NORTHRIDGE - 2007
Thomas Ross won the Big West championship in the 110 meters in a time of 13.98 ... went on to the NCAA West Regional where placed second in a time of 13.78 ... improved on that time at the NCAA Outdoor Championships where he ran a lifetime-best 13.77 in the first round to advance to the semifinals ... his time is a Cal State Northridge 110 meter hurdles all-time record ... clocked a time of 13.92 in the semis and did not reach the final ... also qualified for the Big West long jump where her finished fourth with a season-best 24-1.50 (7.35) ... also ran a season-best 54.58 in the 400 meter hurdles at the Tiny Lister Classic at Cal State LA to finish third ... finished second to teammate Anthony Brown in the 60 meter hurdles at the WAC Indoor Championships ... ran a season and meet-best 8.00 in the prelims and 8.06 in the finals ... his time of 8.00 ranks third in the Matador indoor history ... took fourth in the long jump with a season-best mark of 23-7.50 (7.20).
BARTON CO. COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Ross spent two seasons (2004-06) as a hurdler/jumper at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kan. ... competed for the Cougars and coach Lyles Lashley both seasons.
NORTHPORT HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered in track and football at Northport High School in Northport, N.Y. ... was the state long jump champion in 2001 and Northport won the Suffolk County track and field championship ... was a four-time All-County selection as a wide receiver for the Tigers' football team ... graduated in 2004.
Born February 8, 1985 in Washington, D.C. ... parents are Andrea Jones-Ross and Thomas Ross Sr. ... has one older sister, Courtney ... has a relative, D'wayne Missouri who plays for the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League ... favorites include the New York Giants, actor Samuel L. Jackson, the TV show "Boondocks" and the movie "Pulp Fiction" ... major is Marketing and Finance.