Rainford Thomas
Rainford Thomas
Year: Junior
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Chestnut Hill Academy
Position: Jumps

2011-12 (JUNIOR): INDOOR: In the Sorlien Invitational, won the high jump (2.03m)... At Navy, took eighth in the high jump (1.89m)... At the Terrier Classic, tied for ninth in the high jump (1.95m)... At Lafayette/Rider Winter Games, jumped a season best 13.67m (44' 10.25") in the triple jump... At the Atlantic 10 Indoor's, finished seventh in the high jump. OUTDOOR: At Holy Cross won the high jump by clearing 2.04m (6-8.25)... At Brown's Springtime Open earned second in the triple jump with 13.76m and his reach is 11th in the A-10. Also cleared 1.96m in the high jump for a five-way-tie for fourth place.

2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): INDOOR: Won the high jump event with a mark of 2.04m while finishing fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 13.64m at the URI Sorlien Invitational... Placed fourth in the high jump (1.94m) and sixth in the long jump (6.41m) at the U.S. Navy Invite... Posted a runner-up finish in the high jump with a mark of 1.98m at the Terrier Classic... Finished third in the high jump (1.99m) and fourth in the triple jump(14.11m) at the Lafayette Rider Winter Games... Won the high jump event with a mark of 2.04m at the Atlantic 10 Championships to earn first team all-conference honors... Posted a 12th place finish in the triple jump at the New England Championships. OUTDOOR: Finished fourth in the high jump with a mark of 1.88m and was a member of the 4x100m relay team that finished fourth at the Bryant Invitational... Won the high jump with a mark of 1.93m and was runner-up in the triple jump with a mark of 13.82m at the Brown Outdoor Invitational... Finished fifth in the high jump (2.00m) and 10th in the triple jump (13.83m) at the Larry Ellis Invitational.

2009-10 (FRESHMAN): INDOOR: Placed fourth in the high jump at the Terrier Invitational... Finished third in the high jump (1.94m) at the Lafayette Rider Winter Games. OUTDOOR: Placed sixth in the high jump at the UConn Alumni Invite... Won the high jump with (6-8.25) at the Brown Invitationall... Placed eighth in the high jump (21-05.50) at the Larry Ellis Invite... Notched a season best long jump performance at the Holy Cross Meet, finishing in second place with a leap of 22-1.50... Placed fifth in the high jump at the A-10 Championships with a leap of 2.04m.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played basketball, football and soccer and ran track at Chestnut Hill Academy... Captained both his football and track teams... Named MVP of the Patteron Cup... In track, made nationals and ranked in the top five in SE Pennsylvania... Volunteered as a youth ambassador for People to People.

PERSONAL: Born October 6, 1989... Son of Rainford Thomas and Pauline Henry... Has three brothers, Paul, Ryan and Naje... Enjoys sports, video games and attending sporting events... Lists Michael Vick as his favorite athlete and the Philadelpia Phillies, Eagles and Flyers as his favorite sports teams... Majoring in communication.