|Prev. School||Rocky Ford HS|
Outdoor: placed 10th in 10,000 meter at RMAC Championship with time of 42:28.25. ... Outdoor best/10,000 meter-42:28.25, 5,000 meter-19:46.50, 1,500 meter-5:05.39.
2009-10: Cross-Country: Placed sixth at the Tom Strandt Memorial Run with a time of 25:12. ...Placed 31st at the RMAC Cross-Country Championship with a time of 25:01.
2008-09: Track: Finished seventh in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 42:50.57 at the RMAC Outdoor Championships, May 5. ... Ran the 5000-meter in a time of 19:59.52 at the RMAC Championships, Feb. 27. ... Took eighth in the 5000 (19:41.07) at the Jack Christiansen Invitational, April 24. ... Finished sixth in the 5000 (19:46.08) at the Spank Blasing Invitational, April 2. ... Finished seventh in the 3000-meter run with a time of 11:32.84 at the CSM Twilight Open, Feb. 20. ... Took seventh in the 5000 (20:03.62) at the Joe Davies' Open, Jan. 30. ... Finished eighth in the 3000 (11:28.77) at the Potts Indoor Invite, Jan. 23.
2008: Cross Country Placed 75th at Central Region NCAA Qualifier, time of 24:22.1. ... Placed 51st at RMAC Championship, time of 24:51.7.
2007-08: Cross Country: Placed 34th at the Lobo Invitational Sept. 8 with a time of 20:46 ... finished 27th at the Colorado College Invite Sept. 22 with a time of 25:16.97 ... placed 37th at the Fort Hays State Invitational Oct. 6 with a time of 20:27.43 ... finished 44th at the RMAC championships Oct. 20 with a time of 26:18.18 ... competed at Regionals on Nov. 3.
2006-07: Cross Country: Finished 34th at the Colorado College Invitational Sept. 23rd ... competed in the Rocky Mountain Shootout Sept. 30th.
2005-06: Track: Competed in the Joe Davies Invitational ... finished 14th in the 3000m at the Potts Invitational ... finished sixth in the 5000m at the Colorado College Invitational. Cross Country: Competed in the Wyoming Invitational ... Finished 66th at the Colorado College Cross Country Invitational.
Pre UCCS Notes:
Before UCCS: Was awarded Red and Gold Award at Rocky Ford HS ... qualified three times for state cross country and track meets ... was named outstanding cross country runner for women two years ... was awarded Rocky Ford HS Quarterback Award twice for outstanding cross country runner.
Personal: Majoring in Sociology and Criminal Law ... honored as a High School Hero by the Denver Broncos ... awarded Payne Citizenship Award ... enjoys running, mountain hiking, rafting, and water skiing ... has two brothers, Tory and Shane and one sister, Kyla ... parents are Clay and Donna Hammond.
Stories featuring Tavia Hammond
|May 10, 2010||Cardinale takes long jump crown on second day of RMAC championships||PUEBLO - There was a time, not very long ago, that believing that a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs field athlete could win a conference championship took a leap of faith.|
|April 24, 2010||Severe Wind Advisory in Effect||The wind was the story of the day at the Jack Christiansen Invitational, hosted by Colorado State University. It caused delays, issues and generally made circumstances miserable. It was a much different environment then the wind storm in Greeley three weeks ago. At least in Greeley some good competitive performances were possible. Today, in Fort Collins, was just all about competing well against the field.|
|November 7, 2009||UCCS men take 10th, women 16th at NCAA Division II Central regional||WAYNE, Neb - Despite a 10th-place overall finish, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was a part of history Saturday.|
|October 24, 2009||UCCS men, women each finish eighth at RMAC Cross Country Championships||The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Men's Cross-Country Team placed eighth in the team standing with a score of 201 at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross-Country Championship.|
|October 10, 2009||UCCS men take first, women second at Tom Strandt Memorial Run||DURANGO, Colo. - The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Menâ€™s Cross-Country team won the team competition at Tom Strandt Memorial Run on Saturday. The Mountain Lions finished with a team score of 25. Host, Fort Lewis was second with a team score of 36.|
|October 4, 2009||Payne Wins Rocky Mountain Shootout, Both Teams Take Fourth||BOULDER â€“ In her most recent competition, Shannon Payne was impressive in an NCAA Division I cross country meet. Saturday, she did herself one better.|
|September 19, 2009||Youthful Mountain Lions get first taste of full-length collegiate race||The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Cross-Country teams raced at the Woody Greeno Invitational at Pioneer Park in Lincoln, Nebraska.|
|September 4, 2009||Air Force women, Colorado Mines men take titles at Rust Buster Invitational||COLORADO SPRINGS - Nine women's and eight men's cross country teams gathered at Monument Valley Park Friday afternoon to do exactly what the name of the race implied - shed themselves of some offseason rust.|
|May 4, 2009||Freshman Duo Takes Second and Sixth in Decathlon at RMAC Track Championships||ALAMOSA - Entering the homestretch of the final event of the men's decathlon - the 1,500-meter run - a hint of a smile crossed Brian Hopkins' face.|
|April 26, 2009||UCCS 4X100 Team Sets New School Record with a Little Help from Friends||FORT COLLINS - Sometimes we have to get by with a little help from our friends.|
|April 18, 2009||Mountain Lions Compete at KU Relays||LAWRENCE, Kan. - The 10 Mountain Lions competing at the 82nd annual Kansas Relays Thursday were able to leave with several P.R.'s and season bests as every runner finished in the top 30 of every field in their respective events.|
|April 3, 2009||Mountain Lions Beat the Snow, Compete at Spank Blasing Meet in Pueblo||PUEBLO - The CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves broke in their new track while hosting their debut invitational at Friday's Spank Blasing Invitational. As seems typical of early outdoor track season, 25 mile per hour winds prevailed, making an already somewhat difficult day more difficult for the Mountain Lions.|
|February 27, 2009||UCCS Men, Women in Sixth After First Day of RMAC Indoor Championships||High jumper Steve Gomez started things off right for the Mountain Lions on the first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track championships.|
|February 20, 2009||Gomez Punches Ticket to Nationals at CSM Twilight Invitational||GOLDEN, CO - The Mines Twilight Invitational would have been more appropriately named the Mines Midnight Invitational.|
|January 31, 2009||UCCS Continues its Tuneup for RMAC Championships at Joe Davies Invite||GOLDEN, Colo. - Friday's Joe Davies Invitational proved to be the opportune time for the Mountain Lions to edit their record books and show that, come the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships in less than one month, they too will be a factor.|
|January 24, 2009||Freshmen Steal the Show as UCCSCompetes at CU-Potts Invitational||The younger members of the UCCS track team were the ones to steal the show at the CU-hosted Pott's Invitational.|
|November 8, 2008||Payne Wins Central Regional, Qualifies for Nationals||KEARNEY, Neb. â€“ Shannon Payne is headed to nationals, and sheâ€™s headed there as one of the favorites.|
|January 14, 2008||2008 Season Preview||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team has produced several All-Americans over the past 10 years. During that same period, however, the UCCS women have never finished higher than fifth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship meet and the men have finished either last or next to last every season.|
|November 3, 2007||Cross Country: Women Take 12th at Regionals||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team finished 12th at the NCAA Division II North Central Regional meet on Saturday at the Don Baker Cross Country Course in Vermillion, South Dakota.|
|October 20, 2007||Cross Country: Women Take Fifth, Men Sixth at RMAC Chmpionships||Behind a 19th-place finish by Jenna Dorsey-Spitz, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women finished in fifth place Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships.|
|October 6, 2007||Cross Country: Women Take Fifth, Men Ninth at Tiger Invitational||Jenna Dorsey-Spitz fought off illness to take fourth among scoring runners and lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team to a fifth-place finish at the Tiger Invitational.|
|September 22, 2007||Women's XC: Dorsey-Spitz Leads UCCS at Colorado College Invite||Jenna Dorsey-Spitz took fourth place among college runners to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team to a fifth-place finish at the Colorado College Invitational Saturday at Monument Valley Park.|
|September 8, 2007||Cross Country: UCCS Men, Women Each Grab Fourth in Season's First Meet||ALBUQUERQUE -- The Mark Misch era at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs began Saturday with both the men's and women's cross country teams earning fourth-place finishes at the Lobo Invitational.|
|September 6, 2007||Cross Country Season Preview||You've got a freshman-laden roster, a new coach and your best runner just had knee surgery. Sounds like the makings of a rebuilding year for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country team, doesn't it?|
|April 14, 2007||Women Finish Sixth at CC Invite||Jessica Hudson placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 24.06 seconds and gave the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions 10 points Saturday at the 12th annual Colorado College Invitational. Hudson's time is the third-best in school history.|
|March 17, 2007||Payne Leads UCCS Women in Boulder||Shannon Payne took second place in the 3,000-meter run Saturday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team at the Potts Invitational in Boulder.|
|February 24, 2007||Shepard Leads Mountain Lions in RMAC Indoor Championships||Sarah Shepard earned eight of the fourteen team points by finishing second in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10 minutes, 32 minutes, and 23 one-tenths of a second to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the final day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in Golden, Colorado.|
|January 27, 2007||Shepard Shines at Barrett Meet||Sarah Shepard had a second-place finish to lead six University of Colorado at Colorado Springs runners in the women's mile run Saturday at the Don Barrett Air Force Open at the US Air Force Academy.|
|September 30, 2006||Boulder Finish Shows UCCS Closing on Big Two||Led by three runners in the top 10, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took third place among non-Division I teams Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in Boulder.|
|September 23, 2006||UCCS Women Dominate at Colorado College Invitational||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women swept the first four places as the Mountain Lions scored a dominating win Saturday morning at the Colorado College Invitational.|