Blake Thompson
Blake  Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shanty Bay, Ontario

High School:
St. Joseph's Catholic

Event:
Throws

07/28/2016

BIG EAST Announces 2015-16 All-Academic Team

159 DePaul student-athletes earn league academic recognition

07/28/2016

BIG EAST Announces 2015-16 All-Academic Team

159 DePaul student-athletes earn league academic recognition

07/28/2016

BIG EAST Announces 2015-16 All-Academic Team

159 DePaul student-athletes earn league academic recognition

07/28/2016

BIG EAST Announces 2015-16 All-Academic Team

159 DePaul student-athletes earn league academic recognition

05/18/2016

Track and Field Earns 18 Spots on All-Conference List

A total of 10 men and eight women student-athletes garner All-BIG EAST honor.

2015-16 (Senior)
Indoor: Competed in the Shot Put at two meets... Finished 11th at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship (2/27) with a throw of 12.77m.

Outdoor: Saw action in seven meets... BIG EAST Champion in the Discus with a distance of 51.76m... Won the DePaul Invitational (4/16) with a throw of 51.30... Finished second in the discus at the ISU Pacesetter Invite (4/23) with a throw of 52.25m... Finished seventh in the Javelin throw at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (5/14) with a throw of 51.94m, a career best.

2014-15 (Junior)
Indoor: Earned seventh in the shot put at the Blue & Gold Invitational (12/5) with a throw of 14.04 meters.

Outdoor: Competed in nine meets between the shot put and discus ... Won the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invite (3/28) discus with a PR of 54.46 meters ... Landed a spot on the BIG EAST Championship (5/9) podium for the discus with a throw of 51.08 meters ... Added a fourth-place finish at the BIG EAST Championship for the shot put with a PR of 15.00 meters ... Placed 26th at the NCAA West Prelim (5/28) for the discus after reaching a mark of 52.49 meters.

2013-14 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Threw in five meets ... Earned two top-five finishes in the shot put, the first was to open the season at the Blue & Gold Invitational (12/6) with a throw of 14.74m ... Recorded a throw of 14.60 meters at the Illini Open (1/11) in the shot put ... Produced a career-best throw of 14.92 meters at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) in the shot put ... Claimed fifth at the BIG EAST Championships (2/22) at 14.41 meters.

Outdoor: Threw in two meets ... Placed 10th for the discus at the 49er Classic (3/21) with a throw of 45.40 meters and 20th in the shot put at 13.71 meters ... Took 11th in the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invite (3/28) discus throw, reaching 45.88 meters.

2012-13 (Freshman)
Indoor: Competed in three meets... placed ninth in the shot put at the Badger Classic with a throw of 14.05m... threw 12.53m at the Spire Midwest Open.

Outdoor: Competed in eight meets... threw the discus a career-best 51.18m at the Huskie Open... placed first at that meet... had three other top 10 finishes... placed eighth at the Cardinal Twilight with a throw of 48.22m... finished in fifth at the Lee Calhoun Invitational with a throw of 47.91m... placed sixth with a throw of 42.94m at the UW-Whitewater Meet... threw the javelin a career-best 48.28m at the Chicagoland Championships... threw the shot put a career-best 14.03m at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic.

High School: Silver medalist at 2011 Canadian National Youth Track and Field Championships... bronze medalist at 2012 Canadian National Youth Track and Field Championships... high school record holder in discus and shot put... competed in basketball, volleyball, track and field in high school.

Personal: Son of Steve and Sharron Thompson... has one brother, Patrick, and one sister, Lindsey... plans to major in Political Science.

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