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     Joanna Thompson
    Joanna Thompson


    Knoxville, Tenn.

    High School:
    Knoxville Catholic


    Cross Country Women Finish 16th at NCAA Championships

    Thompson earned her third All-American honor of her collegiate career


    Cross Country Readies for NCAA Championships

    Parsons and the women's team will represent the Wolfpack in Terre Haute


    Women's Cross Country Earns At-Large Berth to NCAA Championships

    Three women and two men earned All-Region honors Friday


    Thompson, Parsons Punch Ticket to NCAA Championships

    The men and women's teams finished fifth at the regional championship


    Cross Country Prepped for NCAA Southeast Regional

    The men rank third and the women second in the regional polls

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

    2013 All-American (Outdoor 10,000m)
    2014 ACC Indoor All-Academic Team

    2014 Outdoor and Field
    • 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.

    2013-14 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 and posted a 36th-place finish to earn All-America accolades
    • 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 and Field
    • 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 and Field
    • 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 and Field
    • 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 and Field
    • 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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