Events: 100M (10.54w), 60H (7.79), 110H (13.80)
One of the premier sprint hurdlers in the Southeastern Conference during the 2013 season … A finalist in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2013 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships … Scored three points for the Tigers with a sixth-place finish in the 60 hurdles at the SEC Indoor meet while running 8.01 seconds in the final … Matched his seasonal best of 7.89 for the fifth-fastest time in the qualifying round at the SEC Indoor Championships … First ran his seasonal best of 7.89 in a fourth-place finish at the Razorback Invitational to rank No. 7 on LSU’s all-time indoor performance list in the event … Opened the 2013 season with a runner-up finish in the 60 hurdles at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener, running 8.04 in the prelims and 8.02 in the final … Followed with a runner-up finish at the Texas A&M Triangular with a time of 7.95 … Raced to a time of 7.92 for a seventh-place finish at the Tyson Invitational … Also placed seventh in the consolation final at the Armory College Invitational with a run of 8.11 … Took second place in his first outdoor race of 2013 with a top wind-aided time of 14.23 (+2.9) at the LSU Relays … Ran a seasonal-best wind-legal time of 14.29 (+2.0) in a 17th-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays during the outdoor season … Was the top collegian in the 110 hurdles at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational (14.32) … Earned a 10th-place finish in the event at the SEC Outdoor Championships with his qualifying run of 14.46 (+1.3) … Placed fifth in the 110 hurdles (14.48) and eighth in the 200 meters (21.60) at the Battle on the Bayou.
PRIOR TO LSU
Transferred to LSU for the 2013 spring semester following his freshman season at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 … A talented hurdler who emerged as one of the world’s leading junior prospects with his performance at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships held in Barcelona, Spain … Earned a ninth-place finish in the men’s junior 110-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Junior Championships after running 13.71 for a fourth-place finish in the third semifinal heat … Captured the USA Junior Championships silver medal in the event after running a personal best of 13.59 (-1.8) in the national final … Earned the right to represent the United States at the IAAF World Junior Championships with his runner-up finish at the USA Junior Championships held in Bloomington, Ind. … An NCAA Championships semifinalist in the 110-meter hurdles as a freshman at Pittsburgh … Finished in 22nd place nationally in the semifinal round at the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Qualified for the national semifinals with a 12th-place finish in the quarterfinal round at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Jacksonville, Fla. … Set a wind-legal PR of 13.80 (+2.0) in the senior hurdles in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Prelims … Advanced to the NCAA semifinals after running a wind-legal 13.87 (+0.8) in the quarterfinal round … Was also the seventh-place finisher in the event at the 2012 Big East Outdoor Championships during his freshman season … Helped lead Pittsburgh to a Big East title in the 4x100-meter relay while leading off the club that ran a winning time of 40.42 … Set a career-best wind-aided time of 10.54 (+2.5) in the 100-meter dash in the qualifying round at the Big East Championships … Also ran the 110 hurdles in such meets as the Texas Relays and Sea Ray Relays during the 2012 outdoor season … Was the Big East bronze medalist in the 60-meter hurdles during the 2012 indoor season … Clocked a personal best of 7.79 in the hurdle final at the 2012 Big East Indoor Championships … Added a third-place finish in the 60 hurdles with a run of 7.85 at the Spire Invitational during the 2012 indoor season … Earned two 60-meter hurdle titles at the Alabama High Tide Qualifier (7.88) and Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge (8.01) as a freshman … A standout at Steubenville High School in Steubenville, Ohio, in his prep career … Crowned the Ohio state champion in the boy’s 110 hurdles during his senior season.
Full name is Joshua Glenn Thompson … Born on Jan. 16, 1993 … Son of Chris and Tammy Thompson … Has two brothers, Brenton and Justin, and one sister, Shayla … Majoring in criminal justice.