About Thomas Réau
" I’m a complete athlete who can run from 1500 meters to Half marathon"
Sport: Track & Field
Date of birth: 04/24/00
Graduation year: 2018
Placement year: Fall 2020
High School name: Lycée professionnel privé de la CCI
GPA: According to NCAA guidelines, Thomas's GPA would meet U.S. requirements
Major: Business / Communication
Current club: C.A Périgueux Athlétisme
Current coach: Patrick Petitbreuil
10k : 31:45 (2019)
5000m : 14:54 (2019)
3000m : 8:44.54 (2019)
1500m : 4:02.73 (2019)
4th place at Nationals 5000m - U20
18th place at Nationals Cross Country - U20
6th place at inter-Regional Cross Country - U20
Vice Regional Champion Cross Country - U20
District Champion Cross Country - U20
Why should I recruit you ?
To begin with, I'm hundred percent committed to my athletics goals, I almost used every minute that I have had during the past year to improve and be able to reach a national level. I don’t set any limits and I badly want to succeed in track and field. I’m a complete athlete who can run from 1500 meters to Half marathon. I never complain about how tough the workout is or about the conditions, I just go for it every day. I started to train seriously only a year ago, so I still can make big progress. This past year I finished 4th at the national championship on the 5000m (14’54) just one second off the podium. For all of those reasons, I think you should recruit me.
Why do you want to compete at US Colleges?
I’m looking for a training group that can push me more than my actual partners. I also want to be part of a team cause it’s really motivating, that put pressure for sure but I think it is a good thing to perform. I really like the American way to train and the fact that the sport is more valuable for American people.
What do you want to achieve in Track/XC?
I want to run under 30 minutes on the 10k and get closer to 14’00 on the 5000m. Moreover I’m looking for 1500’s improvement, maybe around 3’55-3’50. I really love Cross Country and compete at a high level will be great for me. I dream about been part of the U23 French team and I'm going to work for it.
College and life goals?
Study in USA is a good opportunity for me to combine school work and Track and Field. I like business and communication and I worked in this sector of activities during the last two years. I really would like to keep studying these kinds of subjects and see where it can go. Work as a community manager or as a brand representative sound very good to me. I want to do something that keep me interested and committed
Anything to add ?
Being a successful athlete is about the life you choose to live and the things you do or not. I’m ready to make the right choice.