Michael Hammond

  • Michael
  • Hammond

  • Class
  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
    Midlothian, Va.

Updated: November 30, 2012

2012 Cross Country: Captured the second All-Region honor of his career by placing 22nd at the NCAA Southeast Regional … Became only one of five men’s runners in program history to earn the honor twice in a career … Helped Tech earn its first ever ACC team title and first NCAA Championship birth since 1987 … Ran his top 8k race of the season at the ACC Championship, finishing with a time of 24:27.5 for 19th place … Was Tech’s third finisher at the Charlotte Invitational, taking eighth as the Hokies won the team title.

2012 Outdoor: Earned first team All-America honors with a fourth place finish in the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championship (3:44.47) … Ran 3:40.27 in the NCAA semifinal round … Set the school record in the 1500 meters at Stanford’s Payton Jordan Invitational (3:39.22) ... Bettered Gary Cobb’s record (3:39.35) that had stood since 1987 ... Set the Tech record in the mile at the Roanoke Twilight (3:58.91), thus becoming the first man in Tech history to go under four minutes outdoors ... Runner-up in the 1500 meters at the ACC Championship (3:41.50) ... Qualified for the NCAA Championship in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:46.31 at the NCAA East Prelims ... Won the 800 meters at NC State’s Wolfpack Last Chance with a season best and team leading 1:49.61 ... Finished fourth in the 5000 meters at the Raleigh Relays with a personal best 13:58.75 … Runner-up in the 1500 meters at the Colonial Relays (3:45.33), while anchoring the winning 4x800 meter relay (7:32.42).

2012 Indoor: Redshirted … Competed unattached in the mile at the VT Final Qualifier (4:09.73).

2011 Cross Country: Earned All-Region honors by finishing 19th in a career-best 10k of 30:43.3 at the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet … Finished 10th at the ACC Championship Meet in a career-best 8k of 23:45.0 to earn All-ACC honors for the first time in cross country … Ran 50th at the Indiana State Pre-National Invitational (25:11) … Named the ACC Men's Cross Country Co-Performer of the Week on Oct. 4 after leading Tech to the team title at the Charlotte Invite with a fourth place overall finish in the 8k (24:28.0) ... Named Academic All-ACC ... Earned team Coaches Award.

2011 Outdoor: Led the team in the 1,500 meters after his third-place finish at the ACC Championships (3:43.62) … Placed second in the event at the NCAA East Regionals (3:48.33), qualifying for the NCAA Championships where he finished 14th (3:49.45), earning second team All-America honors … Led the team in the 800 meters, setting a PR of 1:49.07 with a win at the Aggie Classic … Ran the third leg on the school record 4x800-meter relay at the Penn Relays (7:21.28) … Anchored the team-leading distance medley relay (9:46.70) … Set a season best in the 5,000 meters at the Sun Angel Classic (14:12.56) ... Competed at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 1,500-meter run and finished 13th ... Qualified for the 1,500m final at USA Championships with a career-best 3:40.43 ... Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and team Co-Most Valuable Performer.

2011 Indoor: Named All-American in the mile run, placing seventh in the finals (4:01.80) … Automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships in the mile run, setting the school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3:58.41) … Previously set the school record with a victory at the Virginia Tech Challenge (4:01.53) … Won his second consecutive indoor ACC title in the mile run (4:07.47) … Set a then-school record in the 3,000 meters in his first competition of the season at the Appalachian Invite (8:07.35) … Anchored team-leading distance medley relay at the Alex Wilson Invitational (9:40.95).

2010 Cross Country: Redshirted.

2010 Outdoor: Earned All-ACC honors in the 1,500-meters, placing second at 4:00.02, after winning the prelims at 3:51.12 … Placed second at the Georgia Tech Invite in the 1,500-meters, posting a season-best 3:42.17 … Won the 1,500-meter race at the Jessie Owens Classic (3:43.65) … Anchored the winning 4x800-meter Relay at the Colonial Relays (7:29.80) ... Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

2010 Indoor: Won an ACC title in the mile run, coming out in front during the finals (4:10.36) and the prelims (4:07.80) … Tech’s second-consecutive championship in the Mile, Hammond’s first … Placed first in the mile run a week prior at the VT Challenge, crossing the line at a season-best pace of 4:03.80 … Took the 3,000-meter run competition, posting a season-best 8:10.27.

2009 Cross Country: Placed 27th out of 243 runners at the Chile Pepper Invite with a career-best, 10,000-meter cross country time of 30:49.90 … Was the third Hokie across the line, and 62nd overall at the NCAA Southeast Regional … Earned 16th out of 94 runners at the VT Alumni Invite.

2009 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA East Regional meet in the 1,500-meters after running 3:47.12 at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Clocked a 3:52.22 in the event at the NCAA East Regional ... Placed fourth in the 1,500-meters at the Tar Heel Classic, earning a time of 3:49.92 ... Took fifth, clocking a 3:49.97, in the Colonial Relays’ 1,500-meter run.

2009 Indoor: Finished runner-up in the 1,000-meters at the VT Challenge, earning a time of 2:27.31 ... Took seventh in the 3,000-meters with a time of 8:22.65 at the Fred Hardy Invite.

2008 Cross Country: Ran at the NCAA Southeast Regional, placing 61st with a time of 32:27 in the 10,000-meter race … Posted a 15th-place finish, clocking a 24:54.3 at the ACC Championships … Clocked a season-best 30:52 in the 10k Chile Pepper Invite for 45th place out of 257 runners … Received Academic All-ACC honors.

High School: Was a Foot Locker Finalist in cross country as a senior ... All-State honoree in 2007 ... Named All-District and All-Region two times ... Holds prep bests of 4:16 in the 1,600-meters and 9:19 in the 3,200-meters ... Earned 10 letters in cross country and track and field combined ... Member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Nov. 7, 1989, in Houston, Texas ... Son of Tom and Marianna Hammond ... Has two brothers, Stephen and Brian ... Brother Stephen ran cross country and track for Western Carolina ... Attended Midlothian H.S. with women’s runner Sammy Dow ... Economics major.

Hammond's Collegiate XC Bests
8k: 23:45.0, ACC Championships, 2011
10k: 30:43.3, NCAA Regionals, 2011

Hammond's Collegiate Track & Field Bests
Indoor Outdoor
600m: 1:21.91 800m: 1:49.07
800m: 1:51.34 1500m: 3:39.22-SR
1000m: 2:27.31 Mile: 3:58.91-SR
Mile: 3:58.41-SR 3000m: 8:25.15
3000m: 8:07.35 5000m: 13:58.75