Dillon Hawley
Dillon Hawley


Nashville, N.C.

High School:
Nash Central

Dillon Hawley

2011: Did not participate in any meets.

2010: One of a trio of Pirates who ran in all seven meets despite battling through injury ... Paced East Carolina twice during the year, at the Panorama Farms Invitational and NCAA Southeast Regional ... Finished 30th or better five times during the season ... Started the campaign with the second-best 6,400-meter race in program history, 20:38, and 30th-place finish at the Covered Bridge Open ... Two weeks later, tied for ninth on the ECU all-time 5K list with a 15:42 time at the Wolfpack Invitational, good for 14th ... Finished second at the 8K ECU Pirate Invitational in 26:39 ... At the next meet, the Greater Louisville Classic, completed the 8K in 26:03.77, good for 211th place ... In another pair of 8K races, finished 29th at the Panorama Farms Invitational (25:14.02) and 25th at the Conference USA Championship (25:15) ... Closed the year with the 13th-best 10K in the ECU record book with a time of 32:32.88 at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

2009: Named the team's most valuable runner and top freshman after pacing the squad in all but the first meet of the season ... Turned in four top-10 finishes and placed in the top 20 at six of the seven meets ... Came in second on the squad and fourth overall at the Campbell Invitational with a time of 12:36.1 in the 4K ... Ran the fastest 5K in program history, 15:19.24, at the Seahawk Invitational, coming in fourth overall ... Led the team to the title at the ECU Pirate Invitational, placing second overall with a 25:49 time in the 8K ... Finished sixth of 125 in the 8K Great American Cross Country Festival, clocking out at 24:44 for the eighth-fastest mark in Pirate history and the first to break into the program's top-20 list since 2004 ... 25:48 time in the 8K at the Penn State Nationals put him 18th of 130 runners ... Finished 15th at the C-USA Championship, just one spot shy of earning all-league honors, with a time of 25:34.0 in the 8K ... At the NCAA Southeast Regional, placed 36th with a 10K time of 31:29.19, the fourth-best mark in program history.

High School: Three-time all-conference and all-region selection in cross country ... Named to the all-state outdoor track squad for three years ... Two-time all-state selection for indoor track ... As a senior, finished as the conference and regional champion in the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs for the outdoor squad and was the runner-up at the state outdoor track meet in the 3,200 meters ... All-state in cross country as a junior ... Finished in the top three at the 2009 North Carolina 2A state cross country meet ... Two-time qualifier for the Footlocker South Regional meet ... Captain of the cross country team last two years and of the outdoor track squad as a senior.

Personal: Academic major is undecided ... Son of Mark and Clarice Melvin ... National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society member.

Career-Best Times

Distance Time Race (Date)
5K 15:19.24 Seahawk Invitational (Sept. 11, 2009)
8K 24:44 Great America Cross Country Festival
(Oct. 2, 2009)
10K 31:29.19 NCAA Southeast Regional (Nov. 14, 2009)