Garrek Thompson     
      Garrek Thompson
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
White Station

Last College:

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 135

Middle Distance

Year (In/Out):


400m: 49.15 (2012)
800m: 1:51.81 (2010)

400m: 49.39 (2011)
800m: 1:50.75 (2010)


2010 Indoor DMR: 2nd, 9:51.57
2010 Indoor 800m: 8th, 1:55.80

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2011 and 2012.

2012: Honors - Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Carded his lifetime best in the 400 meters at the Akron Invitational, winning the Blue Division in 49.15...Notched a 50.70 readout in the 400 meters at the Auburn Invitational for his first effort as a Vol...Also ran on UT's fifth-place DMR (10:33.63) at that meet...Checked in with a 1:55.14 800m effort at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge...Outdoors - Ran the 400 meters in 49.66 at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge...Finished sixth in the 800m at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual, crossing the line in 1:57.92...Lowered his season best in the 800m to 1:53.64 to place seventh at the Tennessee Challenge and ran on UT's winning 4x400m relay unit (3:13.25) as well...Finished ninth in the Showcase 800m at the Sea Ray Relays after running the race in 1:53.94...Logged a time of 1:53.70 in the 800m prelims at the SEC Championships.

2011: Honors - Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Indoors - Redshirted...Outdoors - Redshirted...Recorded a personal best in the 400 outdoors, running 49.39 while competing unattached at the Vanderbilt Invitational.

AT LSU: Competed in track & field in 2009 and 2010 for the Tigers...Eighth in 800m at 2010 SEC Indoors...Ran 400m leg on LSU's runner-up SEC Indoor DMR unit in 2010 as well...Helped Tigers' outdoor 4x800m relay win at Texas Relays in 2010.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ran 400m and 800m at WSHS...Ran PR 49.78 to finish second in 400m at 2008 TSSAA 4 AAA Sectional...Fifth at 2008 AAU Region 3A Championships in an 800m PR of 1:59.15.

PERSONAL: Born May 6, 1990, in Memphis, Tenn....Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences and interested in majoring in communications studies...Mother is Nina Thompson.



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