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Player Bio: Dionne Hamilton :: Women's Outdoor Track  

  Dionne Hamilton
Dionne Hamilton
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hampton, Va.

High School:
Bethel

Height:
5-4

Event:
400, 800 Hurdles

Birthdate:
01/08/1981

As a Junior: Indoor Season-- ECAC qualifier in the 400 ... ran team's second fastest time and a career best in the 400 (57.23) at the Meyo Invitational ... took first place in the Delaware Invitational in the 400, and also finished fourth in the 200 ... competed in the 400 at the ACC Championships ... Outdoor Season--Split time between the 400 meters and the 400-meter hurdles ... placed sixth with a season-best time in the 400 hurdles at the ACC Championships (1:03.12) and also ran on the 4x400-meter relay team that claimed third place ... finished third in the 400 hurdles at the Maryland Invitational and the Mason Invitational.

As a Sophomore: Ran on the 4x400 team that placed fifth at ECAC Outdoor Championships with a time 3:45.88 … finished in the top third at the Alabama Relays in the 400 with a time of 57.83 … won the 500 at the George Mason Invitational with a time of 1:17.15 … placed third at the Bucknell Invitational in the 500 … ran best 400 time of the indoor season at the ACC Championships with a time of 58.11.

As a Freshman: Earned varsity letters in both indoor and outdoor track … career-best time in the indoor 400 of 58.78 at the Delaware Invitational … career-best time of 1:15.93 in the 500 meter run at the Rhode Island Indoor Invitational … a member of the ACC championship and school record 4x400 indoor relay team … earned her first career outdoor victory at the Terrapin Invitational in the 400 meter run in a time of 58.73 … her career-best time in the 400 outdoor (57.65) came with a fourth place finish in the Maryland Invitational … a second place finish in the 400 outdoor (58.59) at the VCU Ram Invitational … 400 at the ACC outdoor championships (58.26) … ran the 200 meters at the VCU Ram Outdoor Invitational (26.48, fifth place) and the 800 meters at the Alabama Relays (2:20.71, 44th place).

Before Maryland: Graduated from Bethel High School in 1999 … earned four varsity letters in track and field and three in cross country … high school All-American as a senior in 1999 … ranked fifth in the nation in the 500 meter run as a senior … helped lead Bethel to three state track and field championships … a member of three nationally ranked relay teams … a member of the state-record holding 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams … ran on three state champion relay teams in 1999 … helped the 4x400 relay teams to second place finishes at both the 1999 Penn Relay Carnival and the 1999 Foot Locker Track Championships … team captain as a senior.

Personal: Born Jan. 8, 1981 … Dionne is the daughter of Sammy and Benjamin Hamilton … twin sister, Devenn, is also a member of the Terps' track and field team.

Career Bests
400 indoor 57.23 Meyo Invitational, 2002
400 outdoor 57.34 Alabama Relays, 2000
500 indoor1:15.93 Rhode Island Invitational, 2000
400 hurdles outdoor 1:03.19 ACC Championships, 2002


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