Monieka Thompson
Monieka Thompson


Chicago, Ill.

High School:

Middle Distance

2003 Highlights: Placed third in the 1-mile run (5:41.53) at the Badger Track Classic? finished third in the 1-mile run at the Lewis Friday Night Series #3 with a mark of 5:27.51?holds UIC?s third-fastest indoor season times in both the 1-mile run (5:26.58) and the 3,000-meter run (10:51.22)?captured UIC?s fastest outdoor mark in the 1,500-meter run (4:57.47) at the Butler Twilight?picked up the team?s second-fastest outdoor mark in the 5,000-meter run (19:39.25) at the Lee Calhoun Memorial.

2002 Highlights: Broke the school-record and captured the indoor 400-meter dash title with a time of 57.75 at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships?placed second overall in the 600-meter run (1:36.7) at the UW-Milwaukee Open?won the 400-meter run (58.52) at the UW-Milwaukee Pre-Conference Tune-Up?finished second overall in the 800-meter run (2:13.48) at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships?took home the 800-meter run (2:17.97) title at the Chicagoland Championships?won the 800-meter run (2:14.91) at the Lee Calhoun Memorial?garnered the 800-meter run (2:16.4) at the UIC Invitational.

2000-01 Highlights: Served as a co-captain for the 2000 Cross Country of the Flames' most consistent cross country runners?competed in six cross country meets?broke 20 minutes for the first time in her career at the Midwestern Collegiate Conference championships with a 30th-place finish of 19:57?placed 13th overall at the UIC Home Opener (12:03)?broke outdoor school-record in the 800-meter run (2:09.78) at the Butler Twilight Invitational?ran anchor leg of record-setting 4x400 relay (3:59.85) team at the MCC Outdoor Championships?claimed first-place in the 400-meter dash (58.92) at the UW-Milwaukee Double Dual?captured 800-meter run (2:13.63) title at Chicagoland Championships?set Lee Calhoun Memorial Meet record in the 800-meter run (2:12.53)?earned first-place performance in the 400-meter dash (56.50) at the UIC Invitational?.won the 800-meter run at the MCC Indoor Championships with a time of 2:12.83...held the MCC's fastest outdoor times in the 400-meter dash (56.50) and 800-meter run (2:09.78).

1999-2000 Highlights: Selected as most improved cross country runner?topped UIC twice in two cross country meets?finished third among UIC teammates at MCC Cross Country Championships with a broken foot?broke school track records in 800 Indoor (2:14.48) at Alex Wilson Invitational and 800 Outdoor (2:12.44) at Butler Invitational?was MCC Track Champion in 400 Indoor and 800 Outdoor.

1998-99 Highlights: Turned in her top time of the fall season at the MCC Championships with a 51st place finish of 20:39...earned All-MCC honors during the indoor track season...won the 800m at the DePaul Indoor Meet (2:18.32) and captured first place in the 800m at the Prairie State Classic (2:18.93) and the Elmhurst Invitational (2:20.62)...finished second in the 800m at the MCC Indoor Championships (2:18.89)...placed third in the 800m at the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships (2:21.15)...was the winner in the 400m (57.78) and 800m (2:26.62) at the Elmhurst Invitational...posted a career-best time of 2:15.07 in the 800m at the MCC Outdoor Championships...qualified for the USATF Junior National Championships in June.

Prep/Personal: Impressive all-around athlete...lettered in track, cross country and basketball at Steinmetz High School...helped her squad to a third-place finish in the city championship...member of the basketball all-academic team...three-time state qualifier in track...advanced to the finals in the 800m in 1996...qualified for state as a member of the 800m medley relay team and 1600m relay, 400m relay and the 800m run...owns school records in the 400m and 800m...born May 13, 1980...daughter of Charles and Shirley Thompson...majoring in physical therapy.

2003 Top Indoor Track Times
400-Meter Dash     57.72     3/1/03    SCHOOL RECORD   
800-Meter Run     2:12.84    2/15/03

2003 Top Outdoor Track Times 400-Meter Dash 57.68 5/3/03 800-Meter Run 2:17.41 4/12/03 1,500-Meter Run 5:13.4 3/29/03