Trio of coaches bring championship experience to Pitt
Ismail sets PR in 400mH at USA Junior Nationals
Pitt will represent USA, Canada and Jamaica at Nationals
Thompson repeats as All-American
Pitt sends 400 meter hurdlers to Eugene
2014-15: Honorable Mention All-America...Placed 24th at NCAA Outdoor Nationals in the 400mH...Placed sixth at NCAA East Prelims with the second fastest time of her career in 57.02...Earned First Team All-ACC accolades at the Outdoor Championship Meet in the 400 Meter Hurdles by posting a time of 57.33 and placing second overall...Ran the nation's 14th fastest time int he 400mH...Ran a PR in the open 400 meter dash with a time of 55.08 at the Tennessee Relays.
2014 Outdoor: Honorable Mention All-America...Represented Pitt at the NCAA Nationals in the 400mH 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.
Four Panthers Named to All-ACC Academic Outdoor Track & Field Team
Recapping the USA and Jamaican National Meets
Six Panthers Participate in Track and Field National Meets
Desmond Palmer Places Eighth in 400mH National Finals
Evann Thompson Earns Honorable Mention All-America Accolades
Desmond Palmer Advances to NCAA National Finals in 400mH