Thomas Phillips
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Bellarmine College '07

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 200

Position:
Sprints

Major:
Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior

2010: Big West Conference champion in 400, posting season-best 47.28 in prelim then 47.30 in final... Broke 48-second mark on four other occasions, including NCAA West Regional (32nd, 47.40)... Also appeared in 400 hurdles, winning Sac State Open with season-best 52.36... Ran lead leg of 4x400 relay (3:11.22) at Sun Angel Classic... Highlighted indoor season with school-record 400 time of 48.47, qualifying him for Aviva Indoor World Trials and UK Championships... Did not make trip to Sheffield due to illness.

2009: Enjoyed breakout season, winning Big West Conference 400 title with school-record 47.05, breaking teammate Alex Wilright's mark of 47.26 from earlier in the year... Anchored 2nd-place 4x400 relay (school-record 3:10.28) at conference... Posted 400 hurdles mark of 51.25 at Cal-Nevada state meet, then improved to 50.96 at Brutus Hamilton Invite, moving him into 2nd all-time in school outdoor history... Had team's best indoor 400 time, going 49.01 at Husky Invite to move into 5th in UC Davis indoor annals.

2008: Finished 6th in 400 hurdles at Big West Conference Championships, posting 53.11 in prelim heat... Also anchored 7th-place 4x400 relay (3:17.78) at conference... Won long hurdles title at Cal-Nevada state meet with 53.09, then improved to 53.02 at UCLA Invitational.

BELLARMINE PREP '07: State meet qualifier as a senior in 300 hurdles (38.64) and 400 (49.16)... Season-best 400 mark was 48.82... Won quarter and finished 3rd in 110 hurdles (15.18) at West Catholic Athletic League meet... Advanced to Central Coast Section meet as a junior, placing 6th in 300 hurdles.

PERSONAL: Born in Southampton, England... Majoring in neurobiology, physiology & behavior (NPB)... Parents are Mark & Jackie Phillips... If not for track & field, would consider playing volleyball at UC Davis... Hopes to own a yacht by the time he is 30 years old.