A Middletown High School track standout, twice winning the state two-mile championships, Thomas Stevens enrolled at Hagerstown Junior College in 1975, earning All-American honors for the indoor two-mile and outdoor 10,000 meters events. He also won state and region six-mile titles. In 1988 and 1989, Stevens won the Maryland and Charlotte marathons respectively, with a 2:17.30. A consistent top-10 finisher at major meets, Stevens holds every county record from a mile through the marathon. He was a 1994 Hagerstown Junior College Hall of Fame inductee.