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  Melissa Thompson

Melissa Thompson

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westerville, Ohio

High School:
St. Francis DeSales

Event:
Distance

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.

04/04/2014

Ohio Track & Field Hosts First Home Meet Saturday

Bobcats prepare to compete in Ohio Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday (noon).

03/27/2014

Ohio Set To Compete At Black & Gold Invite In Nashville

The Cats will travel to Vanderbilt University to continue their outdoor season March 28-29.

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.