Fitsum Seyoum

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  • Seyoum

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    Leesburg, Va.

Updated: May 19, 2018

2018 outdoor: Won a bronze medal at the ACC Outdoor Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a personal-best time of 8:49.26, earning first-team All-ACC honors ... Tallied a time of 8:59.28 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to place fourth at the National Relay Championships … Collected a personal-best time of 1:54.67 in the 800 meters at the Duke Invitational … Clocked a time of 3:57.08 in the 1,500 meters at the Tennessee Relays … Ran a personal-best time of 14:48.20 in the 5,000 meters at the Raleigh Relays.

2018 indoor: Tallied a time of 8:55.33 in the 3,000 meters at the ACC Championships to place seventh … Ran a personal-best time of 8:24.57 in the 3,000 meters at the Music City Challenge to finish 19th … Tallied a time of 8:28.66 in the 3,000 meters to place eighth at the Camel City Invitational … Clocked a time of 4:20.59 mile to finish ninth at the Keydet Invitational.

2017 outdoor: Ran the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the ACC Championships, placing seventh with a personal-best time of 9:11.74 ... Participated in the 800 at the Hokie Twilight meet, finishing 10th with a lifetime-best time of 1:56.37 ... Competed in the 1,500 on two different occassions, earning a personal best at the Virginia Grand Prix with a time of 3:53.90 ... Participated in the steeplechase at the Virginia Challenge, finishing with a time of 9:24.72 ... Recorded a personal best in the 5,000 at the Tennessee Relays, placing 22nd overall.

2017 indoor: Redshirted … Ran as an unattached athlete in the 3,000 meters at the Virginia Tech Challenge, recording a time of 8:47.59 … Competed unattached in the mile at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet, finishing third with a personal-best time of 4:16.88 ... Ran the mile at the Hokie Invitational and finished with a time of 4:21.99.

High school: Lettered twice at Tuscarora 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. … Majoring in university studies.

Seyoum's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

Mile - 4:16.88, Doc Hale VT Elite (2017)

3,000m - 8:24.57, Music City Challenge (2018)

italics = unattached

800m - 1:54.67, Duke Invitational (2018)

1,500m - 3:53.90, Virginia Grand Prix (2017)

5,000m - 14:48.20, Raleigh Relays (2018)

3,000 steeplechase - 8:49.26, ACC Outdoor Championships (2018)