Birthday: 05/09/93 Mile PR: 3:52.49 (indoors) - 2023
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:34.77 (indoors) - 2020
High School: Moapa Valley HS (NV) '11
Hometown: Logandale, NV
College: Glendale CC / Oklahoma State '17
Current Residence: Hillsboro, OR
Team: Bowerman Track Club
Josh Thompson, in February 2023, won the USA Indoor 1500m (3:42.10 in Albuquerque, 4959ft), but was later DQed for impeding a competitor's progress.
He competed in the 2022 World Championships 1500m final, finishing 12th (3:35.57), and earlier in March, also placed 12th in the World Indoor Championships (3:44.48).
In 2020, Thompson won the USA Indoor 1500m title, clocking 3:44.07 at altitude in Albuquerque, NM, and in 2019, he won the Aetna Falmouth Elite Mile in 3:58.39.
As an Oklahoma State senior in 2017, he finished 6th in the NCAA Indoor Mile and 4th outdoors in the 1500.
In February 2016, Josh became the first Nevada native to run a Mile in under 4 minutes, clocking 3:58.33 indoors at the University of Washington’s Husky Classic.
At Moapa Valley High School, he lead the cross country team to two Nevada state titles as well as winning two 3200m state titles.
FUN FACT: He was also a member of the state championship basketball team, and at 5'9", could dunk the basketball.
FUN FACT II: The Eagle Scout spent two years (2013-14) on a Mormon mission in Nicaragua.
Photo credit: Kevin Morris