University of Iowa Athletics
Sprints

Brendan Thompson

Class Fr.
Hometown Fort Madison, Iowa
High School Fort Madison

2017 — Indoor – redshirted… ran 60 meters and 200 meters at Hawkeye Invite (6.97, 22.00) Black & Gold Premier (6.97, 22.08) while competing unattached… ran 60 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (6.94) while competing unattached… won 200 meters (21.91) and placed fourth in 60 meters (6.98) at Iowa Open while competing unattached… Outdoor – NCAA qualifier… ran third leg on school record-setting 400-meter relay at NCAA Championships (39.12) and that placed sixth at NCAA West Preliminary (39.22)… anchored school record-setting 800-meter relay (1:23.02) and ran 200 meters (21.57) at Florida Relays… ran third leg on 400-meter relay that placed second at Big Ten Championships (39.75)… ran lead leg on 400-meter (39.72) and 800-meter relays (1:23.73) that placed second at Drake Relays… the 800-meter relay times rank third all-time at Iowa… competed in 100 and 200 meters at Musco Twilight (10.57, 21.18), Baldy Castillo Invite (10.79, 21.99), Jim Click Shootout (10.77, 21.24) and Mt. SAC Relays (10.88, 21.58)… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student… letterwinner.

2016 — Indoor – ran second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed third at Alex Wilson Invite (3:07.58)… that time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… ran 200 meters at Big Ten Championships (21.77)… ran 400 meters at Iowa State Classic (48.46), Meyo Invite (48.61) and Big 4 Duals (48.67)… Outdoor – anchored then-school record-setting 800-meter relay (1:23.36), which now ranks second all-time at Iowa… ran season bests in 100 (10.63) and 200 meters (21.31) at Big Ten Championships… placed fifth in 400 meters at Musco Twilight (48.11) and second at Kip Janvrin Open (48.43)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner… Dean’s List student… letterwinner.

2015 — Indoor – ran lead leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:09.87)… placed fifth in 200 meters (21.86) and ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed third in 3:09.87 at Alex Wilson Invite… placed fifth in 200 meters (21.77), sixth in 60 meters (6.94), and ran second leg on winning 1,600-meter relay (3:15.60) at Big 4 Duals… ran 200 meters (21.79) and 400 meters (48.47) at Tyson Invite… ran 400 meters at Big Ten Championships (48.65)… Outdoor – NCAA qualifier as part of 400-meter relay… ran second legs on team-leading 400-meter (39.66) and 1,600-meter relays (3:07.15)… ran second leg on winning 400-meter relay at Musco Twilight (39.66), which ranks 10th all-time at Iowa… ran third leg on 400-meter relay that placed ninth (39.77) and second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed 17th (3:07.15) at NCAA West Preliminary… ran third leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed third at Big Ten Championships (3:08.29)… also ran season bests in 200 meters (21.62) and 400 meters (48.01) at Big Ten Championships… ran 400 meters at Baldy Castillo Invite (48.68) and Mt. SAC Relays (48.78)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2014 — Indoor – placed fifth in 400 meters (50.58) and ran 60 meters (6.97) at Big 4 Duals… Outdoor – ran third leg on 400-meter relay that placed seventh (39.99) and team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:10.21) at Drake Relays… ran 200 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (21.84), Illinois Twilight (22.00) and Arkansas Spring Invite (22.05), and 400 meters at Musco Twilight (48.41)… ran 200 (22.16) and 400 meters (49.88) at Big Ten Championships… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2013 — Indoor – placed eighth in 400 meters at adidas Classic (50.10) and 12th at Bill Bergan Invite (49.48)… Outdoor – ran 400 meters at Musco Twilight XIV (49.60) and Lee Calhoun Invite (50.26) while competing unattached.

High School — conference champion in the 100, 200 and 400 meters, and 1,600-meter relay his senior year… placed second in the 400 meters at the 2012 state meet… finished third in the 100 and 200 meters, and 1,600-meter relay at the 2012 state meet… three-time team MVP and team captain.

Personal — born October 12, 1993… son of Heather Thompson… human physiology and psychology major.

Thompson’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
100 Meters (O) 10.57 Musco Twilight 4/22/17
200 Meters (O) 21.18 Musco Twilight 4/22/17
400 Meters (O) 48.01 at Big Ten Championships 5/16/15