Ama-Selina Tchume

  • Ama-Selina
  • Tchume

  • Event
    Sprints
  • Class
    Senior
  • High School/Other
    Wakefield
  • Hometown
    Raleigh, N.C.

Updated: June 12, 2017

2017 outdoor: Earned a top-20 finish as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team at the NCAA Championships ... Also was a member of the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Clocked a season-best time of 44.60 seconds in the 4x100 quarterfinals - just two spots shy of a ticket to Eugene, placing 14th overall ... Also was a part of the first 4x4 team in school history to advance to the NCAA Championships with an 11th-place finish in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA East Regionals ... Competed in the 200-meter dash at the ACC Championships ... Was a member of the 4x100 (44.63) and 4x400 (3:32.57) relays at the league championship, placing third and second, respectively, to collect second-team All-ACC honors in both events ... Also was a member of the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams that advanced to the Championship of America Invitational at the Penn Relays for the first time in school history ... Placed first in the 400 at the Hokie Twilight, finishing with a personal-best time of 55.47 seconds ... Recorded top-10 finishes in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes at the War Eagle Invitational, finishing the 200 in 23.82 seconds for a career-best mark ... Earned top-15 finishes in both the 200- and 400-meter events at the Weems Baskin Invitational to start the season.

2017 indoor: Ran in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes at the ACC Championships, earning a top-16 finish in the 200 with a time of 24.14 … Also was a member of the school-record breaking 4x400 relay team, placing fourth at the ACC Championships with a time of 3:37.42 … Competed in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes at the Virginia Tech Challenge, earning career bests in both events ... Collected a second-place finish as a member of the 4x4 relay team at the Music City Challenge ... Was second in the 400 at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet ... Came in ninth in the 300 at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a personal-best time of 39.58 seconds.

2016 outdoor: Ran the 200 and 4x400 at the ACC Championships … Set a personal record in the 200 and 400 meters at the War Eagle Invite, finishing in 23.86 seconds and 56.01 second, respectively … Won the Charlotte Invite in the 200 meters … Was a member of the winning 4x100 relay at the Charlotte Invite … Was a member of the second place 4x400 relay at the Hurricane Invite.

2016 indoor: Competed in the ACC Championships in the 60- and 200-meter events … Ran a personal best in the 60-meter dash at the Virginia Tech Challenge in 7.75 seconds … Placed fourth at the Virginia Tech Challenge in the 200 with a season-best time of 24.69 … Placed seventh at the Bob Pollock Invitational in the 60 meters and 200 meters.

2015 outdoor: Recorded a career best 100-meter dash time of 12.38 at the Florida Relays ... Posted a personal- and team-best time in the 200-meter dash with a mark of 24.80 at the ACC Championships ...Participated in the 400-meter dash on one occasion, finishing in 58.98 at the Hurricane Invite ... Competed in both the 4x100-meter and the 4x400-meter relays at two meets, including the ACC Championships.

2015 indoor: Set her personal best at the Virginia Tech Invitational, posting a 60-meter dash time of 7.93.

High school: Was awarded two varsity letters each from Southeast Raleigh and Wakefield … 300m 4A indoor state champion and MVP … New Balance Nationals 60-meter semifinalist … Eight-time nominee for the New Balance National All-American Team … 200-meter All-American for Junior Striders Club Team under Vernia Wilson.

Personal: Born Nov. 4, 1995 … Daughter of Patricia and Fritz Malcolm … Has one sibling, Anini … Relative Jovanee Jarrett was a World Championship participant in the long jump from 2009-11 … Majoring in residential environments and design.

Tchume's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

60m - 7.75, VT Challenge (2016)

200m - 24.08, VT Challenge (2017)

300m - 39.58, VT Invitational (2017)

400m - 54.86, VT Challenge (2017)

100m - 12.38, Florida Relays (2015)

200m - 23.82, War Eagle Invitational (2017)

400m - 55.47, Hokie Twilight (2017)