School Record Holder in the Weight Throw 19.10m (62-8)
2017 American Athletic Conference Bronze Medalist - Hammer Throw
2017 Third Team All-American Athletic Conference - Hammer Throw (Outdoor)
|Shot Put||11.84m (38-10.25)||1.17.14|
|Weight Throw||19.36m (63-6.25)*||2.25.17|
Indoor: Threw the weight in seven meets for the Cougars...Finished fourth at the American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships and broke his own school record with a mark of 19.36m (63-6.25)...Finished as the runner-up in back-to-back meets of the weight throw including the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational (18.59m) and the 2017 Mark Colligan Memorial (18.74m).
Outdoor: Claimed the bronze in the hammer throw at the American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships with a mark of 58.71m (192-7) and earned Third Team All-American Athletic Conference laurels...Set a career-best in the discus with a mark of 49.26m (161-7) at the Tom Tellez Invitational on May 5...Threw the hammer 60.36m (198-0) at the Beach Invitational to set his career-best mark of April 14.
Indoor: Threw the weight in five meets during the indoor season...Placed fourth at The American Indoor Championships with a season-best mark of 18.31m (60'1")...Finished third at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station, Texas when he threw 17.57m (57'7.75")...Launched the weight 17.36m (56'11.5") at the Leonard Hilton Memorial invitational where he finished second...Opened his junior campaign by throwing the weight 17.45m to finish third at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational
Outdoor: Opened his season at the UTSA Invitational where he finished fifth in the hammer at 58.68m (196-6) despite coming down with a minor injury.
Indoor:Competed in seven meets throwing the weight for Houston this season, registering top-5 finishes in each including a win at the Houston Indoor Opener...Finished fourth at The American Athletic Conference Championships with a throw of 18.25m...Set a new school record with his toss of 19.10m at the opener...Finished second at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational with a mark of 17.06m (55-11.75)
Outdoor: Competed in throws events for the Cougars in six different meets during the 2015 outdoor season...Scored points for the Cougars at the American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships with a fifth place finish in the hammer throw and a mark of 54.89m (180'-1")...Set a new personal record in the hammer throw at the Bobcat Invitational with a mark of 58.99m (193'-6")...Threw the hammer 57.19m (187'-7") at the TSU Relays to open the season with a second place finish.
2013-14 (Redshirt Freshman)
Indoor: Competed in seven meets for the Cougars throws... Had a stellar meet at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational, recording a personal best of 18.08m (59'-4") to win the weight throw... His mark is the second best in school history behind Rick Fenton... Also threw a personal best of 11.84m (38'-10.25") in the shot put... Was the only Cougar to score in the weight throw at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Indoor Championships.
Outdoor: Jumped into the hammer throw school record books as he recorded the third best mark of 56.15m (184'-3") to take fourth place at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships... Recorded a personal best of 47.62m (156'-3") in the discus during the J. Fred Duckett Twilight meet at Rice.
Indoor/Outdoor: Redshirted both seasons.
Qualified for the Regional meet in the discus... Played linebacker on the football team.
Full name is Damon Jermaine Thompson... Born on Oct. 3, 1993 in Houston, Texas... Son of Janet Richardson... Enjoys working out and playing video games... Majoring in Mass Communication.