Fitsum Seyoum

  • Fitsum
  • Seyoum

  • Class
  • High School/Other
  • Hometown
    Leesburg, Va.

Updated: October 31, 2017

2017: Came in 40th at the ACC Championships (8K) with a time of 24:21.3 - the best time of his career at this distance … Finished 18th in the Adidas Pre-National Invitational (8K - Black race) with a time of 24:41.0 … Was 60th at the Louisville Sports Commission Classic (8K) with a time of 24:42.65.

2016: Was 48th at the Greater Louisville Classic, running the course in a time of 25:23.50 … Ran unattached at the VT Alumni Invite and came in 13th overall with a time of 25:10.60 … Ran unattached at the Hokie Invite (6K) and was tied for eighth overall with a time of 18:53.40.

High school: Lettered twice at Tuscarora High in cross country under coach Troy Harry … Two-time team captain … Two-time MVP … A first-team All-Met selection in cross country by The Washington Post … Second-team All-South … Group 5A runner-up at the state cross country meet as a senior … Lettered three times in track at Tuscarora … A five-time all-state selection … A four-time regional champion … Won the Group 5A North Region crowns in the 800-meter run (1:56.28) and 1,600 (4:15.78) as a senior … Owns the school record in the 1,600 (4:14.23) and the 3,200 (9:10.12) … A first-team All-Met choice in track and field by The Washington Post.

Personal: Born July 23, 1997 in Ethiopia … Son of Mizan Gebru and Bereket Tekle … Has three siblings — Aradom, Selam and T.S. … Major is consumer studies.

Fitsum Seyoum's XC Career Bests

6K: 18:53.40, Hokie Invite (2016)

8K: 24:21.3, ACC Championships (2017)


italics = ran unattached