Chales Jones just won the Big 12 800 final and it made us realize that Josh Thompson ran the prelims yesterday and had the top times in both the 800 and 1500 but didn't run the final for religious reasons.
Running yesterday gives him the experience of racing rounds, shows his teammates he is a valued member of the team, and does keep another school from putting someone else in the final.
If you missed Jon Gaul'ts profile on Thompson from earlier this year it's definitely worth a read. Titled: Meet The Most Interesting Man In NCAA Running: Heâ€™s 5â€™9â€³, Can Dunk A Basketball And In One Year Has Gone From 4:17 To The #3 Time In NCAA History: Meet Oklahoma Stateâ€™s Josh Thompson
Combined results from yesterday below, he had top 800 and 1500 times.
1 Joshua Thompson JR Oklahoma State 1:49.97Q 1
2 Robert Uhr JR Texas 1:50.18Q 2
3 Tre'Tez Kinnaird JR Oklahoma State 1:50.31Q 3
4 Vincent Crisp FR Texas Tech 1:50.20Q 1 1:50.198
5 Strymar Livingston JR Kansas 1:50.20Q 2 1:50.199
6 Blake Yount FR Oklahoma 1:50.32Q 3
7 Charles Jones SO Texas Tech 1:50.25q 2
8 Brandon Moore JR Baylor 1:50.53q 3
1 Joshua Thompson JR Oklahoma State 3:44.29Q 2
2 Craig Nowak JR Oklahoma State 3:44.77Q 3
3 Jacob Burcham JR Oklahoma 3:46.85Q 1
4 Alex Rogers FR Texas 3:44.79Q 3
5 Allen Eke SR Oklahoma 3:46.87Q 2
6 Brady Turnbull SR Texas 3:47.12Q 1
7 Matthew Fayers JR Oklahoma State 3:45.93q 3
8 Lukas Koch SO Kansas State 3:47.53q 1