Majority to Baton Rouge, select squad to California
The squad scored 161 team points; five titles
Southern Illinois will host the meet this weekend
Orange and Blue finish highest since 2000 season
Pole vault crew score 16.50 points on Friday
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Kicked off the season at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge where he placed seventh in both th 110m hurdles and the long jump with respective marks of 15.66 and 22-0 3/4 (6.72m)... Finished in 11th place overall in the Big Ten Championship decathlon wherein he recorded three top-five finishes in events... Placed third in the 400m with a mark of 49.83... Beat his previous year's personal best in the javelin throw by 17.09m for a new personal best at the mark of 160-6 (48.94m).
Indoor: Boasted a first place finish in the Illini Classic's heptathlon with an overall score of 5,070... Took first in three of the seven events in the Illini Classic's heptathlon including the 60m dash (7.00), the 1,000m (3:04.17), and pole vault (4.00m). Finished sixth overall in the Big Ten's heptathlon with a final score of 5,433... Improved his marks in five of the seven events from the prior Illini Classic's heptathlon to the more recent Big Ten's heptathlon.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Set the 17-year old school record in the decathlon at the Big Ten Championships, scoring 7,150 points ... Recorded personal-records in the javelin, discus, pole vault and the 1,500m ... Also competed in the decathlon at the EIU Big Blue Classic.
Indoor: Participated in the heptathlon ... Had a record setting performance at the Big Ten Championships finishing with 5,099 points ... Also participated in the 60m hurdles, 200m, pole vault, long jump, high jump and shot put outside of the heptathlon ... Ran his season best in the 60m hurdles at the Illini Open with a time of 8.69 ... Recorded a 22.86 in the 200m at the Mark Colligan Memorial ... Jumped 13-3 (4.05m) at the Illini Open in the pole vault and 20 feet (6.10m) in the long jump at the Illini Open ... Threw a season best 37-7 (11.46m) in the Illini Open ... Participated in four meets.
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not participate.
2010 Illinois state qualifier in the 200m and 400m ... Owns personal-best times of 22.54 in the 200m and 50.10 in the 400m ... Four-time all-conference selection ... Earned all-state honors three times during the indoor season and once during the outdoor campaign.
Full name is Corey Robert Hammon ... Born Aug. 15, 1991 ... Parents are Jeff and Yvonne Hammon ... Has a sister, Mindy and a brother, Brady ... Hobbies include hunting, fishing, scuba diving ... Biggest thrill in sports is the start of the gun ... Majoring in business.
Hammon's Personal Bests
200m - 22.16 - John McDonnell Invitational (4/20/12)
Decathlon: 7,150 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
100m (dec.) - 10.96 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
400m (dec.) - 48.52 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
1,500m (dec.) - 4:52.85 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
110m H (dec.) - 15.21 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
High Jump (dec.) - 6-6 1/4 (1.99m) - Big Ten Championships (5/11/12)
Long Jump (dec.) - 22-4 1/2 (6.82m) - Big Ten Championships (5/10/13)
Javelin (dec.) - 160-6 (48.94m) - Big Ten Championships (5/10/13)
60m Hurdles: 8.69 - Illini Open (1/14/12)
200m: 22.86 - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)
Pole Vault: 13-3 (4.05m) - Illini Open (1/14/12)
Long Jump: 20 (6.10m)- Illini Open (1/14/12)
High Jump: 6-4 ¼ (1.94m) - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)
Shot Put: 37-7 (11.46m) - Illini Open (1/14/12)
Heptathlon: 5,433 pts. - Big Ten Championships (2/23/13)
60m (hept.): 7.14
1000m (hept.): 2:54.31
60m H (hept.): 8.50
High Jump (hept.): 6-4 1/4 (1.94m)
Pole Vault (hept.): 14-11 (4.55m)
Long Jump (hept.): 22-10 3/4 (6.98m)
Shot Put (hept.): 43-8 (13.31m)
Updated November 2013