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Esther Seeland

Middle Distance
Graduate Student
State College, Pa.
Previous School
State College Area HS
High School
Esther Seeland - Cross Country - Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA East Preliminary Round

2023 Outdoor: 1500m
2023 Indoor: 800m

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2024 Outdoor
• Recorded a new personal-best of 4:11.91 for 1500m at the NCAA East preliminary
• Competed in the 800m at the ACC Outdoor Championships
• Member of Virginia’s 4x1500m and DMR teams at the Penn Relays
• Finished third in the 800m (2:03.72) at the Virginia Challenge
• Powered to fifth place in the Raleigh Relays 1500m, clocking in at 4:12.64
• Took home first place in the Virginia Opener 3000m with a personal best of 9:19.53
• All-ACC Academic Team
• ACC Academic Honor Roll
• CSC Academic All-District

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll
• Placed fifth in 1500m at Raleigh Relays
• Won the 800m at the Virginia Grand Prix with a time of 2:04.89
• Fourth in the 800m at the Virginia Challenge running 2:04.21
• Won bronze at the ACC Outdoor Championships in the 800 meters earning All-ACC honors
• Placed seventh in the 800m at the ACC Outdoor Championships
• Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary round

2023 Indoor
• Helped UVA to a school record DMR time clocking 10:55.94 while finishing fourth
• Won silver at the ACC Indoor Championships in the 800 meters
• Helped UVA to a runner-up finish in the DMR clocking 11:02.00 at the JDL DMR Invitational
• Ran 2:03:67 in the 800m at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational
• Placed third in the 800m at the Penn State National Open running 2:05.38

2022 Cross Country
• Competed at the NCAA Championships for UVA where the Cavaliers finished ninth (11/19/22)
• Placed 33rd at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship
• Powered UVA to a third-place finish at the ACC Cross Country Championships with a 39th-place individual finish (10/28/22)
• Recorded a PB 5k time of 17:04.5 at the Panorama Farms XC23 Invitational (10/15/22)
• Helped UVA to a win at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown with a fifth-place individual finish (9/23/22)
• Took seventh at the Virginia Invitational (9/16/22)
• Opened with a fourth-place finish at the Spider Alumni Open (9/3/22)

Division III Messiah (Track & Field)
• DIII Indoor National Champion in the 800m
• DIII Indoor All-American in the 3000m
• DIII Indoor Record in the 800m and 600m
• DIII Outdoor National Champion in the 800m
• DIII Outdoor National Champion in the 1500m
• Academic All-America Team Member of the Year
• Woman of the Year Conference Nominee for the MAC Conference

Division III Messiah (Soccer)
• Made 51 starts in 68 appearances over three seasons as a defender (2020 season canceled due to COVID-19)
• Tallied four goals and two assists for her career
• Helped lead Messiah to an NCAA Division III National Championship in 2019
• Winner of the NCAA Elite 90 Academic Award (Highest GPA of a competitor participating in the NCAA Championship final)
• Helped lead Messiah to three consecutive Middle Atlantic Commonwealth Conference titles

• 2018 Indoor and Outdoor 800m Pa State Champion
• School Records in the 400m (56.30) and 800m (2:08.36)

• Born in Cairns, Australia
• Daughter of Matt and Kathy Seeland
• Pursuing a master’s degree in Kinesiology