2006 Highlights: Horizon League Outdoor Champion in the 400-meter dash...also ran on the Horizon League Champion 4x100 relay team that competed at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships...posted a season-low time of 49.09 in the 400-meter at the league championships...competed in both the 200-meter and 400-meter intermediate hurdles during the outdoor season...team's top performer in the 400-meter dash during the indoor season...also competed in the 200-, 600- and 800-meter races during the season...enjoyed a pair of top finishes in the 400-meter dash in indoor competition, at the Carthage Invite on Feb. 4th and the Chicago Opener on Jan. 7th...placed second at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in the 400-meter race with a personal-best indoor time of 48.69...finished fourth at the Lewis Invite in the 200-meter dash on Feb. 11th in 23.07.
2005 Highlights: Finished third overall in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.8 at the University of Chicago Open...placed second in the 400-meter dash (51.32) at the Redbird Invitational...picked up a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash (51.01) and third-place mark in the 200-meter dash (22.93) at the Tadd Metzger Invitational...won the 400-meter dash (50.73) and added a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash (22.9) at the Lewis Invitational...earned a pair of personal-bests, in the 200-meter dash (22.35) and 400-meter dash (49.83) at the Alex Wilson Invitational...his time of 22.35 in the 200-meter dash was the third-fastest Horizon League Indoor mark and his time of 49.83 in the 400-meter dash was the fifth-fastest Horizon League Indoor mark...earned a pair of Horizon League Outdoor Championship titles in both the 400-meter dash (47.75) and as a member of the record-setting, 4x100 relay (41.5)...also earned a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash (22.07) at the outdoor championships...finished second overall in the 400-meter dash (49.16) at the North Central College Invitational...placed third in both the 200-meter dash (22.01) and the 400-meter dash (48.67) at the Butler Twilight Invitational...captured a second-place mark in the 400-meter dash (48.79) at the Redbird Invitational...picked up a pair of first-place finishes in both the 200-meter dash (22.33) and the 400-meter dash (48.82) at the Wheaton Invitational...garnered a pair of second-place finishes at the Chicagoland Championships in both the 200-meter dash (22.04) and as a member of the 4x100 relay (41.85)...earned a pair of top-three finishes at the Jerry England Invitational in both the 400-meter dash (2nd, 49.8) and the 200-meter dash (3rd, 21.78)...his time of 21.78 in the 200-meter dash, was the third-fastest time of the season in the Horizon League.
Prior to UIC: Competed for the track and field team for a season at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County...led Retrievers in the 200-meter dash at the 2004 America East Conference Championships with a mark of 21.86...anchored the 4x400 relay team...earned the "Unsung Hero" award while at UMBC.
Prep/Personal: Lettered in track and field for four seasons at Waubonsie Valley...also played power forward and center on the basketball team for a year...was an All-Upstate Eight champion in the 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash during his junior year...repeated his 400-meter conference reign his senior season...two-time state qualifier and all-state finisher in the 400-meters...was a team captain of the Warriors...part of team that finished in the top three in Upstate Eight competition all four years...led the team in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter dashes...born April 19, 1985...son of Debra Thompson...majoring in film.
Career Best Outdoor Times 200-Meter Dash: 21.78 (3/26/05) 400-Meter Dash: 47.75 (5/13/05) 400-Meter Hurdles: 58.25 (4/15/06)