UC’s Thompson signs with Southern Illinois

UNION CITY, Ind. – Surrounded by family and coaches, Union City tri-athlete, Trevor Thompson, signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and participate in track in the winter and spring of 2018-2019 at Southern Illinois University. Trevor will participate as a heptathlete in indoor meets and decathlete in outdoor meets. Trevor will be studying chemistry.

Thompson’s four year high school athletic career includes:

Football: All Conference two times for the years 2017 and 2018

Basketball: All Conference in 2018, All County two times for the years 2017 and 2018

Track: Conference champion: High jump (2018), finished in top 3 of event 11 times.   Has been a county champ six times including 800m, high jump, 400m and 4×400; sectional champion (2018) in the 800m; six-time Regional Qualifier; and three-time Indoor State Qualifier. In his freshman year (Missouri), the 4x800m relay team placed 1st in Sectionals and third in the Missouri State Finals.

Track School Records broke in (2018): high jump 6′ 6.5″ and triple jump 43′ 4″.

Academically, Thompson was a member of National Honor Society (president, 2018) and was among the top ten seniors graduating this year. Trevor was selected to attend the “Town Meeting on Tomorrow” in St. Louis, MO sponsored by the Randolph County Youth Salute program. He was one of 10 finalist selected for the prestigious Eli Lilly Scholarship. Trevor earned Honor Roll recognition each quarter in high school and was the Citizen of the Year his freshman year. Trevor was a member of DECA, FCA, volunteers at the Union City food pantry and also participated in the band for one year.

PHOTO CAPTION: Trevor Thompson is surrounded by family and coaches as he announces his decision to participate in track at Southern Illinois University.

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