Lanie Thompson School record-holder in the 3,000 meter steeplechase and a two-time All-American in the event. Has developed into one of the best steeplechasers in the nation. Was an NCAA and Pac-12 scorer as a sophomore in 2012. Also a key performer in cross country as Oregon’s No. 4 scorer at both the Pac-12 and NCAA meets. As a redshirt freshman in 2011, had a terrific first season in the steeplechase where she was an NCAA All-American and a Pac-10 scorer. Also a scorer in cross country at both the 2010 Pac-10 and NCAA Championships. New Jersey state champion at 1,600 and 3,200 meters and in cross country. Claimed a total of six state championships during her outdoor, indoor and cross country high school career. Ranked seventh nationally in the mile (4:47.94) among all preps. Gatorade New Jersey runner of the year.
RS-Junior RS Junnio iorr High Bridge, N.J. Voorhees High School Distance School Record (3,000 Meter Steeplechase) 2-Time All-American Personal Bests 1,500 Meters - 4:20.39, Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore., 4/21/12 Mile - 4:47.94, 2009 3,000 Meter Steeplechase - 9:59.90, NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa, 6/6/12 NCAA Outdoor Track Championships 2012 - 3,000 Meter Steeplechase, 6th, 10:07.18 2011 - 3,000 Meter Steeplechase, 13th, 10:28.21 NCAA Cross Country Championships 2011 - 80th, 20:52.9 2010 - 207th, 22:18.9 NCAA Cross Country West Regional 2011 - 23rd, 20:53 2010 - 27th, 20:47.57 Pac-12 Track Championships 2012 - 3,000 Meter Steeplechase, 3rd, 10:13.51 2011 - 3,000 Meter Steeplechase, 3rd, 10:33.35 (Pac-10) Pac-12 Cross Country Championships 2011 - 22nd, 20:40 2010 - 16th, 20:31.68 (Pac-10)
2011-12: All-American (3,000 meter steeplechase). Outdoors - Tremendous season culminated in a school record in the steeplechase at the NCAA Championships. Opened year by running the 1,500 meters at the Pepsi Team Invitational and the Oregon Relays. Had a personal best of 4:20.39 at the Relays. Made steeplechase debut at the Pac-12 Championships where she placed third in 10:13.51. Eased through the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds with a third place finish in 10:25.15 to advance to the national championships. There, ran a school record 9:59.90 in the semifinals to move on to the final. In the national final, ran down three runners on the final lap to finish sixth (10:07.18) and score three points for the national runners-up. Indoors - Did not compete. Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention. Cross Country - Best career showing at the NCAA Championships helped Oregon take fifth, its highest finish in three years. Was the Ducks’ No. 4 runner and was 80th overall in 20:52.9. Ducks’ consistent No. 4 runner the entire season hit that spot again at the NCAA West Regional. Placed 23rd overall (20:53/6,000 meters) to help Oregon advance to the NCAA Championships. Oregon’s No. 4 scorer at the Pac-12 Championships, where she placed 22nd in 20:40 (6,000 meters). Was the Ducks’ No. 4 runner at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational as Oregon finished eighth. Oregon’s No. 3 runner (fifth overall) to help team win the Bill Dellinger Invitational (16:51.06/5,000 meters). Ran fourth at the season-opening dual with Gonzaga (16:46.1/5,000 meters). Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention. Season Bests: Outdoors - 1,500 Meters - 4:20.39 (PR), Oregon Relays, Eugene, Ore. (4/21/12); 3,000 Meter Steeplechase - 9:59.90 (PR), NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa (6/6/12). 2010-11: 2nd team All-American (3,000 meter steeplechase). Outdoors - Earned first career All-America award at the NCAA Championships. In the semifinals of the 3,000 meter steeplechase, set a :03 PR to automatically advance to the final in 10:03.74. That was the second-fastest time in school history. Two days later, finished 13th in 10:28.21 in her first NCAA final. Terrific run at the NCAA West Preliminary meet in the 3,000 meter steeplechase to advance to the NCAA Championships. Ran a then-PR of 10:06.83. Thirdplace finisher in the steeplechase at the Pac-10 Championships (10:33.35) as Oregon scored 15 points in the event. Ran the second-fastest 3,000 meter steeplechase in school history (at the time) to win the Pepsi Team Invitational in 10:12.09. It was her first career steeplechase race. Opened outdoor season with a runner-up finish in the 3,000 meters at the Oregon Preview (9:37.98). Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention. Indoors - Ran the 3,000 meters in 9:32.19 in a fifth-place finish - her season debut - at the UW Invitational. Followed that with a mile in 4:48.32 at the Husky Classic. Scored for the MPSF champions with a seventh-place finish in the 3,000 meters (9:29.54). Also was in the 5,000 at the league meet. Cross Country - Placed third in her varsity debut in 16:02.6 at the John Frank Memorial (4,500 meters). Followed that with a strong 28th place finish at Notre Dame in 17:17 (5,000 meters) to help the Ducks finish second. Was Oregon’s No. 5 scorer, finishing sixth overall in 20:09.88 (6,000 meters) to help the Ducks win the Bill Dellinger Invitational. Strong kick at the Pac-10 Championships to pass at least a dozen runners and finish 16th in her first Pac-10 appearance. Ran 20:31.68 (6,000 meters) to help Oregon tie for third in the closest team race in Pac-10 history. Was the Ducks’ No. 4 runner at the NCAA West Regional, placing 27th in 20:47.57 (6,000 meters) to help Oregon advance to the NCAA Championship. Oregon’s No. 5 scorer in her NCAA Championships debut in 22:18.9 (6,000 meters). Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention. Season Bests: Outdoors - 3,000 Meter Steeplechase 10:03.83, NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa (6/11/11). Indoors - Mile - 4:48.32, Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/12/11); 3,000 Meters - 9:29.54 (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/26/11). 2009-10: Redshirted the track and cross country seasons. Prep: A combined six-time New Jersey state champion in cross country and indoor and outdoor track. Capped career by winning state cross country, indoor 3,200 meter (10:39.39) and outdoor 1,600 meter (4:46.28) titles as a senior for Voorhees High School. Ranked seventh nationally in the mile as a senior (4:47.94). Gatorade New Jersey runner of the year. Prior to the 2009 track season, raced at the Foot Locker Nationals where she placed 17th (18:18). Was named the Express-Times Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year for the second time in three years. As a junior, won both the indoor and outdoor state titles at 3,200 meters. Outdoor title came in a high school-best 10:17.18. Nationally, ranked fifth at both 3,200 meters (10:17.18) and two miles (10:20.76) in 2008. Was also an all-state point guard on the Voorhees basketball team. High School Bests: 800 Meters - 2:10.14; 1,600 Meters - 4:46.28, 2009; Mile - 4:47.94, 2009; 3,200 Meters - 10:17.18, 2008. Personal: Major is psychology. Goes by Lanie.
2013 NCAA Championships, June 5-8, Historic Hayward Field
Published on Sep 28, 2012