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2009 Outdoor: Took third in the decathlon at the A-Sun Championships, setting a school record with 5,434 points (5/15) ... Won the high jump in the decathlon and finished second in the long jump, shot put, 400-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles and discus throw ... Named the A-Sun Most Outstanding Freshman ... Also took fourth in the long jump (21-09) and fifth in the high jump, tying his personal best of 6-02.75 ... Also helped the men earn a school-record time in the 400-meter relay with a fourth-place finish in 43.19 (5/15) ... Set the school record in the 110-meter hurdles at championships with a finish in 15.80 (5/15) ... Took second in the long jump and third in the high jump at the Furman Invitational (4/11) ... Finished eighth in the high jump at the Clemson Orange & Purple Classic (5/9).
2008-09 Indoor: Finished seventh in the 60-meter hurdles at the A-Sun Championships with a time of 8.93 seconds and was also a member of the 1,600-meter relay team (2/20) ... Also earned a sixth-place finish in the long jump at the championships ... Set a school record in the 60-meter hurdles with a 8.86 finish at the Carolina Invitational and also competed in the high jump (2/13) ... Won the 60-meter hurdles at the Clemson Games (1/31) ... Set school record in the 55-meter hurdles at the Appalachian Limited Meet, where he also competed in the high jump (1/17).
Before USC Upstate: Lettered in football and track and field at Castle ...Was a two-time MVP for track and field team ... Set school's 300-meter intermediate hurdle record ... Earned all-conference honors ... Was a state qualifier in high hurdles, intermediate hurdles and 1,600-meter hurdles.
Personal: Born Dec. 15, 1989 ... Son of Daniel Redd and Christie-Thompson Redd ... Has two brothers, Chris and Ambrose ... Major is undecided ... Favorite season is summer ... Favorite food is mango habanero buffalo wings ... Favorite movie is "Troy."
Thompson's Personal Bests Indoor Track & Field 60-Meter Hurdles 8.86, Carolina Invitational (2/13/09) Long Jump 20-10.50, A-Sun Championships (2/20/09) High Jump 6-00.00, Appalachian Limited (1/17/09) 1,600-Meter Relay 3:31.34, A-Sun Championships (2/20/09) Outdoor Track & Field High Jump 6-02.75, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09) Long Jump 21-09.00, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09) Decathlon 5,434, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09) 400-Meter Relay 43.19, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09) 1,600-Meter Relay 3:31.31, 49er Classic (3/21/09)