- class Senior
- High school Catholic
2006-07: Cross Country – Competed in each of UK’s six meets his first season as a Wildcat … Finished second on the team and 12th overall at the Old Timer’s Classic with a 5-mile time of 26:58 … UK’s No. 3 runner at the Greater Louisville Classic with a time of 25:53 … Was UK’s No. 2 runner at the NCAA Southeast Regional.
Previous College (Centre): A two-year cross country letterwinner for Centre College in Danville, Ky. … An all-region selection in his freshman and sophomore seasons … All-SCAC conference selection his sophomore campaign … Coached by Lisa Owens.
High School: A four-year letterwinner for his high school track and cross country teams … His high school team was the KHSAA Class 2A State Champions his sophomore season (2001) … A first-team all state selection in cross country both his junior and senior years … Named class salutatorian.
Personal: Full name is John Phillip Thompson … Born July 11, 1986 … Parents are Shelby and Mary Ann Thompson … Has five siblings: Blake (26), Mary Katherine (25), Andrew (22), Ben (17) and Sam (14) … Parents and three of his siblings all are graduates of UK … Brother Andrew ran cross country and track for UK, while sister Mary Katherine ran cross country for the Wildcats.