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  Matt Hammond
Matt Hammond

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Daytona Beach, Fla.

High School:
Spruce Creek

Height:
6-2

Event:
Free


2006-07: Earned new personal bests at the ACC Championships in the 50 free (20.77) and 100 free (45.93)... notched a pair of third place finishes against Florida in the 50 free (21.07) and 100 free (46.57)... member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2005-06: Recorded personal bests in the 50 free (21.25), 200 free (1:43.24) and 100 free (46.32) at the ACC Championships (Feb. 22-25)...scored points in the 50 free (21.70) at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20) by placing 16th...finished 19th in the 200 free (1:47.23) and 100 free (47.55)...member of ACC Honor Roll.

2004-05: Finished first campaign strong with good performances at the Georgia Fall Invitational (Dec. 3-5) and ACC Championships (Feb. 23-25)...Posted two of his career-best times in Athens, GA. Hit the wall in 21.40 during the 50 freestyle while his 47.07 in the 100 free was also a personal-best...Dropped more than two seconds off his best 200 freestyle time at the league meet, notching a 1:44.58. Also added times in the 50 freestyle (21.48) and 100 freestyle (47.18)...Collected five top-five finishes throughout the dual meet season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-time state finalist at the FHSAA meet, he had his best performance during his senior year...Capped off prep career by taking second in the 50 freestyle along with a fourth-place mark in the 100 freestyle...Member of Spruce Creek's 3A state championships 200 medley relay team, he earned All-Central Florida and All- Volusia/Flagler County honors from the Orlando Sentinel ...Team captain his final season, he also swam on the Hawks' third-place 400 freestyle relay...Earned a spot in the US Junior National meet during his junior year...Won the 100 freestyle at the district championships...Collected his first All-State award as a freshman, helping Spruce Creek to the team state championship...Coached by Steve Lochte for both Spruce Creek and the Daytona Beach Swimming.

PERSONAL: Born December 22, 1985...Undecided on major...Son of Myron and Diane Hammond.

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