Amanda Eccleston | Women’s Elite Mile
Amanda Eccleston’s coming out party unofficially started at the 2015 Sir Walter Miler, where she finished second in 4:29.06, becoming the 59th American to break the 4:30 barrier. She then went on to win the Hoka Long Island Mile, and then recently finished a VERY, VERY close 4th at the Olympic Trials 1500 meter final. We’re excited to see what she can do this year!
5 Things About Me: Amanda Eccleston
- I’ve lived in Michigan since I was 4 years old, and have gone to both undergrad (Hillsdale College) and grad school (University of Michigan) in this great state.
- I played the French Horn for 6 years.
- I make a mean chocolate chip cookie. This is probably my best skill behind running.
- I’m about to publish my first research paper, which is on vaccine timeliness in Michigan children (my graduate degree was in Public Health).
- My favorite time to run is the fall. I love the changing colors and crunching leaves on the road.
North Carolina Connection?
I lived in Kill Devil Hills, NC one summer during college and did most of my runs at 5am on the beach.