UCLA Track & Field BIO
Turquoise Thompson
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Turquoise Thompson 1264274
Other Position: Hurdles
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lakewood, CA
High School: Junipero Serra
Summer 2011 - Finished fourth in the intermediate hurdles at the USATF Senior National Championships (55.53).

2011 - NCAA runner-up in the hurdles (55.65), earning first-team USTFCCCA All-America honors ... Won the NCAA West Prelim hurdle crown (56.06) ... Pac-10 champion in the hurdles (55.84) ... Also notched a 400m hurdle win against USC (55.88) and ran on the winning 4x400m relay (3:39.79) ... Ran on the winning 4x400m relay (3:39.42) vs. Tennessee and finished second in the hurdles (56.73) ... Won the 400m (53.13) and ran on the winning 4x400m relay (3:36.72) at the Aztec Invite ... In indoor track, won the 400m (54.59) at the UW Final Qualifier.

2010 - Ran on the ninth-place 4x400m relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:36.19) ... Finished 13th in the 400m hurdles (58.25) at the NCAA Preliminary ... Won the Pac-10 400m hurdles crown with a lifetime-best of 56.92 (#10 all-time in UCLA history) ... Also ran on the Pac-10 champion 4x400m relay (3:34.82) ... Won the 400m hurdles at the Oxy Invite (57.11) ... Cal Poly Invite champion in the 400m (54.46) and on the 4x400m relay (3:45.34) ... In indoor track, ran on the DMR that placed 10th at the New Balance Invite (11:39.02).

Summer 2009 - Competed for Team USA in the 400m hurdles at the PanAm Junior Games, placing fourth in a time of 59.08 ... Placed second in the hurdles at the USATF Junior National Championships (57.93), to earn a spot on the PanAm Games roster.

High School - Finished 12th in voting for Track & Field News' Athlete of the Year award and was a Track & Field News All-American in the 400m and 300/400m hurdles ... Nationally in 2009, ranked first in the 400m hurdles (53.97), second in the 300m hurdles (41.45) and seventh in the 400m (53.10) ... 2009 CA State champion in the 400m (53.10) ... Also won the Masters 400m (53.3) and CIF Div. IV 300m hurdles (41.45) and 400m (54.07) titles ... Set a Junior Olympic National record in the 400m hurdles (57.67) ... Prior to her first year in high school, won the Junior Olympic gold medal in the 400m (54.33) and 100m (12.20) and set a youth girl's record in the 400m (54.68) ... Also competed in the Adidas Track Classic in 2005, running 54.55 in the 400m.

Personal - Born July 23, 1991 in Inglewood, CA ... Daughter of Donn Thompson and Lori Smith-Thompson ... Father ran track for UCLA ... Has three brothers - Michael, Brian and Donn ... Sociology major.

Best Marks
Outdoor 400m - 53.10
Indoor 400m - 54.21
400m Hurdles - 55.53
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