Fitsum Seyoum

  • Fitsum
  • Seyoum

  • Event
    Distance
  • Class
    Sophomore
  • High School/Other
    Tuscarora
  • Hometown
    Leesburg, Va.

Updated: May 31, 2017

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.

Syoum's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

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

3,000m - 8:47.59, VT Challenge (2017)

italics = unattached

800m - 1:56.37, Hokie Twilight (2017)

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

5,000m - 14:51.33, Tennessee Relays (2017)

3,000 steeplechase - 9:11.74, ACC Championships (2017)