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     Joanna Thompson
    Joanna Thompson


    Knoxville, Tenn.

    High School:
    Knoxville Catholic


    Colley, Thompson Earn Cross Country All-Academic Honors

    Colley and Thompson represent the men's and women's cross country teams with their excellence in the classroom


    Cross Country Teams Finish Third at NCAA Southeast Regional

    Three men's and two women's runners claim All-Region accolades, while Andrew Colley earns individual bid to NCAA Championships


    Cross Country Hosts Three Stripe Invitational Saturday

    Wolfpack set to host final home meet of 2012


    Men and Women Place Fourth at ACC Cross Country Championships

    Samantha George named ACC's Freshman of the Year as both squads place three runners in top 14, giving NC State six combined All-ACC selections.


    Pack Chases ACC Championships in Blacksburg

    Men seek repeat, third crown in four years; Women aiming for first title since 2006

    Cross Country
    3x All-ACC (2011, 2012, 2013)
    3x All-NCAA Southeast Region (2011, 2012, 2013)

    2013 All-American (Outdoor 10,000m)

    2014 Outdoor Season

    Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 5,000m and the 10,000m.
    Set a personal and team-best result in the 10,000m at the ACC Championships with a time of 33:24.61.
    Set a team and personal-best mark in the 5,000m at the Raleigh Relays with a time of 16:19.40.

    2013-2014 Indoor Track and Field

    Competed in five events, registering a first-place finish in the DMR at the Hokie Invitational and a third-place mark at the High Point Invitational.
    Set a team-best and personal-best result of 16:28.84 in the 5,000m in the UCS Invitational.

    2013 Cross Country

    All-ACC and All-Region performer for third consecutive year
    Qualified as an individual for the NCAA Cross Country Championships
    Competed in team-high six meets, finishing in the top 10 in four. Finished a season-best second place at the Wolfpack Invitational with a time of 16:55.2
    Recorded a fifth place showing at the NCAA Southeast Regional (20:12.0) to garner All-Region honors
    Finished seventh at the ACC Championships (20:08) to grab All-ACC honors
    Finished in 10th among 300 runners at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 21:10.3
    Registered a 17th place showing among 288 competitors at the Wisconsin Invitational, running a time of 20:08

    2013 Outdoor Track
    Competed in the 10,000m, 5,000m and 1,500m events during the season
    Finished 11th in the 10,000m at the NCAA Championships to earn second-team All-America honors
    Placed 12th in the 10,000m at NCAA East prelims with a new career-best time of 33:49.22
    Clocked a new personal-best of 16:13.31 in the 5,000m at Stanford's Payton Jordan Invitational
    Finished fourth in the 10,000m at the ACC Championships
    Recorded a new personal-best of 4:26.71 in the 1,500m at the Wolfpack Last Chance meet

    2012-13 Indoor Track
    Competed in five races during the season for the Wolfpack
    Finished third in the 5000m invitational at the Hoosier Open (16:54.42)
    Ran a personal-best in the 3000m (9:33.98) at the Husky Classic
    Ran an indoor-best 4:54.60 and placed fourth in the mile at the Hilton Garden Invitational
    Clocked an indoor-best 16:30.95 in the 5000m and finished sixth at the ACC Championships

    2012 Cross Country
    Earned All-Region honors with a 11th place finish (20:51.45) at the NCAA Southeast Regional
    Received All-ACC recognition with a 7th place finish (20:28.7) at the ACC Championships
    Finished 43rd (20:24) at the Wisconsin Invitational (6K)
    Placed ninth (16:53) at the Notre Dame Invitational (5K)

    2012 Outdoor Track
    • Placed fourth at the ACC Championships in the 10,000m in a collegiate-best time of 34:02.39
    •Placed 18th at the NCAA East Regional Championships in that event
    • Ran a collegiate-best time of 16:19.69 in the 5,000m at the Raleigh Relays

    2011-12 Indoor Track
    • Finished fifth in the 5,000m and seventh in the 3,000m at the ACC Championships
    • Ran 16:35.26 for the 5,000m
    • Posted a collegiate-best time of 9:36.67 in the 3,000m

    2011 Cross Country
    Took third place in her first collegiate race, the adidas Cross Country Challenge on Sept. 16, covering the 5k course in 17:19.6
    Was NC State's top finisher at the Roy Griak Invitational, taking 19th place and running the 6k course in 21:14.2
    Finished 54th at the Wisconsin adidas Open on Oct. 14, running the 6k course in 21:00.4
    Ran 12th at the ACC Championships on Oct. 29 at the Musser Fruit Research Center at Clemson, S.C., completing the 6k course in a time of 20:44.3 to earn all-conference honors in her first year of collegiate competition
    Earned all-regional honors with a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional in Louisville, Ky., running the 6k course in 20:40.8
    Finished her freshman season with a solid 77th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, running the 6k course in 20:51.6


    Ran track and cross country at Catholic High School for coach Sean O'Neil
    Won the Tennessee Class AAA cross country state championship as a senior in 2010, winning the race by 68 seconds over the second-place runner

    Finished 10th at the 2010 Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships to earn high school All-America honors
    Finished fourth at the 2010 Foot Locker Southeast Regional
    Ran 18th at the 2009 Foot Locker Southeast Regional
    Received the 2010-11 Gatorade Tennessee girls cross country runner of the year award

    Was a two-time state championship in the 3200 meters, as a junior in 2010 and as a senior in 2011
    Won the 1600 meters as a senior in 2011

    Was state runner-up in cross country as a junior in 2010

    Was a three-year All-KIL performer in cross country and track and field
    Was a member of the National Honor Society and mu alpha theta
    Was an AP Scholar and a National Merit Scholarship commended student
    Majoring in zoology

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