Sandy Seale Hamm
SANDY SEALE HAMM
Track and Cross Country, 1981-85
Inducted February 15, 2003
Sandy Seale was an outstanding distance runner who joined the SMS cross country and track and field programs as women’s athletics was moving into the NCAA Division I ranks in all sports after earlier competition in the AIAW. Running for the Bears of track and cross country coach Jeff Berryessa, Seale still has the second-fastest 5K time in SMS cross country history, from a clocking of 17:36 minutes at the Ozark Invitational (later changed to the SMS Distance Classic). Seale, a native of Imperial, Mo., began her SMS career in 1981 as she helped the women’s cross country team to a Missouri AIAW Championship with a sixth place individual finish. She was fifth at the Region 6 Championship and helped the Bears to a second place team finish. In her next two cross country seasons, Seale helped guide the Bears to a pair of third place finishes in the Gateway conference. In track and field, she was on the relay team that holds the school record in the two mile relay with a time of 9:43.9. She was a four-year member of both the cross country and track and field teams.