Track & Field
Duke Track & Field BIO
Honors: Outdoor All-East (3,000m Steeplechase - 2012)...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)...Outdoor All-ACC ACademic (2014)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012)
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…did not compete during the 2015 outdoor 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.