Lamar men take fourth; women place seventh
Races set for Saturday morning in Waco
Men's XC has Freshman and Coach of the Year
Lamar has five runners earn All-Conference honors
Sam Walkow earns All-Conference accolades
2010-11: Turned in a 15th-place finish at the Southland Conference Championships in 25:42.4 as Lamar won its fifth straight team title ... Finished 63rd at the NCAA Regionals in a time of 32:14.0 for 10K ... Placed 19th at the Bronco Invitational in Santa Clara, Calif., with a clocking of 24:32.2 for 8K as Lamar won the team championship ... During indoor track season, named Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year ... Won Southland Conference indoor title in the 3,000 in 8:20.33 ... Ran the anchor leg for Lamar's winning effort in the men's distance medley relay at the Southland Conference Indoor Track Championships ... claimed fourth in the 3,000 meters at the Houston Indoor Invitational in 8:29.16 ... Came in fourth in the mile at the Howie Ryan All-Comers Meet in 4:18.62 ... Earned honorable mention All-America status in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in outdoor track after posting a time of 8:54.73 at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Took second place in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Southland Conference Outdoor Track Championships in 3:49.00 ... Opened outdoor track season by winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the McNeese Cowboy Relays in 9:24.05 ... Placed third in the 1,500 meters at the Victor Lopez Classic in 3:49.67 ... Anchored Lamar's effort of 9:50.96, good for fourth place in the men's distance medley at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
BEFORE LAMAR: Earned a bachelor of science degree in strength and conditioning at St. Mary's University in London, England ... Was the 2010 England Under-23 champion in the steeplechase ... Was second at the 2010 BUCS in the steeplechase ... Third in senior AAA meet in the steeplechase ... Represented Great Britain in the in international junior competition in the steeplechase.
HIGH SCHOOL: Competed in the 800-, 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs as well as the 3,000-meter steeplechase for Aldershoot Farnham & District.
PERSONAL: Thomas G.W. Wade was born on Jan. 14, 1989, in Newport, Isle of Wight ... Son of David and Louise Pudney ... Twin brother Joe also runs cross country and track for Lamar ... Pursuing a master's degree in kinesiology ... enjoys, English football, films, music and cricket.