First-Year Sensation Hamill Earns All-American Honors at NCAA Championships

March 8, 2002 

OXFORD, OH - Amherst College first-year sensation Carter Hamill (Richmond, VA) earned All-American honors and won the 5,000-meter race in a scorching 17:11.93 at the NCAA Championships at Ohio Northern University on Friday evening. The win capped a stellar rookie campaign for Hamill, who shattered previous school records in the 1,500-meter, 3,000-meter, and 5,000-meter events earlier this season. Hamill also combined with Amherst juniors Kate Hamill (New York, NY), Laurel Kilgour (Clifton Park, NY) and recent NESCAC All-Academic selection senior Rebecca Woo (Manchester, NH) to set a school record in the 4x800-meter relay. 

Before heading to Ohio, the rookie became the first Jeff woman to win an Open New England Championship event, when she notched a first-place finish in the 3,000-meter race at Tufts University on February 23rd. Hamill also earned All-American honors on the cross-country team in November, en route to the squad's seventh-place finish at the NCAA National Championships. 

Full results of Hamill's race can be viewed at http://onusports.com/NCAATrack/index.html.