2011-12 XC: Finished third overall at the Southern Conference Championships in a personal best 8,000 meter time of 23:54, earning All-SoCon First Team honors (Oct 29) … with an 8th place overall individual performance at the NCAA Southeast Regional (Nov 12), he earned a bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. … received the Elite 89 award for being the participant with the highest GPA in the NCAA Cross Country Championships field, finishing in 189th place (Nov 21) … named Southern Conference Academic All-Conference. Indoor: Set a personal best time of 4:09.09 in the mile run at the Meyo Invitational to place fourth overall (Feb 4) … finished in eighth place overall in the 3,000m at the Spire Invitational crossing the line in a personal best time of 8:08.59 (Feb 11) … ran 8:19.83 in the 3,000m at the SoCon Indoor Championships to place fifth overall … was the 800m leg of the DMR team that finished first at the event (Feb 23) … SoCon Academic All-Conference. Outdoor: Ran a personal best in the 1,500m at the Raleigh Relays, finishing in a time of 3:48.9 (Mar 30) … lowered his own school record in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational, running a personal best time of 8:59.45 to finish seventh in his heat (Apr 6) … finished fourth overall in the 1,500m at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships in a time of 3:52.63 (Apr 22) … competed in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, finishing 42nd overall in a time of 9:18.59 (May 25) … named SoCon Academic All-Conference ... SoCon Academic Honor Roll … recipient of the Commissioner’s Medal.
2010-11: XC: Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the cross country season …set a new school record in the 8k after finishing in fourth at the Royal Cross Country Challenge in a time of 24:20.5 … earned runner-up and First-Team All-SoCon honors at the Southern Conference Championship after running a 24:39.05 … also finished as the runner-up at the Elon Invitational behind teammate Mike Koech after running a 25:05 … came in 84th place at the NCAA Southeast Regional after completing the 10k course in 32:50.53 … also ran a 24:32.79 at the Greater Louisville Classic in the 8k. Indoor: Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the indoor track season … won the mile race at the Liberty Open after running a 4:24.95 … ran a season-best 4:21.25 in the mile at the Tiger Paw Invitational … came in second place in the 3,000 meter invitational race at the Niswonger Invitational with a time of 8:40.20 … ran a season-best time of 8:36.63 in the 3,000 meters to finish in 10th at the SoCon Championship … scored for UNCG in the 5,000 meters at the SoCon Championship to finish in eighth with a 14:53.75. Outdoor: Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the indoor track season … set a new school record in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Virginia Tech Twilight with a time of 9:03.9, which was just .2 seconds off of qualifying for the NCAA East Regional … ran a personal-best in the 800 meters at the Southern Conference Championship with a time of 1:53.17 to finish in eighth in the finals … took top individual honors in the 1,500 meter race at the Wake Forest Open with a time of 3:53.51 … ran a 9:06.47 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Penn Relays to come in sixth place … posted a season-best time of 3:52.12 in the 1,500 meters to come in 10th at the Duke Invitational.
2009-10: XC: Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the fall season … named to the All-SoCon First-Team after finishing in fifth place at the SoCon Championships in a time of 25:17.49 … broke the previous school record in the 8k at the Charlotte Invitational as he finished in fourth place after running a 24:56.7 … set a new personal-best in the 10k at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships with a time of 32:17.76 … came in second place at the USC Upstate Invitational with a time of 25:03.84 … finished in seventh place with a time of 25:23.70 at the Lou Onesty Invitational. Indoor: Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the winter season … named All-SoCon in the 3,000 meters after running an 8:15.81 to finish runner-up … that time broke his own school record by 15 seconds … also earned All-SoCon honors in the mile at the SoCon Championships after running a 4:13.93 to finish in second place … broke the school record in the mile at the Meyo Invitational with a time of 4:10.05 … set the second-best time in school history in the 800 meters after winning the event at the Tiger Paw Invitational in a time of 1:54.13 … finished in seventh place in the 3,000 meter seeded race at the Niswonger Invitational with a time of 8:29.36. Outdoor: Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the spring season … named to the All-SoCon team in the 1,500 meters at the SoCon Championships after coming in second place with a time of 3:53.85 … won the 1,500 meter race at the Duke Invitational after running a 3:54.20 … also ran a 3:54.84 in the 1,500 meters at the Carolina Fast Times … posted an 8:35.60 in the 3,000 meters at the Wake Forest Open … ran a 1:57.85 at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational in his first attempt at the 800 meters.
2008-09: XC: Ran a personal-best time of 25:40 at the Asics Winthrop Invitational, which was the 13th fastest time in the 8k in school history ... recorded the 16th fastest time in school history at the SoCon Championships with a time of 25:41.84 ... that time was good enough to earn him all-freshman honors ... set a personal-best in the 10k at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships by running a 34:32.8 ... also ran the 8k in 26:18 at the Blue Ridge Open ... Indoor: Set a new school record in the 3,000 meters at the SoCon Championships by finishing third the event with a time of 8:30.40 ... he earned All-SoCon honors and All-Freshman honors for his efforts at the event ... earned All-Freshman honors at the SoCon Championships with his school-record time of 4:17.89 in the mile ... also ran an 8:31.31 in the 3,000 meters at the prestigious Niswonger Invitational where he finished fourth ... Outdoor: Set new school records in the 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 meters as a freshman ... Earned All-SoCon and All-Freshman honors in the 1,500 meters after running a 3:52.27 at the SoCon Championships ... set a personal-best in the 1,500 meters at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 3:50.90 ... he set the school record in the 3,000 meters at the Wake Forest Open with a time of 8:31.25 ... broke the previous school record in the 5,000 meters at the Duke Twilight by running a time of 14:50.17 ... ran the 1,500 meters earlier in the year at the UNC Invitational with a time of 3:54.75.
High School: Earned four letters in both indoor and outdoor track and lettered in only season he ran cross country at Howard High School under head coach David Glenn ... 2007 Maryland state cross country champion, running a time of 16:16, which ranks seventh all-time ... named Maryland Gatorade XC Player of the Year in 2007 ... earned All-State cross country honors ... selected All-Metro by the Baltimore Sun for cross country ... two-time Howard County Times Runner of the Year, one for cross country and one for indoor track ... Indoor state champion in the 1,600 meters ... holds the Class 3A 1,600-meter indoor state record with a time of 4:21 ... four-time outdoor state champion, claiming two titles in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters ... holds the Class 2A 3,200 state outdoor record with a time of 9:19.9 ... named All-State, All-Metro and Runner of the Year.
Personal: Joseph Lewis Thompson ... born September 5, 1990 in Durham, N.C. ... son of Charles and Margaret Thompson ... has a sister, Catherine ... majoring in business administration at UNCG.
3,000m steeplechase: 8:59.45