Tom Lancashire
Tom Lancashire


Bolton, England

High School:



Excellence Rewarded!

Trio of track & field/cross country 'Noles named Academic All-Americans


Looking Back At A Pair Of Champions

Track Noles notched historic ACC sweep


Track Star Scholars

Fout, Winslow Sweep ACC Scholar-Athlete awards; Brits, Winslow Academic All-Americans

Four-time All-American (2005, 2006 Indoor and Outdoor)
Two-time ESPN Academic All-American (2005, 2006)
Two-time ACC Performer of the Year (2005 Indoor and Outdoor)
Five-time ACC Champion
2005 ACC Indoor & Outdoor Track MVP
Two-time Distance Medley Relay Champion (2004 and 2005 Indoor) Eight-time All-ACC
All-NCAA South Region Cross Country Team (2004, 2005) All-ACC Team (2004, 2005)

Regional Qualifications: 800m (1:45.76), 1500m (3:41.63)

School Records: 1st all-time in the 800m (1:45.76), 1st all-time in the outdoor 1500m run (3:38.92), 1st all time in the indoor mile run (4:00.64)

Personal Best: Mile (3:58.52), 800m (1:45.76), 1500m (3:38.92)

2006: Outdoor - One of the top mid-distance runners in the country...fastest 800m runner in the country and fifth speediest 1500m harrier in the nation... third fastest 1500m runner in the region... set the George C. Griffin Track record and shattered a 20-year old FSU school record in winning the 800m in 1:45.76 at the Reebok Invitational... his time of 1:45.76 was the fastest in the NCAA this year and the seventh fastest in the world in 2006... secured a berth at regionals with a season-opening, event winning mark of 1:46.99 at the Seminole Invitational... opened the outdoor season with a regional standard time of 3:41.63 at the Cardinal Invitational... picked up his second league crown, taking the1500m in an ACC Championships and Kentner Stadium record time of 3:42.13... led all advancers in the preliminary race with a mark of 3:48.70... won the 800m at the Seminole Invitational... Indoor - one of five student-athletes on the team to earn All-American honors... finished in fourth place in the mile run with a time of 4:13.38... one of 13 men's indoor All-Americans in the league... one of 15 provisional qualifiers on the team... first sub-four minute miler in FSU school history... ran the record breaking mark at the Florida Fast Times Meet, automatically qualifying with a time of 3:58.52... ran the second fastest mile time in the nation, entering the meet... defended his Atlantic Coast Conference mile run crown, winning in 4:40.36... the title was his third overall (two indoor mile, one outdoor 1500m)... opened the preliminary race with the top qualifying time (4:10.69)... appeared in his second NCAA Indoor National Championships in three seasons at FSU... ran 8:14.85 in the 3000m at the Tyson Invitational... fastest mile run time in the league... sixth fastest 3k time in the conference... First Seminole in FSU school history to run a sub-four minute mile...Two-time All-American...Ran the record-breaking mark at the Florida Fast Times meet, automatically qualifying at 3:58.52...Mark is the top time in the NCAA Championships and the second fastest in the NCAA all season... Defended his mile run title in helping FSU to its fourth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship...Finished the event in 4:04.36 for his third league crown (two I the mile, one in the 1500m)...Opened the prelims at the meet with a time of 4:10.69...Appeared in his second NCAA Indoor Championship meet in three season...Finished in fifth place in the mile at 2005 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

2005: Outdoor - In just his second season in the Garnet and Gold, has achieved success on the conference, regional and national levels... earned All-America honors for his fourth-place finish at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships... bettered the FSU-school record mark, which he set during the summer of 2004 with his time of 3:38.92 bettered the 1500m mark he ran in the summer of 2004 to take first place all-time... named ACC Indoor and Outdoor Performer of the Year for his excellent performance at the league championships... is the third outdoor performer of the year from FSU in six seasons and first to sweep both indoor and outdoor accolades... won the 800m and 1500m events at the Atlantic Coast Conference meet with start times separated by only 63 minutes... accounted for 20 points in FSU's ACC Team Championship... won the 1500m run at the Georgia Tech Invitational, regionally qualifying in a then-school record of 3:41.83... ran a then-season best and regional standard mark in finishing fourth at the Mt. SAC Relays in 3:44.08... the time was the ninth fastest in the nation and tops in the conference and region... led the team in the 800m and 1500m events, holding three of the top four marks... ran a regional qualifying time of 1:48.30 in the 800m at the Seminole Invitational... one of 11 Seminole men with regional qualifying marks... Indoor - Culminated the season with All-American accolades in the mile run... earned his first All-American honor with a fifth-place finish in the mile at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships... had one of the top times in the nation and the conference in the mile event... anchored the distance medley relay to defend its league title with a dour-minute mile... the ACC Indoor MVP took home the honors for his title-winning performances in the mile run and as anchor leg in the distance medley relay as well as a fourth-place finish in the 3000m the league meet, ran a 4:00-minute mile to edge Virginia at the line for the event and team title... his points helped FSU edge Clemson by 2.5 points for first place in the team race... shattered the school record at the Florida Fast Times meet, running a 4:00.64 in the mile run.

2004: Cross Country - Proved to be a solid competitor for the Seminoles, leading the team to its highest ranking in almost 20 years and scoring in the top five for FSU in six of seven events on the season... helped guide FSU to 17th place finish at the NCAA National Championships as he recorded a time of 32:17.7 and was the Seminoles' second overall finisher in 72nd place... opened up his season by placing 5th in the Mountaineer Open with a time of 25:28.20... continued his success at the Notre Dame Invite as he set a collegiate personal best (8K) with a time of 24:16 good for 25th place... moved into the top two in the varsity lineup... at the NCAA Pre-Nationals, finished fourth overall for FSU, crossing the line in 46th place with a time of 24:50.6... at the conference meet, finished in 11th place with a time of 25:01.0 and helped FSU to finish in second overall place... was in integral on the team that won the NCAA South Regional Championship title, running a collegiate personal best (10K) at the in a time of 30:11.99, good for 12th place. Outdoor - Finished ninth in the 1500m at his fi rst NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, one place shy of All-America honors...posted a time of 3:47.39 in the prelims and a fi nal mark of 3:47.51 in Austin, TX...led the middle distance corps of the Seminole lineup with the top two times in the 800m dash and the top fi ve in the 1500m one of the top 1500m recruits in the country, ran a regular season best 3:43.31 at the Georgia Tech Invitational to better his regional qualifying mark and earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships meet...the time is the third fastest in school history... posted a then-personal best mark of 3:45.58 at the prestigious Stanford Relays...was named to the 2004 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Recipients for his third place finish in the 1500m in a time of 3:47.04...ran a personal best and regional qualifying mark of 1:48.59 in the 800m dash at the Florida dual meet to finish second...his 800m mark of 1:48.59 is the ninth best in school history... Indoor - Continued his high level of competition seen during cross country season, breaking the record in the mile run...posted a school record time of 4:04.33 at the Adidas Invite, breaking the indoor record that stood for 25 seasons (Cliff Cook - 4:05.60 - 1979)...earned All-ACC honors for his second place fi nish in the mile run and as a member of the winning distance medley relay...holds two of the top four times in the mile run...ran the anchor leg for the conference winning distance medley relay in 9:53.19.

2003: Cross Country - Was a welcomed addition to the squad, helping the men to their fi rst NCAA National Championships berth in 22 years...ran a season best 10K time at the NCAA South Regionals, completing the course in a time of 31:35...posted a time of 26:18.1 for the 8K course at the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet...scored in the top five for FSU at nationals with his 161st place finish (31:43 10K).

Prep: Second fastest all-time 18U runner in England recording a 3:44.61 in the 1500m as a 17-year old... led the English schoolboys in the 800m with a 1:49.9... an outstanding cross country runner, represented England at he 2003 World Cross Country Championships.

Personal: Born July 2, 1985...son of Graham and Suzy Lancashire...played soccer and swam while a student at Turton High School in Brumley Cross... competing in the 2004 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Junior Championships, posted a personal best mark of 3:42.48 during the semifinals en route to a sixth place in the final.


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