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Matthew Thompson

Class: R-Sophomore
Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5-9

Previous School: Atlee HS

Hometown: Mechanicsville, Va.

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
PV - 14-7.25 (4.45m)

All-Big South Honors (1)
2012 Outdoor Pole Vault - 3rd

2013 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Did not compete in any meets for Liberty and was redshirted

2012-13 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Pole vaulted a season-best 13-9.25 at the Liberty Open for seventh place

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Made the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Won his first All-Big South recognition with a third-place pole vault finish as part of Liberty's 1-2-3-4 Big South sweep
• Vaulted a personal-best 14-7.25 twice, at the Shamrock Invitational and Highlander Invitational

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Came in fifth in the Big South pole vault final
• Season-best pole vault of 14-3.25 came at the Liberty Quad

Prep
• Graduated from Atlee High School
• Helped his squad sweep the 2011 Virginia Group AAA state track & field team championships, indoors and outdoors
• Placed sixth in the pole vault at the 2011 Virginia Group AAA state indoor meet, with a then personal-best clearance of 13-6

Personal
• Son of Donald and Abby Thompson
• Majoring in history
• Birthday is Sept. 16