Hamm and Serafini turn in top 20 finishes to lead BC at the regional championship
AS A JUNIOR (2011-12) All-New England 4x800-meter relay...Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement. XC: Ran a 27:45 at the New England Championship...timed in at 27:57.56 in the Iona Meet of Champions (9/17)...opened the season with a 24:24 for 43rd overall at the Dartmouth Invitational (9/10). Indoor T&F: Part of the DMR that finished in 10:06.84 at the IC4A Championship (3/3-4)...ran a 1:57.98 in the opening round of the 800 at the ACC Championship (2/24)...doubled at the BU Valentine Invitational (2/10-11), running an indoor best 1:55.52 in the half mile and a 10:08.26 as part of the distance medley...posted a 1:56.60 at the BU Terrier Classic (1/27-28) and handled one leg of the 4x400 that ran 3:28.44...ran a 2:32.92 in the 1,000 at the BU Multi-Team Meet (1/19)...clocked at 2:00.14 in the Dartmouth Relays (1/8) half mile. Outdoor T&F: Earned the silver medal in the 4x800-meter relay with a 7:43.02 and established a personal record of 1:53.91 in the half mile at the New England Championship (5/10-12)...lowered 800 PR to 1:54.46 at the ACC Championship (4/20)...took eighth in the 800 (1:59.03) at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational (4/14)...ran a 1:55.05 half mile at the Princeton Sam Howell Invitational (4/6)...helped the 4x1500-meter relay take seventh place in 16:28.70 at the Raleigh Relays (3/30-31).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11) Won the New England 4x800-meter relay with a meet record of 7:36.52, the third fastest mark in school history...set school record in 4x1500 at the Raleigh Relays, running 16:19.27..received the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement...ACC Academic Honor Roll. XC: Scored fourth for the Eagles at the Mayor's Cup (10/24), coming in at 27:12 ... shattered his previous PR at the Princeton Invitational (10/16) with a time of 26:47.00 ... crossed the line in 27:37 to set a new PR at the New England Championship (10/9) ... ran 29:26 (8K) at the Williams College Invitational (9/25) ... turned out a 28:46 over 8K in the season-opening Boston College Invitational (9/11) Meet. Indoor T&F: Led BC in the half mile at the ACC Championship (2/25), running 1:55.77 to top his previous best by almost three seconds...ran the first 1,000-meter race of his career in 2:32.57 at the BU Valentine Invitational (2/12)...finished the 800-meter run in 1:58.50 at the Battle of Beantown (2/4)...ran a 4:43.09 mile at the BU Invitational (1/28)...placed 16th in the mile competition at the Jay Carisella Invitational (12/4) with a time of 4:33.15. Outdoor T&F: New England 4x800-meter relay champion...returned to handle the second leg of the winning 4x800-meter relay team (7:36.52) after running a 1:56.12 half mile time at the New England Championship (5/13-14)...recorded a personal best 3:59.83 in the 1500m, finishing in 4th place at the Skyhawk Invitational (4/29)... At the ACC Championships (4/21), finished with a time of 1:56.03 in the 800-meter run... Submitted times of 4:04.56 in the 1,500 meters and 1:57.77 in the half mile at the Princeton Sam Howell Invitational (4/1-2)...at the Raleigh Relays (3/25-26), took seventh as a member of the 4x800-meter relay in 7:46.25 and ran a 16:19.27 as part of the 4x1500-meter relay.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10) Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement...ACC Academic Honor Roll. XC: Ran the ACC Championship (10/31) course in 26:27.2 (8K) to finish in 94th overall. T&F: Did not compete in any meets for Boston College.
BEFORE BC Four-time captain of cross country and outdoor track programs at Catholic Memorial ... earned All-Conference honors twice in both cross country and track and field ... took second place in the Division-II Indoor Championship 1,000m race ... earned third place in the Division-II mile competition.
PERSONAL Born August 31, 1991 to Tony and Lisa Lakkis ... has two brothers, Abraham and Johnny ... currently majoring in biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.
1:55.52 - BU Valentine (2/10/12)
1:53.91 - New England (5/12/12)
2:32.57 - BU Valentine (2/11/11)
2:32.92 - BU Multi (1/19/12)
3:59.83 - Stonehill (4/29/11)
4:33.15 - NU Jay Carisella (12/4/10)
26:27.20 - ACC (10/31/09)
Top 3: 3
Top 5: 4
Top 10: 11
PRs at Catholic Memorial 1000m: 2:33.73 Mile: 4:28.7 Two Mile: 9:49.6