Chris Hamilton
Chris Hamilton
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: Folsom, Calif.
High School: Folsom HS
Previous College: American River College
Position: Throws

UC Santa Barbara
Big West All-Conference
After joining the Gauchos in the 2010 season, Hamilton set a personal best in the hammer throw with a mark of 179'9" to take seventh at the Cal/Nevada Meet...Placed second at the hammer throw at the Cal Poly Invitational with a toss of 174'8".

American River College
Attended for two years and posted marks of 169'1" (51.54m) in the hammer and 155'10" (47.49m) in the discus.

High School
Competed in the Pelta League and posted marks of 136'0" in the discus and 39'0" in the shot put.

Hamilton is majoring in communication with a minor in exercise and sports science...Hopes to coach at a Div. I college program someday, and open his own training facility...Enjoys working on cars, a hobby he has practiced since age 12...Also interested in amateur film making...Volunteers at his local middle school by coaching the young shot putters...Says working hard enough and progressing far enough to become a part of the UCSB track team is his most memorable athletic achievement so far.

Collegiate Career Bests
Hammer - 179-9 
(Cal/Nevada Meet, 3/28/2010)
Discus - 155-10 (47.49m)