Thomas MacAskill

Track and Field
January 30, 2004


About Athlete

Im Thomas MacAskill, 19, From Scotland (United Kingdom). I specialise in the 3k and 5k on Track as well as occasionally moving down to 800m and 1500m.




I have ran and competed for my club ever since I was 12 years old, Teviotdale Harriers. The club specialises in cross country and it has shaped me in to a promising young endurance athlete yet to explore his full potential.

Additional sporting info

Teviotdale Harriers Senior Mens Cross Country Champion 10k
RSHGA Distance League Winner 2022
Teviotdale Harriers Menzies Champion 8k 2023

Personal Best

9.17 3,000M Indoor (December 2021)
2.05 800m (September 2021)
4.17.00 Indoor 1500m (January 2022)

What makes you different?

My natural ability to balance my obligations and my ability to relate to other people. I can easily make friends and I don't get jealous of anyone. I find I can keep myself focussed for prolonged periods of time without getting side tracked, a quality I think most people don't have. My commitment to succeed is second to none, I will not let anyone down and my drive for success is extremely high. I always do something if I am told and rarely say no. I treat everyone how I like to be treated and always have a smile on my face regardless of my feelings.

Why do you want to compete in college?

I want to become the best version of myself and progress my career to the next level. I want to experience a new culture, environment with like minded people driving towards the same goal. Scotland offers a great level of support and facilities but to take myself to the next level as an athlete and person, I believe America is the place for me to do this. After all, its the land of opportunities, right?

College Goals?

Break 1min 55 for the 800m.
Break 8min 40 for the 3000m
Break 14.50 for the 5000m

Anything else we should know?

I will not let you down, believe me.



Borders College


Higher National Diploma in Sports Coaching and Development. Grade B awarded


Hawick High School


Higher PE A National 5 PE A National 5 English A National 5 Geography C National 5 Health and Food C National 4 Maths A