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Amy Thornton Athlete Profile

Amy Thornton

Amy Thornton
Position: Mid Distance Height: 5-8 Roster Years: 2012 Hometown: Spokane , WA Last School: University High School


  • Born in Moses Lake, Washington 
  • Parents are Donald and Elizabeth Thornton 
  • Has four siblings (three sisters and one brother) 
  • Enjoys throwing pottery, making delicious treats, jumping on the trampolines, spending time with family and watching Disney movies

Before BYU

  • Prepped at University High School
  • Earned four letters in track and six combined letters in basketball and soccer
  • Named UHS's Most Inspirational and Most Valuable athlete 
  • Captain of the track and field team from 2009-11
  • Placed ninth at state in the 800m in 2009, fourth in 2010 and ninth in 2011
  • 4x400m team placed seventh at state in 2011 
  • Named First Team All-GSC (Region) in 2011 
  • Pasco Invitational 1600m champion in 2011 
  • 2010-11 Soccer: Most Inspirational, Best Defender and team captain 
  • Basketball 2009-10: Respect Award, Sportsmanship Award and Best Defender 
  • Basketball 2011: Second Team All-GSL, Jack Blair All-Star game participant and team captain 


PERSONAL BESTS: 400m- 59.98; 800m- 2:11.86

2012 | Freshman Year


  • Opened BYU career with a win in the 800m at the BYU Indoor Invitational in 2:17.15
  • Finished fourth in the 800m (2:17.38) and was part of the sixth-place finishing 4x400m team at the Blue and Orange Opener
  • Ran the 800m in 2:17.64 to finish fifth in the event at the Cherry and Silver Invitational 
  • Recorded a season best 800m time of 2:14.86 at the Husky Classic 


  • Set a career best in the 800m by finishing first in 2:11.86 during the Weber State Twilight
  • Finished fifth in the 800m with a time of 2:17.64 during the New Mexico Cherry and Silver Invitational
  • Placed sixth in the BYU Tri-Meet with a time of 2:20.52
  • Took second during the Robison Invitational in 2:17.41