High School Sports

Former Paso Robles High School track and field standout signs with Alabama State


Former Paso Robles High School track and field standout Kristen Thompson signed a NCAA National Letter of Intent on Friday in the school’s Performing Arts Center, committing to compete at Alabama State University on scholarship this fall.

Thompson was named to The Tribune’s All-County Team after a senior season that included a trip to the CIF State Championships in the discus and a second-place finish at the PAC 8 Championships in shot put. She also earned PAC-8 All-League honors, was voted the PRHS Field MVP and won The Lions Club award, an honor voted on by her peers.

Along with being a top thrower in the county, Thompson graduated as a three-year member of the varsity basketball team and served as the captain on both teams.

She finished her high school career ranked fourth all-time at Paso Robles in shot put and discus.

“Thompson has been an outstanding kid to coach for the past three years on our varsity basketball team,” varsity basketball coach Heidi Sill said in a school news release. “The Lions Club Award is a true testament of her outstanding character.”

Thompson will join an Alabama State team that has won seven consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference championships.

Thompson joins Ashley Davis (Cal Poly, cross country/track and field), Chloe Kerns (University of Connecticut, softball) and Natalya Marcove (Campbell University, soccer) as fellow Paso Robles athletes who have signed letters of intent this year.