OU Track and Field BIO
Thomas Cheval
Player Profile:
Thomas Cheval 2043041
Position: Jumps
Year: Junior
Hometown: Van Nuys, Calif.
High School: Birmingham HS
Other College: Cerritos College
Experience: 2 Letters
• Oklahoma Program Record Holder -- Heptathlon (5,671)
• 2016 NCAA Indoor Second Team All-American (Heptathlon)
• 2016 Big 12 Indoor Champion (Heptathlon)
• 2015 Big 12 Outdoor Scorer (Decathlon, 4x400-Meter Relay)
• 2015 Big 12 IndoorScorer (Heptathlon)


Indoor Career Bests
60-Meter Hurdles: 8.15, 2015/ 2016
60-Meter Dash: 7.04, 2016
1,000-Meter Run: 2:47.76, 2016
Shot Put: 42-01.25(12.83m), 2016
High Jump: 6-08.25 (2.04m), 2015
Long Jump: 24-04.25(7.42m), 2016
Pole Vault: 14-10.75(4.54m), 2016
Heptathlon: 5,671 points, 2016
400-Meter Dash:  49.93, 2016

Outdoor Career Bests
100-Meter Dash: 10.96, 2015
Long Jump: 23-4.50 (7.12m), 2015
Shot Put: 41-10.75 (12.77m), 2015
High Jump: 6-9.75 (2.08m), 2015
400-Meter Dash: 49.65, 2015
110-Meter Hurdles: 14.45, 2015
Discus Throw: 124-11 (38.08m), 2015
Javelin Throw: 149-09.00 (45.64m), 2015
Pole Vault: 13-09.25 (4.20m), 2015
1500-Meter Run: 5:00.90, 2015
Decathlon: 7,187 points

 2017
(Indoor)
Finished 10th in the long jump at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a mark of 22-01.00 (6.73m)... Finished fifth in the long jump at the Sooner Opener with a distance of 23-04.00 (7.11m).

2016
(Indoor)
 Won the heptathlon at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships with a total of 5,515 points: finished sixth in the 60-meter dash with 7.10 for 847 points, finished seventh in the 1,000-meter run with 2:52.85 for 736 points, finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.31 for 905 points, tied for third in the high jump with a mark of 6-04.75 (1.95m) for 758 points, finished fifth in the pole vault with a new personal best mark of 14-10.75 (4.54m) for 772 points, finished first in the long jump with a mark of 23-04.00 (7.11m) for 840 points, and finished first in the shot put with a new personal best mark of 42-01.25 (12.83m) for 657 points... Finished 13th in the long jump at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships with a mark of 22-09.25 (6.94m)... Finished 33rd in the 400-meter dash at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with a time of 49.93... Finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational with a time of 8.18, after matching his personal best in the semi-finals with a time of 8.15... Set OU program record in the pentathlon with 5,671 points at the Razorback Invitational to finish fourth at the meet: came in fifth in the 60-meter dash with a personal best time of 7.04 for 868 points, finished seventh in the 1000-meter run with a personal best 2:47.76 for 789 points, finished third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.21 for 930 points, finished third in the high jump with a mark of 6-06.25(1.99) for 794 points, placed sixth in pole vault with a personal best 14-05.25 (4.40m) for 731 points, finished second in the long jump with a personal best 24-04.25 (7.42m) for 915 points, finished eighth in the shot put with a new best of 41-05.00 (12.62m) for 644 points... Ran the second leg of the distance medley relay that won at the Texas A&M Quadrangular with a time of 9:58.28... Placed fifth in the long jump at the Texas A&M Quadrangular with a mark of 22-08.50 (6.92m) and eighth in the shot put with a mark of 38-11.00 (11.86m)... Finished second in the 60-meter hurdles at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a time of 8.22... Placed ninth in the shot put at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a mark of 42-06.25 (12.96m)... Ran the anchor leg of the 4x440 yard relay that won at the J.D. Martin Invitational with a time of 3:27.34.

2015
(Outdoor)
Placed fourth in the decathlon at the the Big 12 Championship: finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with a personal best time of 10.96  for 870 points, was runner-up in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.65 for 831 points, placed fifth in the 1500-meter run with a personal best time of 5:00.90 for 555 points, was the runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles with a wind-aided time of 15.00 for 850 points, won the high jump with a 6-05.00 (1.96m) mark for 767 points, tied for fourth in the pole vault with a personal best 13-09.25 (4.20m) mark for 673 points, won the long jump with a 23-03.50 (7.10m) effort for 838 points, placed fifth in the shot put with a personal best  throw of 41-10.75 (12.77m) for 653 points, finished fourth in the discus throw with a personal best 124-11.00 (38.08m) mark for 626 points, and placed ninth in the javelin throw with a personal best 149-09.00 (45.64m) effort for 524 points... Ran the opening leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished seventh at the Big 12 Championship with a time of 3:14.59... Ran the first leg of the 4x400 meter relay that finished 10th at the Longhorn Invitational with a time of 3:22.36... Finished 13th of 40 in the long jump at Penn Relays with a mark of 232.00 (7.06m)... Placed 17th in the discus throw at the John Jacobs Invitational with a throw of 120-10 (36.82m)... Finished fourth in the discus throw at the Rafer Johnson-Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational with an effort of 120-09 (36.81m)... Placed fifth in the shot put at the Rafer Johnson-Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational with an effort of 39-09.75 (12.13m)... Finished 20th in the javelin throw at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with an effort of 119-10 (36.52m)... Finished second in the 110-meter hurdles at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a time of 14.45. (Indoor) Finished third in the heptathlon at the Big 12 Championships: finished fifth in the shot put with 41-01.50 (12.53m) for 639 points, won the long jump with 23-04.00 (7.11m) for 840 points, finished sixth in the pole vault with 14-0.50 (4.28m) for 696 points, won the high jump with 6-08.25 (2.04m) for 840 points, won the 60-meter hurdles with 8.15 for 944 points, finished tenth in the 1,000-meter run with 2:59.66 for 668 points, tied for third in the 60-meter dash with 7.13 for 837 points... Finished 31st in the 60-meter hurdles with a new best of 8.28 at the Tyson Invitational... Finished second in the heptathlon at the Razorback Invitational with 5,195 points ...Finished fourth in the 60-meter dash after clocking a time of 7.12 for 840 points, won the high jump with a clearance of 6-08.00 (2.01m) for 831 points, won the long jump with a clearance of 22-10.00 (6.96m) for 804 points, won the 60-meter hurdles (8.27), placed sixth in the shot put with a a personal record of 39-00.50 (11.90m) for 600 points, finished fifth in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:56.81 for 696 points, and finished eighth in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-09.75 (3.60m) for 509 points... Placed 14th in the shot put with a throw of 35-02.00 (10.72m) at the Texas A&M Quadrangular... Finished seventh in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.50 at the Texas A&M Quadrangular... Competed in the long jump at the J.D. Martin Invitational.

At Cerritos College

2014 Cerritos College Athlete of the Year... Won the decathlon  in the 2014 California Community College Athletic Association state championship with 7,175 points... finished  seventh in the long jump at the 2014 California Community College Athletic Association state championship with a 22-7.25... 2014 Cerritos College track and field most valuable athlete.

High School

Four-time league champion in long and triple jumps... Three-time league champion in the 110-high hurdles... Competed in the California State Championship as a senior.

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