurdles (8.16; New Hampshire, 1/16), 60m hurdles (8.39; Patriot League Indoor Championship, 2/19) and in the 110m hurdles (14.77; Minuteman Invitational, 4/16)
  • Also ran as a member of both the 4x100m relay team that posted a team-best time of 42.16 versus Rhode Island and Worcester State, as well as the 4x400m relay team that recorded a team-best time of 3:20.75 at the New England Indoor Championship (2/26)
  • Additionally competed in the 55m, 60m and 200m dashes, as well as the 400m hurdles
  • Ran season-best times in the 55m (7.07) at New Hampshire (1/16), in the 60m (7.46) at Maine (2/6), in the 200m (23.58) at the UMass Boston Indoor Open (12/5) and in the 400m hurdles (57.06) at the Minuteman Invitational (4/16)

Before Holy Cross:

  • Competed for four years in varsity track and field and one year with cross country at Natick.
  • Team captain his senior year.
  • Named Most Improved on his team his sophomore year, and team MVP his junior and senior seasons.
  • League All-Star his sophomore and senior years, and League MVP his senior year.
  • Metrowest Daily News All-Star his sophomore and senior years, as well as Boston Globe All-Scholastic and Boston Herald MVP his junior and senior years.
  • Set school records in 110 hurdles (14:42) and 4x400 m (3:18.72).
  • Rookie of the Year for cross country.
  • Member of National Honor Society and AP Scholar.

Personal:

  • Son of Ernest and Sharon.
  • Has one brother (Shawn) and two sisters (Shannon and Brianna).
  • Majoring in economics. 

Thornhill's Top Performances

Event

Time

Meet (Date)

55m

7.07

New Hampshire (1/16/2016)

60m

7.46

Maine (2/6/2016)

200m

23.08

Boston University Season Opener (12/3/17)

55m H

7.93

UNH vs Holy Cross Meet (1/21/17)

60m H

8.38

Jay Carisella Track & Field Invitational (12/10/16)

110m H

14.77

Minuteman Invitational (4/16/2016)

400m H

56.16

Tiger Track Classic (4/7/2017)