Best Time: 8K: 25:41.0 (9/30/05); 10K: 32:44.2 (11/12/05).
2005: Finished third at the Great American Legends (9/9) with a 26:24.83; ran a 26:11 at the Indiana Intercollegiates (9/16), placing 22nd of 224; posted a personal-best of 25:41, his first sub-26:00 race, at the Notre Dame Invitational (9/30).
2004: Broke the 27:00 mark for the first time at the Notre Dame Invitational, setting a personal-best at 26:08.0; ran a 26:30.0 at the Pre-National meet (10/16).
Big Ten Championships: 2005 - 26:36.88 (66); 2004 - 27:11.0 (78).
High School: Earned four letters in cross country at Elyria High School; was an all-conference honoree as a sophomore, junior and senior, as well earning all-state accolades as a junior and senior.
Personal: Eric Peter Hammond was born on April 22, 1986, in Elyria, Ohio; is the son of John and Paula Hammond.