University of Iowa Athletics
Sprints

Chris Thompson

Class Fr.
Hometown Lemont, Ill.
High School Lemont

2020 — Indoor – ran 400 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (49.30) and 600 meters at Hawkeye Invite (1:21.67)… ran 200 and 400 meters at Rod McCravy Memorial (22.35, 48.74)… academic All-Big Ten.

2019 — Indoor – ran third leg on B1G Champion 1,600-meter relay (3:07.46)… placed third in 600 meters with a collegiate-best 1:19.02 at Meyo Invite… ran 400 meters at Alex Wilson Invite (47.85)… Outdoor – B1G Champion, running second leg on winning 1,600-meter relay (3:07.36)… ran 400 meters at Sun Angel Classic (47.15), Florida Relays (47.39), Mt. SAC Relays (47.51) and B1G Championships (47.66)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2018 — Indoor – Big Ten Champion, running second leg on winning distance medley relay at conference meet (9:45.10)… that time ranks third all-time at Iowa… ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that ran 3:06.06 at Tyson Invite… that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… ran collegiate-best 400 meters (47.32) and season-best 600 meters at Meyo Invite (1:19.70)… ran 200 meters at Hawkeye Invite (21.80) and Tyson Invite (21.81)… Outdoor – ran third leg on Drake Relays champion 1,600-meter relay (3:05.05) and second leg on team-leading distance medley relay that placed third at Drake in 9:50.70… the distance medley relay ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… ran 400 meters at Big Ten Championships (47.36) and Battle on the Bayou (47.55)… ran 200 and 400 meters at Willie Williams Classic (21.52, 47.90), Mt. SAC Relays (22.28, 48.64) and Florida Relays (22.35, 47.67)… ran second leg on team-leading sprint medley relay at Florida Relays (3:26.84)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2017 — Indoor – ran 400 meters at Alex Wilson Invite (48.95), Iowa State Classic (49.17), Border Battle (49.29) and Meyo Invite (49.51)… ran 200 meters (22.72) and 400 meters (50.12) at Black & Gold Premier… Outdoor – ran 400 meters at Florida Relays (48.78) and Musco Twilight (48.96)… 200 meters (22.26) and 400 meters (48.94) at Baldy Castillo Invite… letterwinner.

High School — runner-up in 400 meters at state meet senior year, placing sixth as a junior… Indoor Top Times 400-meter champion as a senior… set school record in 800 meters and ran on school record-setting 800 and 1,600-meter relays.

Personal — born November 30, 1997… son of Jeff and Theresa Thompson… finance major.

Thompson’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
200 Meters (O) 21.52 at Willie Williams Classic 3/16/18
400 Meters (O) 47.15 at Sun Angel Classic 4/6/19
600 Meters (I) 1:19.02 at Meyo Invitational 2/1/19