Leah Thompson
Throws
Ht
6'
0"
Class
Senior
Hometown
Plains, 
Montana
Last School
Plains High School
Roster Years
2017-2021


Personal

  • Parents are David and Sandra Thompson
  • Has two sisters and 4 brothers (Jeremy, Brandon, Mitchell Trent, Tiara and Jessica)
  • Brother, Brandon, played baseball at Bellevue University in Omaha Nebraska
  • Brother, Trent, played basketball at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana
  • Father, David, played baseball at North Idaho college and Eastern Oregon State 
  • Brother, Mitchell, played basketball at the University of Michigan-Western in Dillon, Montana 
  • Sister, Jessica, is also on the track and field team
  • Also recruited by Montana State, University of Montana, University of Idaho and Brown University 
  • Majoring in art education

Before BYU

  • 3-time state champion in discus 
  • All-state record holder in discus 
  • 1x state champion in shot put 
  • Member of the 4x state championship team
  • 4x letter in volleyball basketball, track and softball
  • All-state in volleyball, basketball and track
  • Valedictorian
  • Member of National Honor Society in high school 

Stats

Collegiate Personal Bests 
Mark/Time  Event  Meet 
12.37m (40-7.0) Shot Put  2019 BYU Robison Invitational
15.26m (50' 0.75') Weight Throw  2019 Air Force Team Challenge
48.43m/158-11 Discus  2019 Mt. SAC Relays
46.76m/153-5 Hammer Throw 2019 BYU Cougar Invitational
36.48m/119-8 Javelin 2019 BYU Cougar Invitational

Career Stats

 

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017

Indoor 

  • 9th in the shot put, 11th in the weight throw and 6th in the discus throw at the 2016 BYU December Invite 
  • Placed 5th in shot put, 11th in the weight throw and 3rd in the discus at the 2017 BYU Indoor Invite 

Outdoor

  • Took 3rd in the discus,10th in the shot put and 18th in the hammer throw at the Trojan Invitational
  • Came in 4th in the discus, 13th in the shot put and 22nd in the hammer at the Aztec Open 
  • 11th place at the Aztec Invite in the discus
  • Placed 11th in the shot put and 4th in the discus at the UVU Invite 
  • Set a career-best mark of 35.55m (116' 7") in the hammer at the UVU Invite
Sophmore Year 2018

Indoor 

  • Started the season placing sixth in the weight throw (13.55m- 44' 5.5") and first in the discus (44.64m- 146.5'") at the BYU December Invite
  • Placed third in the weight throw with a career-best mark of 15.12m (49' 7.25") and first in the discus (45.42m- 149'0") at the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational 
  • Competed at the Air Force Indoor Team Challenge where she placed tenth in the weight throw with a mark of 13.75m (45' 1.5") 
  • Finished third in the weight throw (14.74m- 48'4.5") and ninth in the shot put (11.48m- 37'8") at the Boise State Challenge 

Outdoor

  • Started the season at the USC Trojan Invitational where she placed fourth in the discus with a mark of 44.88m (147' 3") 
  • Placed fourth in the discus (43.53m- 142'10") and 13th in the hammer throw (42.52m- 139'6") at the UVU Collegiate Invitational 
  • Threw 42.47m (139' 4") in the discus, placing fourth at the Oregon Pepsi Invitational 
  • Threw 46.90m (153'10") in the discus, placing fifth at the UCSD Triton Invitational 
  • Placed fifth in the discus with a career-best throw of 47.42m (155' 7") at the Mt. SAC Relays 
  • Competed at the Beach Pacific Coast Intercollegiate where she finished 24th in the discus (44.56m- 146' 2") 
  • Finished tenth in the discus with a mark of 43.94m (144' 2") at the BYU Robison Invitational 
  • Placed sixth in the hammer throw with a career-best mark of 42.88m (140' 8") and first in the discus (45.80m- 150'3") at the Weber State Twilight Meet
  • Completed the season at the BYU Cougar Invitational where she placed first in the discus (44.30m- 145' 4") and fourth in the hammer throw (42.02m- 137' 10")
Junior Year 2019

Indoor 

  • Started the season with a first-place finish (45.20m/148-3) in the discus throw at the BYU Cougar Indoor
  • Threw a career-best mark of 15.26m/50-0.75 and took seventh in the weight throw at the Air Force Indoor Team Challenge
  • Competed in four meets during the 2019 indoor season

Outdoor

  • Placed second overall in the discus throw with a career-best mark of 48.43m/158-11 at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Took eighth in the discus with a personal-best throw of 12.37m/40-7 at the BYU Robison Invitational
  • Earned collegiate bests in the hammer throw (46.76m/153-5) and javelin (36.48m/119-8) at the BYU Cougar Invitational
  • Competed in 14 meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Senior Year 2021

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year