Suzy Favor Hamilton
Birthday: 08/08/68 Mile PR: 4:22.93 - 1998
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:57.40 - 2000
High School: Stevens Point Area HS '86
Hometown: Stevens Point, WI
College: University of Wisconsin '91
Current Residence: Manhattan Beach, CA
Suzy Favor Hamilton, in 2022, the Wisconsin grad was one of 30 inductees into the inaugural class of USTFCCCA’s Collegiate Athlete Hall of Fame.
The three-time Olympian (1992, 1996, 2000) and seven-time USA champion, won three U.S. indoor Mile titles and four outdoor 1500 meter crowns. Suzy Favor won a record setting nine NCAA titles while competing at the University of Wisconsin, currently tied for the most women's individual titles in NCAA Division I history with Sally Kipyego. She also earned 14 All-American honors and won the Honda-Broderick Cup in 1990 as the top collegiate female athlete.
Over the course of her career, Suzy ran sub-4 minutes in the 1500 meters five times, and her 3:57.40 equals #5 American woman all-time for the metric Mile (only Shelby Houilhan, Shannon Rowbury, Mary Slaney and Jenny Simpson are faster).
In 1987, she set the U.S. Junior 1500 meter record with a time of 4:09.10 that stood until Mary Cain's 4:04.62 in 2013.
For Stevens Point Area High School, she won 9 individual state titles (5 track and 4 cross country) as well as two relay team titles.
Favor Hamilton is a mental health advocate, motivational speaker, life coach and artist.