Women's 6k to run at 10 a.m. Saturday, Men's 8k slated for 11 a.m.
JUNIOR (2011) 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... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
SOPHOMORE (2010) 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.
FRESHMAN (2009) 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 2008 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.