Hokies sign Pennsylvania's top mid-distance runner

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech track and field and cross country director Dave Cianelli announced Monday that Tyler Leeser has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Hokies for the 2018-19 season.

“Tyler has steadily improved over the last two year of high school,” head cross country and distance coach Ben Thomas said. “He seems hungry to get better and fits the mold of what we are looking for in terms of physical and mental talent. He’ll do well with us and I see him contributing in both track and cross country.”

A native of Milton, Pennsylvania, Leeser comes to Blacksburg following a runner-up finish at the PIAA State Championships in the 800 meters and fourth place in the 1,600-meter race. His personal bests are clocking a time of 1:55.11 minutes in the 800 and a 4:16.53 in the 1,600.

“I'm really excited about being a Hokie,” Leeser said. “Virginia Tech has amazing programs, both academically and athletically. The team felt like a family and I knew I wanted to be a part of it."

The Hokies will open their 2018 indoor season at the Nittany Lion Challenge from Jan. 12-13, held at Penn State’s campus in State College.

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