Events: 200 Meters (IN: 21.23; OUT: 20.90), 400 Meters (IN: 47.55; OUT: 46.97)
2017 NAIA Indoor Champion (200 Meters)
2017 NAIA Indoor Champion (400 Meters)
2017 NAIA Outdoor Champion (4x400 Relay)
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top sprinters competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics during his sophomore season at Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) in 2017 … Crowned the NAIA Indoor Champion in the 200-meter dash while running an indoor personal best of 21.23 in the 2017 NAIA final held at David E. Walker Track in Johnson City, Tennessee … Also captured the NAIA Indoor crown in the 400-meter dash to emerge as a two-time NAIA Indoor Champion during the 2017 season … Clocked his indoor personal best of 47.55 in the 400 meters at the UAB Vulcan Invitational held Jan. 14, 2017, at the Birmingham (Ala.) Crossplex … Won two other 200-meter titles during his sophomore season indoors in 2017 at the Emory Crossplex Invitational (21.25) and Samford Two-Day Open (21.38) … A national finalist in both the 200 meters and 400 meters at the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex in Gulf Shores, Alabama … Qualified for the NAIA Outdoor final in the 200 meters with a personal-best time of 20.90 (+0.1) in the preliminary round at the national meet … Finished sixth in the 200 meters with a wind-aided time of 21.18 (+3.0) and fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 47.12 at the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Championships … Closed out the 2017 collegiate season by anchoring SUNO to the NAIA Outdoor title in the 4x400-meter relay … Ran his lifetime personal best of 46.97 in the 400 meters in a runner-up finish at the Southern Miss Invitational held April 1, 2017, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi … Also ran a time of 20.94 (+1.8) in the 200 meters at the Southern Miss Open three weeks later … Competed at the NAIA Indoor Championships for the first time as a freshman in 2016, finishing fourth in the 200 meters and seventh in the 400 meters in his first NAIA finals … Clocked outdoor seasonal bests of 21.24 (+0.4) in the 200 and 47.49 in the 400 to highlight his freshman season at SUNO in 2016 … Transferred to LSU for the fall 2017 semester after compiling a 3.36 cumulative grade-point average in two years at SUNO.
Full name is Jahnoy Romario Thompson … Born on Feb. 16, 1996 … Father is Ezroy Thompson and mother is Pamela Patterson Thompson … Has one brother, Cordel Morris … Plans to major in management at LSU.