|Birth Date:||Oct. 16, 1987|
|High School:||Fossil Ridge|
|Major:||Health and Physical Education|
Ben capped off his fourth and final season with the Golden Eagle
squad by competing in every meet in 2009...a solid competitor and a
proven student in the classroom...a five-time selection of the
Athletic Director's Honor Roll in recognition of his strong efforts
in the classroom.
AT TECH - (In 2009): Ben covered the route in all seven meets during his senior season... season-best time of 28:09.03 was marked at the Evansville Invitational.
(In 2008): Ben was a solid achiever through his junior season...his best time came with a team fifth-place showing at Evansville, where he was clocked in at 27:08.74, which stands as his career-best time...he came in second on the squad at both Vanderbilt and Furman...he finished with a third-place showing at the Tennessee Tech Invitational.
(In 2007): Ben's best showings were at the Sewanee and Furman Invitationals, where he finished third of his teammates in both races...He also finished fourth in three other events (Chattanooga Invitational, Old Timers Classic, OVC Championships)...His best time was clocked in during the OVC Championship meet at 28:01.
(In 2006): Freshman season was marked by cocnsistency as Ben ran in every race and finished third on the squad in the final five events...opened the year fourth on the team and 64th overall at the Sewanee Invitational in 29:29.40...improved his 8K time to under 28 minutes in the final two meets...ran a career-best 27:11 to finish 30th overall at Evansville...clocked in a 27:58 for a 44th place showing at the OVC Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ben lettered three times on each squad and served as captains for the cross country and the track team at Fossil Ridge High School...he also earned one letter on the soccer team as a goalkeeper ...as a distance runner, Ben was a two-time all-district selection and sectional qualifier...he was the district runner up in cross country in 2005 as a junior.
PERSONAL: Benjamin is the son of Quanah and Susan Thompson...born October 16, 1987...full name is Quanah Benjamin Thompson...majoring in health and physical education.