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Eric and Taylor Thompkins Inducted into the 2020 Canton South Athletic Hall of fame.

Record-setting brother-sister track stars and former Flight101 FlightTeam members Taylor Thompkins and her older brother Eric were among the six-person class inducted into the 2020 Canton South High School Hall of Fame.

A record-setting receiver and sprinter, Eric Thompkins, was first team All-NBC, all-county, and all-district as a senior when he set single-season school records for receptions (71), receiving yards (1,089) and receiving TDs (14). He also holds single-game South records for receiving TDs (4) and receptions (19), and a single-season record for most 100-yard receiving games (4).

In track, Eric holds school records for the 100 meters, 200 and 400 relay, qualifying for state in all three events in 2011 after winning regional titles in the 100 and 200. At state, he placed second in the 200 and third in the 100, the best finishes in school history in each. His 14 career team points earned at the state meet are tied for most in school history Eric also ran track at Ashland University.

Taylor joins her brother, Eric, in the class of 2020 after rewriting sprint records at South. She holds school records for the 100 and 200, and was a four-year state qualifier. Her highest finishes were a pair of thirds on 400 relay teams (that also featured FlightTeam alums Imani Bush, Sydney Vaughn and Ebonee Williams), a fifth in the 100 in 2013 and a sixth in the 100 in 2014. She owns the school record for most career points earned at the state track meet and is tied for most career event appearances at the state meet in school history with Imani Bush (6). Thompkins ran track at Youngstown State were she was a part of 4 consecutive Horizon League Track and Field Championships teams from 2015-2018.

Taylor was also the 2017-2018 recipient of the Louise Fiess Wolf Memorial Scholarship while attending YSU.

Congratulations to Eric and Taylor and their parents Eric and Sherlesley Thompkins.