Former Holy Cross (Lou.) great Jacob Thomson will compete in the US Olympic Marathon Trial Saturday morning in Orlando. The race will start and finish in downtown Orlando, near Lake Eola Park. The race is set to start at 10:10 AM (ET.)
During his high school days at Holy Cross (Class of 2013) in Louisville, Thomson was a 9-time KHSAA State Champion in track and 2-time KHSAA State Champion in Cross Country. He was a 2-time Foot Locker Nationals finalist and represented the United States on the world stage in high school once. He ran at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country Meet for the USA in England. He still holds KHSAA State Records in the 1600m 4:09.99 and 3200m 9:07.17.
In college he was a multi-time national qualifier in XC and track at NC State University and the University of Kentucky. He was a 3-time SEC Champion in track as well. He became the 4th Kentuckian ever to break the 4 minute barrier for the Mile when he ran a 3:57.07 in 2018.