Position
Freestyle/Individual Medley
Height
6'0
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Brighton, England
High School
Ellesmere College
Experience
SQ

Thompson’s Top Times
400 IM: 4:00.55 2021 Art Adamson Invitational
200 Breast: 2:16.24 Rocky Mountain Invitational
200 Free: 1:37.59 2022 SEC Championships
500 Free: 4:27.86 2021 Art Adamson Invitational
100 Free: 44.86 2021 Art Adamson Invitational

SOPHOMORE SEASON
At the Rocky Mountain Invitational, placed 10th in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:16.19 and 11th in the 200-yard breast with a time of 2:16.24… Against Alabama, had a third-place finish in the 200-yard free with a time of 1:38.64 and finished fourth in the 500-yard free with a time of 4:37.96… At the Art Adamson Invitational, claimed 15th place in the 200-free with a time of 1:40.19 and 16th place in the 400-IM with a time of 4:00.55; also finished in 20th place of the 500-free with a time of 4:27.86 and 26th place in the 100-free with a time of 44.86… Against Texas A&M, claimed two fifth-place finishes in the 200-free (1:41.02) and 500-free (4:40.20); also finished eighth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:08.07… At SEC Championships, finished in 46th place in the 500-free with a time of 4:30.64, 45th in the 200-free with a time of 1:37.59 and 50th in the 100-free with a time of 45.20

FRESHMAN SEASON
Did not participate during the 2020-21 season

PRIOR TO LSU
Was a team captain at Ellesmere College in England… Competed at the 2019 European Junior Championships for Great Britain in both IM races… Made it to the semifinals in the 200 IM, finishing ultimately in 15th place in thw 200 and 17th in the 400.

PERSONAL
Full name is Joel Dendri Thompson… Born on May 14, 2001… Father’s name is Gary… Has one sister, Holly… Chose LSU because, “The team dynamic and the bond the coaches have with the athletes is second to none. The academics will also help me strive for perfection in all that I do…” Majoring in Mass Communications.

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