Turquoise Thompson Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete Of Week

June 13, 2011

Sophomore Turquoise Thompson (Lakewood, CA/Junipero Serro HS) of the UCLA women's track & field team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for June 6-12.

Thompson placed second at the NCAA Championships in the 400m hurdles, getting edged out by a mere .004. Racing during a torrential downpour and hail storm and an hour after the race was initially delayed due to the weather, Thompson, with her knee taped, battled to the finish line with Miami's Ti'erra Brown, as both crossed the tape in a time of 55.65. The marks were extended to the thousandths of a second, and results showed Brown edged Thompson, 55.642-55.646. Thompson's time was a lifetime-best, bettering her previous top mark of 55.48 set at the 2011 Pac-10 Championships. Her time keeps her at No. 6 all-time in Bruin history and also ties her for the third-best mark in the U.S. and 14th-best mark in the world.

This is Thompson's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of her career.

Also nominated: Alec Faldermeyer, M. Track & Field.


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Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 27
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
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Friday, Mar 11
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Birmingham, AL
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Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
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vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, May 07
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
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vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 08
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, May 14
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 15
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
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Thursday, May 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
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Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Friday, Jun 10 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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