Gabby Thomas has signed a professional contract with New Balance.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After one of the most storied track and field careers in Ivy League history, Gabby Thomas has decided to forgo her senior season and turn pro, signing a deal with New Balance, as announced Monday by the company.
"Gabrielle has had a remarkable career in her three years with Harvard Track and Field," said Jason Saretsky, The William W. 'Bill' McCurdy Director of Track and Field. "I'm incredibly proud of all that she accomplished and what her future holds. It is great she'll be continuing this next chapter of her career while staying here at Harvard, working with Coach Tolbert and our program."
The Florence, Massachusetts native has set numerous records at Harvard and currently holds the indoor records in the 60m (7.25), 200m (22.38), 300m (37.47), and is a member of the record holding 4x400m relay team. Gabby was just as prolific on the outdoor track, holding Harvard records in the 100m (11.19), 200m (22.32), long jump (6.27m), and setting school marks as a member of the 4x100m, 4x200m, and 4x400m relays. She is a five-time Heps Outstanding Performer of the Meet honoree, earning Most Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet four times (two indoor, two outdoor) and the 2018 Outdoor Heps Most Outstanding Field Performer of the Meet award.
During the 2017-18 indoor track season, Thomas became the first NCAA sprint champion in Ivy League history, winning the 200-meter dash while setting an NCAA indoor record, crossing the finish line in 22.38 seconds. She is a 25-time All-Ivy League athlete and an eight-time USTFCCCA All-American.
This past summer, Thomas traveled throughout Europe, competing in the presitigious IAAF Diamond League against many of the best sprinters in the world. She won the 200-meter dash at the Diamond League meet in Lausanne, Switzerland while finishing in second and setting a personal-best time of 22.19 in London.