Honors: Outdoor Second Team All-America (10,000m - 2016)...NCAA Outdoor Participant (10,000m- 2016)...Indoor School Record Holder (5,000m - 2015)...Indoor Second Team All-America (5,000m - 2015)...Outdoor All-ACC (5,000m - 2016; Steeplechase - 2016)...Indoor All-ACC (5,000m - 2015)...Outdoor All-East (3,000m Steeplechase - 2012)...Cross Country All-ACC (2013, 2015)...Cross Country ACC Performer of the Week (2012)...NCAA East First Round Participant (Steeplechase - 2012, 2013; 5,000m - 2014)...Cross Country All-ACC Academic Team (2012, 2013)...Indoor All-ACC Academic (2012, 2015)...Outdoor All-ACC Academic (2014, 2016)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
2015-16: Participated in seven competitions during the outdoor season…finished third and set a school record in the 10,000 at the Mt. Sac Relays (4/14), crossing the line in a time of 28:47.48…qualified for the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/14), placing fourth overall in the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 8:34.64, running the second-fastest time in Duke history…ran the fourth-fastest time in Duke history at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/15), finishing fourth with a time of 13:54.76, earning second team All-ACC honors in the process…took the start at the Penn Relays (4/30) and finished fifth in the 5,000 with a time of 14:04.08...also served as a leg of the seventh-place finishing 4xmile relay that posted a time of 16:44.50…claimed 15th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/8) in the 10,000 with a time of 29:37.41, earning second team All-America honors…did not compete during the indoor season…two time Men’s Track ACC Performer of the Week (March 29th and April 19th)…named to the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the fifth consecutive year as a graduate student.
2014-15: Competed unattached in one event during the fall, placing first at the Three Stripe Invitational (11/8) in a 5K time of 14:20.02…Indoors, set a school record in the 5,000 at the Iowa State Classic (2/13), crossing the line in a time of 13:47.22…earned second team All-America honors after placing 13th overall in the 5,000 at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/4)…qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships (2/27) in the 5,000, finishing fifth overall to earn second team All-ACC accolades…did not compete during the 2015 outdoor season...named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team for the second time...collected his second career selection to the All-ACC Academic Men's Indoor Track & Field Team...earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth straight season.
2013-14: In the fall, led Duke to a sixth-place finish at the ACC Cross Country Championships (11/1), placing fourth in a time of 24:07.7…consistently placed second for the Blue Devils throughout the season…saw a personal-best 8K time of 23:57.1 at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational (9/28), placing seventh overall…Indoors, qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships (2/28), placing eighth in the 5,000 with a converted time of 14:03.31…earlier in the season, won the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/7) 5,000 in a time of 14:03.15, the second-fastest time in Duke history at the distance…Outdoors, qualified for the ACC Outdoor Championships (4/18), placing fourth overall in the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 8:58.14…also competed in the 5,000 at the conference championship, placing fifth overall in a time of 14:03.57…ran the fourth-fastest 5,000 time in Duke history at the Raleigh Relays (3/28), placing seventh in a time of 13:58.82…won the 3,000 steeplechase at both the Wolfpack Last Chance Meet (5/16) and the VertKlasse Meeting (4/4)…qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round meet (5/31), placing 23rd in the 5,000.
2012-13: Won the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational to open the fall, garnering him ACC Performer of the Week accolades...Duke’s top finisher at the Panorama Farms Invitational, notching a personal-best time of 24:39.4 for 8K to finish 18th overall...followed up that performance with a 24:03.5 clocking two weeks later at the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet...scored for the Blue Devils at all three championship meets, including in a 39th-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships...named to the Cross Country All-ACC Academic squad...Indoors, focused primarily on the 3,000 meters where he ran a personal best time of 8:21.84 to finish sixth at the Virginia Tech Elite meet…finished 24th at the ACC Indoor Championships in the event after clocking a time of 8:45.61…Outdoors, Duke’s top performer in the 3,000 steeplechase with a personal best time of 8:58.04 to win the Duke Invitational…ranks third on Duke’s all-time list in the event…finished 16th in the event at the 2013 ACC Outdoor Championships with a time of 9:08.23…qualified for the NCAA East First Round where he finished 19th in 8:59.29.
2011-12: Made his Duke debut in the fall at the N.C. Central dual meet, where he finished second overall...Duke's fifth man at the Panorama Farms Invitational, placing 18th overall in 25:18.05...recorded a season-best time of 25:06.5 for 8K to come in 64th at the ACC Cross Country Championships...was the Blue Devils' top finisher at the Three Stripe Red Shirt Invitational, taking 11th overall...indoors, specialized in the 3,000m and 5,000m...set a personal best 14:27.88 in the 5,000m to finish seventh at the ACC Indoor Championships...outdoors, concentrated on the 3,000m steeplechase...broke the freshman record and with a time of 8:58.48 in a first-place finish at the Duke Invitational...that time placed him third on Duke's all-time list...finished ninth in the ACC Outdoor Championships after falling over one of the barriers...earned All-eEast honors by finishing seventh at the IC4A Championship...placed 24th at the NCAA First Round with a time of 9:00.35.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner at Charles W. Baker...state champion in the 3,000m steeplechase...three-time sectional champion in the same event...also won a sectional championship as a member of the 4x800m relay squad...finished third at the New York State Federation Cross Country Championships as a junior...member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society...graduated as class salutatorian.
Personal: Son of Michael and Marcia Thompson...born June 14, 1993...has one brother, Collin, and one sister, Emily.
Cross Country PRs
5K- 14:20.02 (11/8/2014)
8K- 23:29.8 (10/17/2015)
Mile- 4:13.73 (2/21/2014)
3,000m- 8:08.98 (1/31/2015)
5,000m- 13:47.22 (2/13/2015)
3,000m Steeplechase- 8:58.04  (4/6/2013)
5,000m- 13:58.82  (3/28/2014)