2016 OUTDOOR Enters the NCAA West Preliminaries with a mark of 1.77m/5-9.75 in the women's high jump, which ranks 19th in the region ... the mark came at the Wes Kittley Invitational on April 9 en route to a first-place finish ... it was the first of four high jump victories for her in her senior outdoor season ... competed in three heptathlons during her final outdoor season, with all three scores making their way into the school's record books ... at the Texas Relays, she put together a score of 5228 points to finish 14th and record the 10th-best score in school history ... improved at the Kansas Relays three weeks later for a second-place finish at 5255 points, registering as the ninth-best tally in Texas Tech history ... successfully defended her Big 12 heptathlon crown at the 2016 meet, becoming the fifth student-athlete to go back-to-back in the event ... her winning score of 5471 points was a personal-best and is the fifth-best mark in school history ... with her and teammate Kaylee Hinton going 1-2 in the event, they became the first to do so since 2010 ... was also named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
2016 INDOOR Put together a strong senior indoor season in the pentathlon and the high jump ... notched four first-place finishes during the indoor campaign ... competed in two pentathlon events, the first at the Husker Invitational on Feb. 5, earning sixth at 3833 points ... at that meet, she ran down a PR in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.92 seconds ... she would piece together a strong pentathlon at the Big 12 Indoor Championship to earn silver at 4028 points ... she totaled four PR's at the conference championship in the sections that make up the pentathlon, to score her best total of her career ... the mark was also the sixth-best score in school history ... with the silver medal, Tech went 1-2-3 in the event, marking the first time a school has ever swept the top three spots in the event at the conference meet ... her high jump clearance in the pentathlon in Ames also tied for the seventh-best clearance in school history ... it was a clearance she had also achieved earlier in the season at the New Mexico Team Invitational on Jan. 30.
2015 OUTDOOR Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... added seven new personal-bests during the outdoor campaign ... four of her PR's came at the Big 12 Championships in the 200 meters (25.23), high jump (1.79m/5-10.5), shot put (10.68m/35-0.5) and her overall heptathlon score of 5,440 points ... her performance in those events helped her capture the Big 12 title in the heptathlon and gave her the fifth-best score in the event in school history ... represented Texas Tech at the NCAA West Preliminaries in the high jump, finishing 31st after clearing the bar at 1.73m/5-8.0.
2015 INDOOR Set PR's in five events during the indoor campaign ... had three first-place finishes, including the top pentathlon score of 3,765 at the Masked Rider Open ... three of her top marks came at the Big 12 Championships ... the three events were the 800 meters (2:15.25), high jump (1.75m/5-8.75) and her overall pentathlon score of 3,877 points ... her performance earned her fifth at the conference meet, giving her All-Big 12 performer accolades.
2014 OUTDOOR Placed 10th at the Big 12 Championships in the heptathlon, totaling 5,032 points ... Placed ninth at the conference meet in the high jump, just missing All-Big 12 honors with a clearance of 1.66m/5-5.25 ... Won the heptathlon at the UTSA Invitational, with a total of 4,840 points.
2014 INDOOR Just missed out on All-Big 12 honors in the pentathlon with a ninth-place finish at the conference meet, registering 3,548 points ... Totaled 3,293 points to take fifth place in the pentathlon at the Masked Rider Open ... One of her top non-combined performances was a 2:18.45 in the 800 meters to place third at the Red Raider open ... Also cleared 1.63m/5-4.25 to take seventh at the UNM Classic.
2013 OUTDOOR Competed in the high jump and heptathlon...earned All-Big 12 honors in the javelin finishing third at the conference meet with a season-best throw of 44.48-meters (145'-11")...finished third at the Angelo State Relays in the heptathlon with 4,740 points...cleared a season-best of 1.65-meters (5'-5.00") in the high jump at the Aztec Invitational (3/16)...clocked a season-best of 25.62 seconds in the 200-meter dash at the Angelo State Relays...in the heptathlon...recorded a season-best of 2:22.19 in the 800-meter run at the Angelo State Relays....clocked a season-best time of 14.82 in the 100-meter hurdles at the UTEP Springtime Invitational (3/23)...recorded a season-best leap of 5.12-meters (16'-9.75") in the long jump at the Angelo State Relays...recorded a season-best throw of 9.52-meters (31'-3.00") in the shot put at the Angelo State Relays.
2013 INDOOR Competed in the high jump and in the pentathlon...turned in a season-best performance at the Big 12 Championships finishing with 3,619 points in the pentathlon competition...cleared a season-best 1.66-meters (5'-5.25") in the high jump at the Big 12 Championships to finish ninth...clocked a season-best of 8.90 in the 55-meter hurdles as the Texas Tech Open (1/12)...recorded a season-best of 9.29 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Big 12 Championships...clocked a season-best of 2:19.68 in the 800-meter run at the Big 12 Championships...recorded a season-best mark of 5.34-meters (17'-6.25") in the long jump at the Big 12 Championships...recorded a season-best throw of 9.79-meters (32'-1.50") in the shot put at the Big 12 Championships.
ALBA-GOLDEN Lettered in track and field, softball, volleyball and cross country...competed in the long jump, high jump, 400-meter dash and as a member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams...cleared a career-best height of 1.78-meters (5'-10.00")...1A State Champion as a senior in the high jump...also reached state as a junior...finished second at the Junior Olympics.
PERSONAL Natalie Nicole Thompson...plans to major in Exercise and Sports Sciences at Texas Tech.