Antoine Thompson

Antoine Thompson

Class of 1988

Sport(s): Cross Country

Year Inducted: 2008

N.Y. State Senator Antoine Thompson was a two sport “All-High” athlete at Bennett. Antoine ran for the 1986 “Columbia Cup” cross country champion squad, and was an “All-High” selection on the 1987 squad with a 4th place finish in the All High meet.  Additionally, he was captain of the Cross-Country Team in 1987 and Co-Captain of the Track Team in 1988. In track Antoine was a two time All-High performer in his senior year in the 880 yard run, and the two mile relay team. The Tigers captured the “Scalp & Blade” trophy as track champions during all of Antoine’s 3 year varsity career, a streak that would reach a 15 year run as undefeated track champions.

In his post high school years Antoine competed in track and cross country at Brockport State College, 1 year in cross country, and two years in track. Antoine later turned to politics, where he won a seat on the Buffalo Common Council, and later ran and won a race for State Senator. That seat was vacated by Byron Brown, who became Mayor Byron Brown of the City of Buffalo.