Jessica Thompson
Throws
Ht
6'
0"
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Plains, 
Montana
Last School
Plains HS
Roster Years
2019-2022


Personal

  • Parents are David and Sandra Thompson
  • Major: Biology
  • Has six siblings
  • Sister, Leah, is also on the track and field team at BYU
  • Also recruited by Montana State, North Dakota State and Carroll College 

Before BYU 

  • Senior class (2018) valedictorian 
  • All-state selections for volleyball, basketball and track. Also played softball in high school
  • Won back-to-back MHSA Class C state titles in the shot put throw (2017-2018)
  • 2017 MHSA Class C state champion in the discus throw 

Stats

Indoor Personal Bests

Mark/Time 

Event 

Meet

18.13m/59-5.75

Weight Throw

2022 Texas Tech Shootout

16.18m/53-1

Shot Put

2022 BYU Cougar Invite #2

 

Outdoor Personal Bests

Mark/Time 

Event 

Meet

15.76m/51-8.5

Shot Put

2022 BYU Cougar Invitational

50.83m/169-9

Discus

2022 USC Trojan Invitational

49.71m/163-1

Javelin

2022 Desert Heat Classic

54.94m/180-3

Hammer Throw

2022 BYU Cougar Invitational

Career Stats

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2020

Indoor

  • Started her collegiate debut with a career best in the weight throw (14.58m/47-10) at the BYU Indoor Invitational
  • Threw a career-best mark of 12.92/42-4.75 in the shot put in UW Invitational
  • Competed in five meets during the 2020 indoor season
Sophmore Year 2022

  • Indoor
    • Won the shot put with a personal best mark of 16.18m/53-1at the BYU Cougar Indoor Invitational II, the fourth-best mark in school history
    • Won an individual title in the shot put at the MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships
    • Threw a fifth-best indoor weight throw mark in BYU history, 18.13m/59-5.75, at the Texas Tech Shootout
    • Competed in eight meets during the 2022 season
  • Outdoor
    • Competed in the javelin (48.13m/157-11) and the shot put (15.53m/50-11.5) at the NCAA West Preliminary, finishing 18th and 31st, respectively
    • Threw the sixth-best javelin mark in BYU history at the Desert Heat Classic, a throw of 49.71m/163-1
    • Tossed the sixth-best shot put mark in program history, 15.31m/50-2.75, at the BYU Robison Invitational
    • Set personal bests in the discus (50.83m/166-9), javelin (49.71m/163-1) and hammer throw (54.94m/180-3)
    • Competed in eight meets during the 2022 season
Junior Year

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Sophomore 2021

Indoor

  • Set a personal best in the weight throw at the Weber State Invitational with a mark of 16.56m/54-4
  • Competed in four meets during the 2021 indoor season

Outdoor

  • Set a personal record in the shot put at the BYU Robison invitational with a mark of 14.36m/47-1.5
  • Set personal records in the discus (44.40m/145-8), hammer (52.68m/172-10) and javelin (44.16m/144-10) at the UVU Collegiate Invitational
  • Competed in seven meets during the 2021 outdoor season
  • Jessica Thompson throws seventh-best weight throw mark in BYU history

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  • Jessica Thompson #9 shot put mark in BYU history

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  • Jessica Thompson MPSF SP Champion

    Jessica Thompson MPSF SP Champion

  • Jessica Thompson shot put #4 all-time

    Jessica Thompson shot put #4 all-time

  • Jessica Thompson sixth-best outdoor shot put in BYU history

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  • Jessica Thompson No. 6 all-time in the javelin

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  • Jessica Thompson #4 shot put all-time

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