THIS YEAR: Tracee Thomas is USC's top returning 400m runner and a vital part of Troy's relay squads...She is coming off of knee surgery this Fall and the Trojans will need her to be successful in the Pac-10 and NCAAs.
2005: Thomas had a strong showing as part of USC's 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams...She ran the second leg for USC's 4x100m relay team that won the Pac-10s with a time of 43.66...That was the sixth-fastest time in school history...She also ran the first leg for the 4x400m relay team that posted the eighth fastest time in school history (3:33.53) in the prelims at the NCAAs, but did not qualify for the finals...Her best time in the 400m race was 53.64 on April 30 at the UCLA Dual Meet to finish second.
2004: Thomas showed marked improvement as a sophomore, finishing sixth at the Pac-10 meet in the 400m and running a PR 52.99 at the UCLA dual meet...That mark was good for sixth on the USC 400m list...She took sixth in the 400m at the NCAA West Regionals. 2003: As a true freshman, Thomas had bests of 12.34 in the 100m and 55.18 in the 400m...She was a mainstay on both the Trojan relays and she ran third leg on the 400m relay squad that won the Pac-10 championship.
HIGH SCHOOL: Thomas attended J.W. North High in Riverside, Calif., where she had a fine career as a sprinter and long jumper...She led her team to three state titles during her time at North...She had bests of 11.5 in the 100m, 23.2 in the 200m, 54.1 in the 400m and 19-11 in the long jump.
PERSONAL: Tracee was born on April 17, 1984...She is an art history major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: 400m -- 52.99; 200m -- 24.79