Vince Thompson
Vince Thompson

Player Profile
Hometown:
Pipersville, Pa.

High School:
Central Bucks East

Position:
Sprints

Experience:
So./So.

On Thompson: Joined the team as a walk-on during his freshman season after also playing one year of football ... Now a full-time member of the track & field team who has outstanding potential in the sprints ... Was a BIG EAST scorer outdoors in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters ... As he continues to gain experience will be a consistent contributor in meets for the Wildcats and is capable of being one of the leading performers in the Villanova sprint group.

2014 Outdoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors as part of the Wildcats lineup in the 4x100 meter relay ... Ran the second leg of the relay and Villanova finished second in the event with a time of 42.64 ... Also scored points individually at the conference meet in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters ... Established personal best times in the final of both events ... Finished fourth in the 100 meters in 11.00 after placing fourth in his heat and seventh overall in the preliminaries with a time of 11.19 ... Placed fifth in the 200 meters in 21.94 after being third in his heat and fifth overall in the preliminaries with a time of 22.19 ... Came in 19th in the 100 meters at the Colonial Relays (11.30) ... Runner-up at the Delaware Open (11.52) and finished sixth at the Danny Curran Invitational (11.60) ... Posted a time of 22.47 in the 200 meters to notch a first place finish at the Delaware Open ... Tied for fourth place at the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic (22.72), while also coming in 26th at the Larry Ellis Invitational (22.57) and 36th at the Colonial Relays (22.96) ... Ran the leadoff leg of the sprint medley relay (200 meters) at the Colonial Relays and helped Villanova to a runner-up finish in the relay with a time of 3:25.14.

2014 Indoor: Made his Villanova debut at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, where he competed in the College sections of both the 60 meters and the 200 meters ... Came in 36th in the preliminaries of the 60 meters with a time of 7.24 and was 45th in the preliminaries of the 200 meters in 23.13 ... Went on to run in both events at the BIG EAST Championships ... Placed 10th in the preliminary heats of the 60 meters at the conference meet with a personal best time of 7.22 ... Also finished 12th in the preliminaries of the 200 meters with a time of 23.00.

Central Bucks East High School: Member of the track & field and football teams ... Earned first team All-Suburban One League honors as a senior in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters ... As a football player ran for 1,045 yards his senior year and was voted the team's MVP ... Received honorable mention All-Suburban One League accolades ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically.

Personal: Born 10/12/94 ... Youngest of three children of Vince and Lavinia Thompson ... Has a sister, Ashley, who is a 2011 Villanova graduate ... Father played football at Villanova from 1975-79 and in the NFL for the Detroit Lions from 1981-83 ... He ranks third all-time at Villanova in career rushing yards (2,533) ... Mother is also a Villanova graduate and was a Wildcats cheerleader ... Majoring in Computer Science.

PERSONAL BESTS

60 Meters              7.22              2014 BIG EAST Championships
100 Meters             11.00             2014 BIG EAST Championships
200 Meters             21.94             2014 BIG EAST Championships

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                             2014 (4x100 Meter Relay)

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