UND Roster

2012-13 Cross Country Roster

Thomas Pesch

Middle Distance

Class Fifth Year
Hometown Elgin, MN
High School Plainview-Elgin-Millville

2012 Cross Country Season: Did not compete during the cross country season.

AS A SENIOR: Competed in three meets during the cross country season … won the 8K JV race at the National Catholic Championships (25:43.5), defeating 76 other runners … placed 65th out of 165 runners in the 8K gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational (26:22) … led off season with a 36th place finish out of 53 runners at the 5K Crusader Invitational (16:46.7) … ran in five races during the indoor and outdoor track and field seasons … one of best showings was at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open in the 3,000m setting a personal record in 8:36.46 … achieved personal records in the mile (4:13.48) at the Notre Dame Invitational and in the 3,000m steeplechase (9:56.16) at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

AS A JUNIOR: Competed as a distance runner in the season, racing in the 3,000m run and 5,000m run … fastest time of the season in the 3,000m came in the indoor season at the Notre Dame Invitational where he finished in 8:40.34 to place second in the event … also posted fastest time in the 5,000m run on the indoor season at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, crossing in 14:59.83 to finish 24th … best outdoor time in the 5,000m came at the Gina Relays when he finished in 15:03.72 to earn ninth … finished second in the 3,000m at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open with a time of 8:44.57 … placed fifth at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational in the 5,000m run with a final time of 15:35.42.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not compete.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished 13th in the 3,000 in 9:03.36 at the Notre Dame Invitational … opened the season with a 4:31.72 in the 1,600 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Lettered eight times in cross country and track and field at Plainview-Elgin-Millville (Minn.) … four-time track and field conference champion … three-time team captain in track and field and twice held the honor on the cross country side … eight-time Three River all-conference selection … four-time all-state performer … five-time all-state academic performer … named team MVP each of his four years in cross country and track and field … school record holder in the 800, 1,600, 3,200 and 3,200 relay … member of student government … class president … youngest of three children … born in Rochester, Minn. … full name is Thomas Daniel Pesch … son of Daniel and Kristi Pesch … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in accounting … enrolled in graduate school in the Mendoza College of Business.