Thomas Staines Lowers Personal Best in NCAA Championship Racing
As Gary and Linda Staines watched their son navigate the intense atmosphere of NCAA championship racing, they were overjoyed that his personal best had decreased since joining his team despite all of its stressors.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Staines was an unlikely athlete for most of his high school years; though both of his parents were Olympic runners and owned their running shoe store in Colorado Springs. Instead, he played soccer all throughout high school before showing promise on the track during sophomore year – prompting his coach to ask an important question that would change everything for Thomas forever.
After qualifying for Division II nationals during his freshman season, he decided to continue pursuing his passion at CSU-Pueblo. Although initially uncertain of their decision, his dedication and work ethic proved they made the correct call. Since then his success has continued; going from running 1:50.3 as a freshman season time to 1:47.2 during his sophomore season and earning him contention for national championship competition before going on to defeat all competition and win it by over 200 seconds!
Thomas Staines relocated with his family from Tennessee when he was four. At first, his focus was soccer; as soon as he began showing promise in track though, coaches asked a life-altering question of him.
Lieutenant Edward Carrington was appointed on 23 June 1812 and began sailing the Cyane 28 with Captain James Allen Proby out of the West Indies until October. Later he embarked upon the Solebay 32 for the Mediterranean voyage.
Subsequently he transferred to the new frigate Briton 38 and in December 1812 began fighting in the Channel and Bay of Biscay. On 15 December he captured two privateers: Sans-Souci 14 on 15 December and Melance 4 off Bordeaux on 9 September 1813. Due to his swimming abilities he managed to avoid drowning when an overturned boat carrying despatches washed ashore off Faro in September.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas Staines stands out among college runners thanks to the support of an esteemed track family – his parents Gary and Linda both competed at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and earned world championship medals as Olympic competitors.
By December 1796 he had been promoted to lieutenant aboard the Peterel 16 under Commander Philip Wodehouse and served most notably at Naples during 1809; for this he earned himself both knighthood and Sicilian Order of Saint Ferdinand.
“Michael’s track successes are impressive, but his contributions in ballet stand out.” Through leadership outreach initiatives he is spreading dance to people of all ages and abilities through ballet classes for kids, seniors and those living with Parkinson’s. These efforts help connect children, seniors and Parkinson’s patients to their creative voices through this art form.
Thomas Staines comes from a long line of runners in his family. Both Gary and Linda competed on the Great Britain national team at 5,000 meters running events, winning world championship medals for 4x400m relay races at world championship competitions.
Promoted to Captain on 28 March 1807, he took command of HMS Cyane 22. On 25 June 1809 at Naples with Peterel and Espoir vessels in company, she captured 18 Neapolitan vessels while also disabling one battery – for this service he received both the Sicilian Order of Merit and Honor and Ottoman Crescent Order Awards for his action.
In September 1814 he led HMS Briton and HMS Tagus around Cape Horn into the Pacific, discovering Pitcairn Island six years after the Bounty Mutiny. On 2 January 1815 he was knighted.
Staines has amassed at least $156 trillion dollars according to his KB Home stock holdings reported on January 9, 2008. Over that time period he acquired 2,500 units and sold two.
Born in Epsom, England to Gary and Linda Staines – who both ran on the British Olympic team – it came as no surprise when Gary took up running later on in life. But it really began during his senior year at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs when he discovered that middle distance running would better suit his natural speed and stamina than football. Football initially held his attention until Gary realized middle distance running was his true calling – at which point he made the switch and now enjoys an esteemed career running alongside running store Runners Roost in Colorado Springs!