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2007-2008 Women's Track Roster


MeLyn Thompson

Class: SO
Position: Throws
Height: 5-6
Previous School: Girls Prepatory School
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.

2007-08
Indoor:
Won shot put (47-6) and placed 10th in weight throw (43-5.5) at MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished fourth in shot put (47-11.25) at Kentucky Invitational ... Won shot put (46-10) and placed ninth in weight throw (38-7) at Blue Raider Invitational ... Finished fourth in shot put (43-3) and eighth in weight throw (36-10.5) at Middle Tennessee Classic ... Placed second in shot put (45-2) and 12th in weight throw (39-2) at MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished fourth in shot put (45-4.25) at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Ranked 90th in the nation on the NCAA descending Order List in shot put with mark of 47-11.75 ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors after winning shot put at SBC Championships ... Won shot put (46-9) and placed third in hammer throw with personal-best 129-1 at Clemson Relays ... Placed seventh in shot put (46-3.25) at Yellowjacket Invitational and ninth (42-11) at Tiger Track Classic ... Finished 35th in shot put (41-9.75) at Sea Ray Relays ... Placed eighth in shot put (44-0.75) and 25th in hammer (124-3) at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Finished third in shot put (46-9), fifth in discus with personal-best 132-8 and eighth in hammer with PR of 138-4 at Coach O Invitational ... Won shot put with mark of 47-11.75 at Sun Belt Championships ... Placed 35th in shot put (44-2) at NCAA Mideast Regional.

2006-07
Indoor:
Placed second in shot put with personal-best 45-11 and placed 10th in weight throw with mark of 35-2 at MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished eighth in shot put (44-8) and 25th in weight throw with personal-best 44-11 at Kentucky Invitational ... Came in fourth in shot put (41-6) and weight throw (42-9.5) at Blue Raider Invitational ... Won shot put with personal-best 46-6.75 at Carle-Health Alliance Invitational ... Finished second in shot put (45-4.5) at Indiana Relays ... Placed third in shot put (45-0) and sixth in weight throw (44-5) at MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished 10th in shot put (41-1.75) and 14th in weight throw (44-3.25) at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Placed ninth in shot put with mark of 43-3 at Alabama Relays and eighth with mark of 43-9.75 at Yellowjacket Invitational ... Finished second in shot put (40-11.75), seventh in hammer throw (122-0) and 10th in discus (93-2) at Boston Moon Classic ... Placed 10th in shot put (43-7) and 23rd in hammer with personal-best 132-2 at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Broke school-record in shot put with mark of 49-5.75, winning event at Stan Lyons Invitational ... Also placed 18th in discus (122-8) and 23rd in hammer (116-11) at Stan Lyons ... Set school-record again in shot put, winning event at Sun Belt Championships with mark of 50-8.75 ... Came in 15th in discus (123-11) and 14th in hammer (118-1) at SBC Championships ... Placed 10th in shot put with mark of 48-10.25 at NCAA Mideast Regional.

High School: State title winner in both shot put and discus as senior at Girls Prepatory School ... Winning marks were 44-4.25 in shot put and 124-4 in discus ... Set personal best in discus as senior at Division II East Sectional with mark of 125-0.5 and PR in shot put at GPS home meet with mark of 45-2.

Personal: MeLyn Marie Thompson ... Daughter of Melvin and Gwendolyn Thompson ... Born October 12, 1987 ... Majoring in Early Childhood Education.