Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Peachtree City, Ga.
High School: McIntosh



  • Spring 2017 Dean’s List
  • Fall 2016 Dean’s List
  • Spring 2016 President’s List
  • Fall 2015 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
  • Spring 2015 Dean’s List
  • Fall 2014 Dean’s List

2017 Cross Country

Ran a personal best of 23:12.2 in the 6k at the NCAA Division I South Region Cross Country Championships… Ran a 19:21.8 in the 5k at the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championships…

2017 Outdoor

Recorded her personal best in the 1500m (5:23:02) at the JSU Gamecock Quad Invite… Earned a personal best and placed fourth in the 10,000m (41:11:17) at the Emory Classic.

2017 Indoor

Hamilt ran her best Mile (5:40:68) at the Emory Crossplex Invitational… Finished with a personal best in the 3000m (10:59:03) at Samford Two Day Open Indoor…Recorded her personal best in the 5000m (18:44:02) at Samford Two Day Open Door…Finished fifth in the 5000m at the University of South Alabama Invitational.

2016 Cross Country

Earned a top-25 finish at the Front Runner Invite, running the 5k in 19:33.41… Ran a 19:58 5k to place 37th at the Sun Belt Championships… Finished 38th at the JSU Struts Invitational... Ran the 6k in 23:59.2 at the NCAA South Regional.

2016 Outdoor

Ran 3,000m at Western Carolina and clocked 11:20.54.Placed fifth in the Trojan Invite 5k (20:08.2)...Finished fourth in the 3000m (11:20.54) at the 2016 Western Carolina University T&F Invitational… Recorded a personal best in the 5000m at Georgia Tech Invitational finishing 36th with a time of 19:24.81

2016 Indoor

Placed second in the 5000m (19:48.56) at the UAB Green and Gold Invite… Earned a time of 19:49.97 in the 5000m at ETSU Invitational… Won the distance medley relay with time of 13:23.32 at BSC Panther Indoor Icebreaker.

2015 Cross Country

Did not compete.

2015 Outdoor

Ran the 5,000m event twice...Clocked 19:24.81 at Georgia Tech to place 36th...Timed in 19:34.53 at Yellow Jacket Invitational to finish 25th.

2015 Indoor

Competed in 3,000m and 5,000m runs...Ran 19:48.56 in 5,000m at UAB Green and Gold Invitational to place second...Logged a 19:49.97 at ETSU Buccaneer Invitational to finish 13th...Ran 3,000m  at Samford in 11:15.40 to finish 36th...Started season in December with 5:47.91 mile to place 15th at Birmingham Southern.

2014 Cross Country

Ran in five meets during freshman season...Best finish was 16th at JSU Foothills with a time of 19:53.78 in 5k...Opened season with 49th place finish at Western Carolina Invitational...Was 164th of 292 runners in Alabama Crimson Classic...Clocked 19:53.40 to finish 62nd at Sun Belt Conference championship...Ran in NCAA South Region 6k event with time of 23:49.5.


Competed in cross country and track and field in metro Atlanta at McIntosh High School...A top-20 finisher in the state cross country meet...Clocked best 5k time of 18:48...Specialized in the 3,200m run and the 1,600m run during track season...Was fourth in the state in the 3,200m in 11:33.69, as well as region runner-up finisher...Clocked a best in the 1,600m run of 5:33.26...Team of coach Charles Buckle was fourth in state Class AAAAA cross country meet in 2012 and 2010...Like many local runners, has enjoyed several July 4th Peachtree road races, clocking a 44:09 in the sea of runners in 2014...Has a best 10k time of 39:27...Honor roll student all four years, graduating with honors...In Beta Club and Spanish Honor Society...Played viola throughout middle and high school.


Born June 14, 1995, Melanie Brooke Hamilt is native Atlantan, the daughter of Amy Hamilt...Plans to major in exercise science...Earned academic recognition all four semesters in college.

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