Track & Field’s Matthew Thompson Named UNCP Athlete Of The Week

Track & Field’s Matthew Thompson Named UNCP Athlete Of The Week

PEMBROKE – Having captured championship honors in the javelin throw for the second time in as many years, while also nabbing All-Peach Belt Conference laurels in one other event, in leading the UNC Pembroke men's track & field team to a fourth place finish at the PBC Championships on Saturday, senior Matthew Thompson has been named this week's UNCP Athlete of the Week, athletics department officials announced Tuesday.

Thompson, a Thurmont, Md., native, registered a throw of 53.10 meters in the javelin throw on Saturday to successfully defend the title he had won at last year's inaugural PBC Championships. His toss capped a grueling weekend that also saw him place second in the two-day men's decathlon – a grueling string of 10 track & field events.

Thompson logged 5,616 points in the decathlon and keyed his runner-up finish with wins in the javelin (49.05m), 1500m run (4:22.72) and the 400-meter dash (52.05), as well as second place tallies in the long jump (5.86m), high jump (1.80m) and the discus throw (27.69m).

A three-time all-conference honoree, Thompson joined the Braves last season after transferring from Shenandoah in Winchester, Va. He has 16 career top 10 finishes to his credit, including event championships in the javelin throw on four occasions.

Thompson is currently pursuing his master's degree at UNCP.

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