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AUSTIN THOMPSON

Player profile

position
Pole Vault
year
Sophomore
hometown
Orlando, Fla.
high school
Timber Creek
other college
University of North Florida

BIO:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Joins the Noles after spending freshman season at UNF…enters sophomore season as FSU’s top pole vaulter with an outdoor personal-best of 5.00m (16-4.75)…outstanding athlete who also excelled in the long jump at Orlando’s Timber Creek High School.

2020

Indoor: Was at his best when it mattered most, placing fourth at the ACC Championships with an indoor personal-best of 4.98 meters (16-4), contributing to the Noles’ runaway ACC team title…previous season-best came at the Bob Pollock Invitational (4.80m/15-9).

 

Personal

Enjoyed a successful freshman collegiate season at UNF, placing second at the Atlantic Sun Indoor Championships and fourth at the A-Sun Outdoor Championships…posted his PB (5.00/16-4.75) in a fourth-place finish at the Tom Jones Memorial…won the 2018 Florida 4A state title in the pole vault…had a high school personal-best of 4.80m (15-9), which came on the way to a region title…also finished seventh at the state meet in the long jump…was long jump runner-up at the Florida Relays in 2018 with a personal-best leap of 7.05m (23-1.5)…the son of Derrylene Thompson…majoring in political science…born Sept. 17, 1999.