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Thomas Breitbach

A three-time letterwinner in both men's track and cross country, Thomas Breitbach completed his eligibility in cross country last year but will compete in track & field in the spring of 2012.

Breitbach has competed at a high level since transferring from UW-La Crosse in 2008.

On the track, Breitbach competes in distance events. After recording top-five finishes at WIAC Championships his first two seasons, he highlighted his junior season with a 5,000-meter WIAC Indoor Championship title and two runner-up finishes at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships. During the 2011 outdoor season, he broke two school records, one of had been held for almost 33 years.

In cross country, Breitbach participated at nationals twice. In 2009, he helped the team to a 16th place finish while he was the lone representative for the men's team in 2010. At nationals in 2010, he finished in 93rd place. His best time on an 8,000-meter course came at regionals in the fall of 2010 when he achieved a time of 24:38, one of the best times in school history. He was a team captain in 2009 and 2010.

Academically, Breitbach was a five-time member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (three in cross country, two in track) while he earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in 2011. A history major, Breitbach holds a 3.44 GPA.

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