Thomas Gruenewald Athlete Profile

Thomas Gruenewald

Height: 6-1 Weight: 166 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2007-2009 | 2012-2013 Hometown: Manlius, NY Mission: Ogden, UT Last School: Stanford

Personal

  • Born in Syracuse, NY
  • Parents are David and Marcia
  • Brother plays soccer at Rollins College and also semi-pro
  • Mother was a gymnast at Green Mountain College
  • Likes reading, driving, waterskiing and going for long walks on the beach
  • Majoring in business management with a minor in German

Before BYU

  • At Fayetteville-Manlius High he was a two-time Footlocker National Cross Country Finalist
  • Led his team to a runner-up finish and a third place finish at the 2004 and 2005 Nike Team Nationals
  • Manhattan Invitational Record holder
  • The 2006 New York Federation Cross Country Champion
  • Indoor and outdoor 3200m Section Record Holder
  • Two-time New York State Outdoor 3200m Champion
  • Ran the 13th fastest high school two-mile in the nation during his senior year with his time of 8:58.98

Other College

  • Ran 8:21 indoors for a 3K and 3:53 outdoors in the 1,500 as a freshman at Stanford

Stats

2013: Senior
Place Event Time Distance
13 Utah Open 19:52.2 6k
20 Autumn Classic 20:53.8 4 miles
17 Griak Invitational 24:47 8k
77 Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 24:13 8k
7 WCC Championships 23:32 8k
120 NCAA Championships 31:27.7 10k
2012: Junior
Place Event Time Distance
5 Utah State Invitational 18:57.0 4 miles
8 BYU Autumn Classic 20:17.9 4 miles
15 Bill Dellinger Invitational 24:05:00 8k
69 Pre-Nationals 24:13.7 8k
22 WCC Championships 24:42:00 8k
91 NCAA Championships 30:38.6 10k
2009: Sophomore
Place Event Time Distance
9 BYU Autumn Classic 20:16.9 4 miles
14 UC Riverside Invitational 24:32.2 8k
12 Bill Dellinger Invitational 23:57.0 8k
19 Pre-Nationals Invitational 24:08.4 8k
15 MWC Championships 24:47.6 8k
15 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 30:49.9 10k
54 NCAA Championships 30:36.0 10k
2008: Freshman
Place Event Time Distance
5 BYU Autumn Classic 21:21.0 4 miles
31 Aztec Invitational 25:51.0 8k
33 Roy Griak Invitational 25:11.0 8k
37 Pre-Nationals Invitational 24.17.0 8k
20 MWC Championships 25:19.0 8k
31 NCAA Mountain Region Championships 30:38.0 10k


2008 | Freshman Year

  • Took fifth place at the Autumn Classic
  • Placed 20th at the MWC Championships

2009 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned All-Region honors with a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Mountain Regional
  • Came in 54th place at the NCAA Championships in 30:36
  • Took 15th place at the MWC Championships
  • Came in 12th place at the Bill Dellinger Invitational
  • Placed 14th at the UC Riverside Invitational

2012 | Junior Year

  • Took fifth at the Utah State Invitational with a four-mile time of 18:57.0
  • Competed at Pre-Nationals and took 69th with an 8K time of 24:13.7
  • Named to WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll with Silver Honors

2013 | Senior Year

  • Placed 17th at the Griak Open, fourth for the Cougars, to help lead BYU to first place overall
  • Took 77th at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational
  • Placed 7th overall and fourth for the Cougars at the WCC Championships, earning All-WCC honors