Hammond started her obstacle course racing career in 2018, rapidly moving up the elite ranks of the sport and placing second at the Spartan North American Championships. Prior to OCR, Hammond ran track and field mid distance. Hammond competed collegiately for Swarthmore College, where Hammond gained All America accolades in the 1500m, and then post-collegiately for IK Tjalve in Oslo, Norway, where Hammond spent two years conducting research for a Fulbright scholarship. Hammond is currently a fourth year at Harvard Medical School, and plans to specialize in Emergency Medicine. Hammond’s goal for 2019 is to optimize her training and explore her full potential as an international OCR contender.