Spratling, Nkanata, Murray, Palmer and Thompson ready to compete on national stage
Accolades: Qualified for the 2014 NCAA Nationals in the 400M hurdles...competed in the USA Junior Nationals in the women's 400M hurdles.
2014 Outdoor: Represented Pitt at the NCAA Nationals in the 400H after qualifying with a PR of 56.87...finished sixth overall in the 800M at the Virginia Challenge (2:10.31)...competed in the 100M hurdles at the ACC Championships, posting a season-best time of 14.63.
2013-14 Indoor: Competed in the Kent State Golden Flash Gala in the women's 800M run, placing first overall with a time of 2:16.85...she went on to beat that mark at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2:10.21)...finished first in the 500M dash at the PSU Relays, setting a new personal record of 1:15.32...placed second in the 600M at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a PR of 1:30.98...also set a new career best in the 60M hurdles with a time of 8.97 at the Nittany Lion Challenge...Raced in the 400M at the Indoor Track and Field Invitational, posting a personal-best time of 55.92...Set season-best times in the 200M (25.20), 400M (56.51), and 4x400M relay (3:44.44) at the ACC Championships.
2013 Outdoor:Competed in the Charlotte 49er Classic in the women's 100M hurdles and 400M hurdles, placing fourth in the 400M hurdles. Posting times of 15.08 and 1:02. Competed at the Aggie Invitational in the women's 100 meter and 400 meter hurdles with posted times of 14.53 and 1:00.84...Competed in the 100 and 400 meter hurdles at the Big East Outdoor Championships posting personal best times in the both events with times of 13.84 and 58.89; placing sixth in the 100 meter hurdles and third in the 400 meter hurdles...Competed at the USA Junior Nationals in the women's400M hurdles posting a time of 59.12 in the finals and finishing 6th overall.
2012-13 Indoor:Ran in the women's 60M dash, registering a time of 8.06, at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala, her first collegiate meet...competed in the Nittany Lion Challenge women's 600M run finishing second with a posted time of 1:33.97...finished fourth in the women's 500M dash at the Penn State National with a posted time of 1:16.49, a personal best...ran in the women's 800 meter run at the Akron Invitational with a posted time of 2:21.19, making a new personal best time...Finished eleventh in the women's 600M run with a time of 1:34.49, also competed in the 4X400M relay at the SPIRE Invitational...part of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished fourth at the Big East Championship Meet with a time of 3:40.18.
High School:Was a three-year participant at Indoor Nationals...as a junior, Thompson was the 100M sectional champion and also qualified for states in the 55M hurdles...as a senior, Thompson won the Group 4 State Relay Championship and was the 100 hurdle and 400 hurdle sectional champion...her team placed sixth at outdoor nationals in the 4x200M relay.
Personal:Born on October 9, 1994...Daughter of Janet and Chuck Thompson...also competed in gymnastics...a member of the National Honors Society...majoring in neuroscience.