Pat Thygesen

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Date of Birth: 7th January 2002
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 140lbs
Citizenship: Australia
NCAA ID: 1802123307
High School: Brisbane Boys College, Queensland Australia
2019 School Vice Captain
College Recruiting Class: 2020
GPA: 3.5+
SAT score: 1320

Personal Best Times:
1500m – 3:56.22 (March 10th, 2019)
3000m – 8:28.08 (February 9th, 2019)
5000m – 15:11.29 (January 19th, 2019)
2000m Steeplechase – 5:46.50 (April 7th, 2019 (76.2cm/30″ height)
3000m Steeplechase – 9:08.87 (March 7th, 2019) (91.4cm/36″ height)

National Podium finishes:
Australian Athletics Championships (club):
Selected for April 2019 Australian Junior Championships
Australian Athletics Championships (club):
2018 Under 18 2000m Steeplechase – 1st
Melanesian Championships in Vanuatu – represented Australia
2018 Under 18 2000m Steeplechase – 1st
Australian Cross Country Championships:
2016 Under 16 4000m – 3rd
2014 Under 12 3000m – 1st
2013 Under 11 3000m – 2nd
Australian All Schools Athletics Champs:
2017 Under 16 3000m – 2nd
2017 Under 16 2000m Steeplechase – 2nd
2015 Under 14 1500m – 3rd
2014 12 years 800m – 1st
2013 11 years 800m – 3rd
Australian Athletics Championships (club):
2017 Under 16 3000m – 2nd
2017 Under 16 2000m Steeplechase – 2nd
2017 Under 16 1500m – 3rd
2016 Under 15 3000m – 3rd
2016 Under 15 1500m – 2nd
State Podium finishes:
Queensland Cross Country Champs:
1st – 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Queensland Athletics Champs 2017:
3000m – 1st 2016, 2017, 2nd 2018 (in the age group higher U18)
1500m – 1st 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
2000m Steeplechase – 1st 2017″

Video Highlights:
1500m 2019 State Championships





Teams Represented:
Australia Athletics Team for Melanesian Champs 2018
Queensland Athletics Heat Team 2016-present
Queensland State Cross Country 2012-present
Queensland State School Athletics Team 2012-present
Brisbane Boys College Athletics 2015-present
Brisbane Boys College Cross Country 2015-present
Coach: Lizel Moore, or +61 438 129 082

High School Grades, at end of Year 10, end of 2017:
Mathematics: A
English: B+
Science: B+
Commerce: A-
Graphics (Semester 1): B+
Senior Physical Education (Semester 1): B+
Modern History (Semester 2): B
Technology Studies (Semester 2): A+

Education Goals ” My academic goals focus on obtaining a degree in Engineering or Physiotherapy that can be used in Australia. I plan on completing this degree in the United States to the highest standard I can achieve”.

My Objective “Since the age of 9 I have had a great passion and joy for running whether that be at training or racing in my school or state colors. My goal will be to continue pursuing my running career at a college in the United States of America as well as concurrently achieving high academic success. My greatest enjoyment in running is competing for the success of the team which I will look forward to contributing to for a USA college”.

College Goals “Throughout my schooling career I have prided myself in my ability to continue to achieve not only highly in the sporting arena, but also academically. My goal at college is to strive to better my results in both of these aspects of life”.

Life Goals: “An initial life goal which I have had for a very long time is to make an Australian Team to compete at the Olympics as well as at IAAF World Championships. Through a College Career in the USA I hope that I will be able to achieve this during the time I am at College or it will provide a foundation for later years of my running. As well as this I would also love to have great success within the College system by aiming to win an NCAA title. While I have many goals in the sporting arena, I also have goals in relation to my study. As a running career can only last for so long and there are only a special few in the sport that can live of their successes, I would like to leave the USA with a strong degree which will hopefully set me up for life after running with a career”.

Why College in the USA? “The main reason I want to compete in college is that I would be able to race and train in a team environment similar to school and current squad training. When I run in these conditions I find that it brings out the best in my ability which is exactly why I would love to compete in college environment. Another reason is the fact that I want to go further with my running and I believe competing in college will help me with this process. This success will hopefully come to light with the assistance from a college coach as well as stronger and faster training partners. Furthermore, I would like to compete in college as I want to continue my studies while managing my running commitments through a supportive community and environment. I believe that this can be achieved at a USA college”.

What makes you different? “When I compare myself to other racers I find that the main difference between them and myself is my ability to perform when it counts most to a team no matter what the circumstances. Whether this be running in a relay or competing at the Greater Public Schools Athletics Championships with the cheers from my fellow students in the stands, I always achieve the greatest result possible. Another important aspect that separates me from the rest is that I compete in such a variety of sports, which allows me to access many other aspects which improves my mental ability while racing. Among these other sports I compete in, there are a myriad of team sports including cricket, soccer and touch football. This I feel allows me to communicate well and get the best out of my team members on the running track”.