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Joel Thompson Season 2023-24

Position
Breaststroke/Individual Medley
Height
5'11
Class
Senior
Hometown
Brighton, England
High School
Ellesmere College
Experience
2L

Thompson’s Top Times
400 IM: 3:52.73 2022 Art Adamson Invitational
200 IM: 1:46.82 2022 Art Adamson Invitational
200 Breast: 2:02.97 2023 SEC Championships
200 Free: 1:37.09 2022 Art Adamson Invitational
500 Free: 4:27.86 2021 Art Adamson Invitational
100 Free: 44.50 2022 Art Adamson Invitational

SENIOR SEASON (2023-24)
Opened his senior season at Utah by competing in three events and placing fifth in the 100-free (47.09), sixth in the 200-free (1:41.86) and seventh in the 200-IM (1:56.27)… In a tri-team meet with FSU and Alabama, placed 11th in the 100-free (47.06), eighth in the 200-IM (1:54.05) and seventh in the 200-free (1:40.29)

JUNIOR SEASON (2022-23)
In a dual meet with South Carolina, won the 200-free with a time of 1:39.87 and claimed sixth in the 200-IM with a time of 1:52.39… For a tri-team meet in Denver, touched the wall second in the 200-IM with a time of 1:54.14 and fourth in the 200-free with a time of 1:40.95… In an SEC dual meet with Auburn, touched the wall second in the 200-free with a time of 1:37.96 and sixth in the 500-free with a time of 4:34.49… Against Alabama, had two fifth-place finishes in the 200-free and 500-free with respective times of 1:39.52 and 4:36.14… At the Art Adamson Invitational placed 18th in the 200-IM (1:46.82), seventh in the 400-IM (3:52.73), 13th in the 200-free (1:37.09), 19th in the 100-free (44.57 – Prelims: 44.50), and 19th in the 200-breast (2:03.59)… Against FSU, claimed third in the 200-free with a time of 1:39.12 and sixth in the 200-IM with a time of 1:54.62… In the regular season finale vs. Texas A&M, touched the wall fourth in the 200-free with a time of 1:39.91 and sixth in the 500-free with a time of 4:40.96… At the 2023 SEC Championships, claimed 38th in the 200-IM (1:47.08), 27th in the 400-IM (3:55.15) and 31st in the 200-breast (2:02.97)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2021-22)
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 (2020-21)
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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