Kennedy Thomson

R-Sr | 5-9 | Distance | Thorold, Canada | Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School/Tennessee-Chattanooga

Senior (2020)
Placed 25th in SEC Championships with a time of 20:51.6 on 6,000m course in Baton Rouge as Arkansas claimed an eighth consecutive SEC title … Placed 13th in SEC Preview at LSU to open season in her debut race with cross country team, finishing seventh among Razorbacks … Set a personal best of 17:47.0 on the 5k course, improving her previous best of 18:03.3 … Also finished seventh among squad and eighth overall at Missouri’s Gans Creek Classic, producing a personal best of 20:40.5 on the 6k course, improving her previous best of 22:27.7 … Did not finish race at UAB Blazer Classic.

Junior (2020)
Indoors: Ran on winning distance medley relay (11:19.51) during SEC Indoor Championships, splitting 2:10.15 on 800m leg … Finished seventh in the 800m at SEC Indoor meet with a time of 2:10.07 after setting an indoor career best of 2:08.50 in the prelims … Also ran 9:40.74 in placing 16th in the 3,000m at conference … Established a career best of 4:49.00 in the mile, placing 27th overall at Husky Classic … Won 1,000m in best of 2:47.79 at Arkansas Invitational … Finished third in 800m with a then indoor best of 2:09.04 at Arkansas Qualifier … Opened indoor season running unattached in 3,000m at Boston University in December, posting a career best of 9:39.56 to place eighth in 3,000m.

At Tennessee-Chattanooga (2017-2018)
Earned all-conference in the 800-meter run with a third-place finish at the Southern Conference Championships … broke the school record in the 800-meter at the Southern Conference Championships after breaking it earlier in the season at the Bulldog Open … Broke a 13-year-old school record (set by All-American Shannon Wommack at 2006 SoCon Championships) at the Southern Conference Championships.

  • Three-time school record holder (indoor mile, indoor 800m, outdoor 800m)
  • Southern Conference Runner of the Week: March 2019
  • Four-time All-SoCon
  • Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List, Chief Analyst of the Year 2019 (SMILE Fund Investments- Equity Research)

High School
Member of the 2016 SOSSA 4x400m championship relay team … six-time SOSSA track champion … two-time SOSSA cross country champion … eight-time Zone IV track champion … Zone IV 1500 meter record holder … placed third in the 800-meters and the 1500 meter at the 2016 Athletics Ontario Indoor Championships … competed in the 2016 New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City … played fourth in the 800-meters at the 2015 Ontario Indoor Track Championships … finished sixth in the 800-meters at the 2015 Ontario Outdoor Track Championships … competed in the 800-meter final at the 2016 OFSAA … ran in the 800-meters and 1500 meter finals at the 2015 OFSAA Championships … placed 17th at the 2014 OFSAA Cross Country Championships … member of the rowing team … two-time Canadian Indoor Rowing champion … two-time Ontario Indoor Rowing champion … earned a Top 10 finish at the 2015 Head of the Charles River Regatta in Boston – world’s largest two-day rowing event … named to the school’s Honor Roll each semester … Gold Medallion recipient for academic achievement … member of the Sir Winston Churchill Student Council … represented SWC at the District Board of Niagara Student Senate … head of the SWC Stewards.

Personal
Kennedy Lee Thomson … born October 2, 1998 in Oakville, Ontario … daughter of Penny Palmer and Ken Thomson … is the youngest sibling to Jessica, Jared, Rebecca, and Emily … father Ken was a medalist in the 800m at the 1973 OFSAA Championships … Emily is a member of the Washington State University rowing team … Jared played hockey and ran cross country for Queen’s University … Majoring in Accounting.