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  Melissa Thompson

Melissa Thompson

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westerville, Ohio

High School:
St. Francis DeSales

Event:
Distance

04/18/2014

Distance Delights On Day One Of Jesse Owens Classic

Seniors Juli Accurso and Melissa Thompson posted a pair of top-5 finishes in the 1500m run.

04/17/2014

Track Makes Weekend Stop At Jesse Owens Classic

The Bobcats will compete April 18-19 at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus

04/12/2014

Thompson Victory Leads `Cats At All-Ohio Championships

Senior Melissa Thompson won the 1500m run to help Ohio secure a fourth-place finish out of 19 teams at the All-Ohio Championships.

04/11/2014

Track Heads To Cincy For All-Ohio Championships

Ohio will compete in the annual event Friday and Saturday at Cincinnati's Gettler Stadium.

04/05/2014

Track Takes Dual Action At Cherry Blossom Invite

Junior Donyelle Brown (hammer throw) and sophomore Krista Roehlig (5000m) picked up event victories for the Bobcats Saturday.

Melissa Thompson Photo Gallery

AWARDS & HONORS: 2013 All-MAC First Team (Indoor), Second Team (Outdoor)...2013 Academic All-MAC (Indoor, Outdoor)...2012 Academic All-MAC (Indoor).

2013: INDOOR SEASON: Won the one mile run at the Tiffin University Carnival (Jan. 19) and the Tom Wright Classic (Jan. 25)...Finished fourth in the 3,000m at Hoosier Hills in a personal-best time of 9:44.36...Was part of the Ohio DMR team that captured the MAC title in a meet-record time of 11:26.80...Also broke an Ohio school record with a personal-best time of 4:48.22 to finish first in the one mile run at the league meet...OUTDOOR SEASON: Captured race victories in the 1,500m at the All-Ohio Championships and the 5,000m at the Miami RedHawk Invitational...Posted a personal-best mark of 17:05.32 in the 5,000m to finish 13th at the Stanford Invitational...Set a new personal-best time in the 1,500m while finishing second (4:30.72) in a competitive field at the Jesse Owens Classic in April...Shattered the Ohio school record by close to three seconds en route to a second-place finish (4:26.04) in the 1,500m at the MAC Outdoor Championships...Also finished 13th in the 5,000m at the league meet (17:40.29).

2012: INDOOR SEASON: Thompson completed her sophomore indoor season with a season best time in the 3000m run at the Hoosier Hills Invitational with a time of 10:04. She went on to place fifth overall in the mile at the Mid-American Conference Championship with a time of 4:54, as well as helping her team to capture the Distance Medley Relay title, where she ran the first leg of the event. She added a 13th place finish in the 3000m at the MAC Championship with a time of 10:13. OUTDOOR SEASON: Highlighted her season with a personal record of 4:32 in the 1500m at the MAC Championship, placing fourth in the preliminary round, she went on to finish twelfth overall. She also clocked an personal best time of 11:01 in the 3000m steeplechase at the Raleigh Relays and a top-three finish at the Jesse Owens Track Classic, where she competed in the 1500m.

2011: INDOOR SEASON: Took first place in the mile at the Ohio State Invitational in her first event as a Bobcat. Also finished in ninth place in the 3000m at the same meet. Finished in first place at the MAC Championships as a member of the 4000DMR team. OUTDOOR SEASON: Took second place in the mile and finished in fourth place in the 3000 steeple event at the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships.