Veronica Thompson
Veronica  Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Broadview Heights, Ohio

High School:
Brecksville Broadview

Height:
5-4

Event:
Mid-Distance

Major:
Biology

07/31/2014

BIG EAST Names 169 St. John's Student-Athletes To 2013-14 All-Academic Team

13 Red Storm teams represented on all-conference list.

05/11/2014

Mooney Crowned Conference Champion Again As Red Storm Finishes Fifth At BIG EAST Outdoor Championship

St. John's finishes with 88 team points and claims six total medals in Villanova, Pa.

05/05/2014

Red Storm Wins Six Events And Honors Seniors At Inaugural Tom Farrell Classic

St. John's pays tribute to volunteer assistant coach and Olympic medalist.

04/27/2014

Red Storm Impresses At Penn Relays

Senior Danette Hinton posts fourth-best hammer throw performance in program history.

04/22/2014

Red Storm Track & Field Wins 11 Events At Annual Monday Meeting

St. John's back at DaSilva Memorial Track on May 3 for inaugural Tom Farrell Classic.

02/21/2014

2014 BIG EAST Indoor Championship

St. John's competes at the 2014 BIG EAST Indoor Championship at the NYC Armory.

04/14/2013

2013 Metropolitan Outdoor Track & Field Championships

2013 Metropolitan Outdoor Track & Field Championships Ramapo College April 12-13, 2013

01/31/2013

2013 Metropolitan Indoor Track & Field Championships

2013 Metropolitan Indoor Track & Field Championships Jan. 25, 2013

As a Junior (2014-15): Selected as a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team … Indoor Track – 800-meters: began the season by winning a gold medal in the 800-meters at the STJ Bill Ward Meet (Dec. 8) with a time of 2:20.04 … placed sixth at the NYC Metropolitan Championships by running a time of 2:18.94 (Feb. 5-6) … 4x800-meter relay: was a member of the 4x800-meter relay team that finished in third at the NYC Metropolitan Championships (Feb. 5-6) with a combined time of 9:23.68 … finished seventh at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 9:23.65 (Feb. 28 – March 1) … DMR: won a silver medal as a member of the DMR team with a combined time of 11:49.06 at the NYRR Millrose Games (Feb. 14) … finish 11th overall in the DMR at the ECAC Indoor Championships (March 6-8) with a combined time of 12:00.36 … Outdoor Track – 800-meters: ran a season-best time of 2:15.65 (April 10-11) in the 800-meters at the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational to finish ninth overall … 4x400-meter relay: was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that won gold at the Coach Omeltchenko Invitational with a time of 4:11.66 seconds (April 19) … 400-meters: ran in the event just once during outdoor season and won a silver medal at the Coach Omeltchenko Invitational with a time of 59.51 seconds (April 19)

As A Sophomore (2013-14): Named to the 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team ...Indoor - 800-meters: undefeated at the distance in the opening three meets of the season, claiming titles at the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 6), Princeton Tri Meet (Jan. 10) and NYU Saturday Night Shootout (Jan. 18) ... placed ninth in 2:12.76 in the final at the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 22) ... qualified for the BIG EAST Championship final by clocking a personal-best time of 2:12.57 in the preliminary round ... claimed fourth place at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 31) in 2:14.26 ... 500-meters: placed sixth at the Rutgers Invitational (Jan. 11) in 1:17.93 ... 4x800-meter relay: claimed eighth place at the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 22) in a time of 8:44.52 with the entire field running one lap short ... DMR: placed eighth at the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 22) in 12:30.29 ... SMR: runner-up at the NYU Saturday Night Shootout (Jan. 18) in a time of 4:15.15 ...Outdoor - 800-meters: recorded the fifth-fastest time in school history with a 2:09.96 clocking that earned 11th at the BIG EAST Championship (May 10) ... claimed an individual title at the inaugural Tom Farrell Classic (May 3) in 2:13.80 ... placed second at the Victor Lopez Classic (March 28) with a time of 2:13.84 ... 400-meters: ran a seasonal-best time of 59.18 seconds at the SJU Monday Meeting (April 21) ... 4x800-meter relay: clocked a seasonal-best time at the BIG EAST Championship (May 10), claiming fifth in 9:00.73 ... placed eighth in the college division of the Penn Relays (April 24) in a time of 9:07.22.

As A Freshman (2012-13):Indoor - 800-meters: took home individual titles at both the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 7) and the NYU Team Challenge (Jan 19.) before placing 11th in the event at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 16-17) in a personal-best time of 2:13.88 ... 500-meters: posted a time of 1:15.64 at the Lafayette-Rider Winter Games (Feb 8) ... DMR: claimed a bronze medal at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 24-25) in a time of 13:04.68 ... posted a seasonal best time of 12:17.08 at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 17) ...Outdoor - 800-meters: placed second at both the Kent Taylor Invitational (March 22) and the Metropolitan Championships in times of 2:13.84 and 2:15.86, respectively ...4x800-meter relay: posted a seasonal best time of 8:58.51 in the preliminary round of the ECAC Championships (May 12) before placing eighth in the finals in 9:06.12.

At Brecksville Broadview: Lettered four seasons in track & field and three seasons in cross country ... captained the track & field team her senior year ... selected as the conference MVP for 2012 after winning conference championships in the 200 and 400-meters and the 4x400-meter relay ... finished 2012 as the number four ranked competitor in the 400-meters ... member of the 4x400-meter relay that finished second in the state and the 4x800-meter relay that placed fourth in the state for 2012 ... contributed to the track & field teams that finished as the 2010 and 2011 conference champions ... achieved team co-MVP honors for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons ... honored as the Mentor Invitational Most Outstanding Female Athlete in 2010.

Personal: Daughter of Diane and Scott Thompson ... has three siblings, Chris (15), Claire (8) and Nick (6) ... enjoys reading, people watching and long walks on the beach ... majoring in biology with an emphasis on biological research ... chose to come to St. John's because of the balance between academic and athletic opportunity and to experience New York City ... recruited by the Brown, Hillsdale College, Northeastern, Ithaca and Utica College ... warms up for every meet by shadow boxing ... served as the student coordinator of Science DZ, a community service project that brings high-school students to elementary school classrooms to teach science lessons ... recounts tapping batons with Destinee Gause, the most winning female track athlete in Ohio history, with 200 meters to go in the 4x400 state finals ... nicknamed Roni.

Off the Track
Favorite Movie: "The Muppet Family Christmas"
Favorite Book: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Favorite TV Show: "Duck Dynasty"
Favorite Food: Mom's Chicken Pot Pie

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