Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Rockford, Ill.

High School:
Winnebago

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Event:
Throws

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Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Junior/Junior

Notables
• No. 2 all-time UW in the discus (190-6 (58.06m))
• 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships Preliminary Round qualifier (discus)
• Finished 2nd in discus at 2011 USA Junior Championships
• Finished 6th in discus at 2011 Pan Am Junior Championships
• Won national title in discus at 2010 New Balance Nationals
• Finished 4th at 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships

At Wisconsin
2014 Indoor:
At the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/24), earned a runner-up finish in the discus with a personal-best throw of 172-1 (52.45m) ... making his season debut, finished second in the discus with a heave of 169-0 (51.51m) at the Badger Indoor Open (1/17)

2014 Outdoor:
Finished third in the discus with a throw of 167-0 (50.91m) at the Spec Towns Invitational (4/11-12) ... making his outdoor debut, finished fourth in the discus with a heave of 161-5 (49.20m) at the Walt Disney World Open (3/21-22)

2013 Indoor:
Did not compete

2013 Outdoor:
Finished 37th in the discus at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/23) with a heave of 167-3 (50.99m) ... placed 11th at the Big Ten championships (5/11) in the discus with a throw of 171-6 (52.27m) ... finished third in the discus with a throw of 185-4 (56.49m)at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) ... in two sections of the discus, finished 16th with a heave of 179-3 (54.63m) and 20th with a throw of 165-4 (50.41m) at the Triton Invitational (4/25-27) ... placed seventh in the discus with a season-best heave of 173-7 (52.90m) at the Spec Towns Invitational (4/13) ... earned a runner-up finish in the discus with a throw of 165-7 (50.47m) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (3/30) ... at the Alabama Relays (3/23), placed 10th in the discus with a heave of 163-9 (49.92m)

2012 Indoor:
Finished fourth in the weight throw with a personal-best toss of 53-7 (16.33m) at the Red & White Open (2/17) ... with a toss of 50-7 1/4 (15.42m), placed ninth in the weight throw at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/21) ... came in seventh in the weight throw at the Badger Track Classic (1/14) with a heave of 49-3 (15.01m)

2012 Outdoor: Set the No.2 all-time UW mark in the discus with a heave of 190-6 (58.06m) and finished third at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) ... came in seventh place at the Big Ten championships (5/12) with a mark of 181-3 (55.26m) in the discus ... finished 31st in the discus with a toss of 169-1 (51.55m) at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/26) ... with a mark of 178-3 (54.33m), finished 11th in the discus at the Triton Invitational (4/28) ... finished third with a mark of 177-6 (54.10m) at the Musco Twilight Invitational (4/21) ... came in fourth in the discus with a toss of 168-3 (51.30m) and also recorded a personal-best heave of 156-10 (47.81m) to finish 12th in the hammer throw at the UW-Platteville Invitational (4/14) ... placed sixth in the discus at the Stanford Invitational (4/6) with a personal-best toss of 173-1 (52.75m) ... came in fifth in the discus with a heave of 163-2 (49.73m) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23)

2011 Outdoor: Redshirt season ... finished sixth for Team USA at 2011 Pan Am Junior Championships with throw of 177-10 (54.20m) in discus, using junior implement ... finished runner-up at 2011 USA Junior Championships with throw of 183-0 (55.79m), using junior implement ... competing unattached, finished third in the discus for his collegiate debut at the Rex Foster Open (4/8) with a throw of 167-3 (50.98m) ... won discus at Wisconsin Twilight (5/7) with throw of 168-5 (51.33m)

High School
Claimed national title in the discus at 2010 New Balance Nationals with winning throw of 192-8 (58.72m) ... won the Illinois Class A state championship in the discus as a junior, breaking the Class A state discus record ... also finished fourth at state in the shot put ... won discus and shot put at the conference and sectional meets as a junior ... placed fourth in the discus at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships with a throw of 195-10 (59.69m) ... won state, sectional, and conference championship in the discus as a sophomore ... finished third at state in the discus as a freshman, after winning the event at the sectional and conference championships ... high school coach: Bruce Johnson ... 2010 Illinois State Scholar ... member of the Winnebago Wind Ensemble and Winnebago Symphonic Ban

Personal
Parents are Dave and Rose Thompson ... has a brother, Chris ... major is undeclared

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Weight Throw 53-7 (16.33m) 2-17-12 Discus 190-6 (58.06m) 5-4-12
Discus 172-1 (52.45m) 1-24-14 Hammer Throw 156-10 (47.81m) 4-14-12

Honors and Awards
Academic All-Big Ten (1)
2012

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2013 Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
Discus: 37th (167-3 (50.99m))

2012 Outdoor - West Preliminary Round
Discus: 31st (169-1 (51.55m))

At the Big Ten Championships
2013 - Outdoor
Discus: 11th (171-6 (52.27m))

2012 - Outdoor
Discus: 7th (181-3 (55.26m))

ON WISCONSIN
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