2012 CROSS COUNTRY Finished her KU career strong, leading the Jayhawks in two meets in her final season... Was the top KU finisher at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/9), crossing the 6K finish in 21:55.73 to place 47th... KU's third finisher at the Big 12 Championships (10/27) after finishing 42nd and notching a 6K time of 22:16.0... Finished 30th and was the Jayhawks' second scorer after finishing 30th at the Rim Rock Classic (9/27), clocking in with a 6K time of 21:52.2... Ran her fastest 6K at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14) while leading the KU runners with a time of 21:20, finishing 193rd overall... Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
Ran in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the Big 12 Championships (5/11), where she finished 11th with a time of 12:04.47... Set a personal best in the 1,500 meters with her time of 4:37.20 at the Texas Relays (3/30), earning a seventh-place finish... Ran to a seventh-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Kansas Relays (4/21), crossing the finish in 4:38.67... Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
2012 INDOOR Ran her fastest mile of the season at the Big 12 Championships (2/24), clocking in with a time of 4:53.00 and finishing 10th... Set a personal best in the 1,000 meters at the Kansas vs. Missouri Dual (1/13), where she crossed the finish line in 2:58.90 to finish third... Won the mile at the Bill Easton Classic (1/7) when she finished with a time of 5:13.41... Ran to a seventh-place finish in the mile at the New Balance Invitational (2/4) when she turned in a time of 4:59.61. 2011 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in six meets for the Jayhawks on the season, finishing in KU's top five twice... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), finishing the 6K in 22:16.8 to place 78th... Top performance of the season came at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with a 5K time of 19:05.79 to place 11th... Ran a 20:23.50 5K at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3) to finish ninth... Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 2011 OUTDOOR Placed fourth in the 1,500 meters at the John Jacobs Invitational (4/16) with a personal-best time of 4:41.86... Ran a 4:41.95 1,500 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) to finish 20th... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection.
2011 INDOOR Won the mile at the Bill Easton Classic (1/8) with a time of 5:18.11... Recorded a personal best in the 800 meters and a third-place finish at the Missouri vs. Kansas Dual (1/14), crossing the finish line in 2:18.99... Ran a personal-best 5:12.87 mile at the ISU Classic (2/12), finishing 10th.
2010 CROSS COUNTRY Ran in three meets for the Jayhawks, notching two top-15 finishes...Top finish came at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/4), crossing the finish line in sixth with a 5K time of 19:48.50... One of seven Jayhawks to finish in the top-15 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11), clocking in with a 5K time of 19:21.38 and placing 13th... Competed in the open race at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (10/16), finishing in 127th with a 6K time of 25:42.60... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection.
2010 OUTDOOR Set a personal best in the 1,500 meters at the Twilight Invitational (5/1) with a time of 4:43.85, finishing 20th... Highest finish of the season was fifth in the 1,500 meters at the Razorback Spring Invitational, crossing the finish line in 4:51.26. 2010 INDOOR Utilized redshirt season.
2009 CROSS COUNTRY Was one of only two freshmen to run in all six meets for the Jayhawks... Finished in fifth place overall in her debut event at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/5), posting a 5K time of 19:32.54... Filled the No. 5 spot for the Jayhawks at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/12) with a 5K time of 19:10.50... Ran her season-best 5K at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), clocking in at 18:58.80 to take 74th place... Competed in her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17), where she turned in a time of 23:40.30... Crossed the finish line at the Big 12 Championships (10/31) in 24:08.76 to take 74th place.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Parkway Central High in Chesterfield, Mo... Named cross country team MVP her freshman, sophomore and senior years... Two-time all-state selection... Four-time state qualifier... Named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Cross Country Honorable Mention team in 2005 and 2007... Named to the 2005 St. Louis Track Club All-Metro Second Team... Received all-state honors as a sophomore in the 1,600 meters... Also qualified for state track meet in the 3,200 meters... Named 2006 distance runner of the year for high school track team... Named track team captain and team MVP her senior year... Member of the 2009 all-state 4x800 meter relay team that finished fourth at the state championships... Member of the 2009 Missouri State Champion 4x800 meter relay team and runner-up 4x400 meter relay team... 4x800 meter relay team holds the Missouri high school state record of 9:06.89... Recipient of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete of the Year Award for Parkway Central High... Also a member of the Elgin Sharks Track Club... Member of the AAU National Cross Country Team Champion squads in 2000, 2003 and 2005.
PERSONAL Daughter of Bill and Karen Thompson... Uncle is a former member of the KU baseball team... Has nine family members who also attended KU... Majoring in civil engineering.