Amanda Eccleston began running in middle school and immediately fell in love with the mile. She went on to compete at Hillsdale College where she won three National Championships in the 800, 1500, and mile her senior year. With her 5th year of eligibility, she attended the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in Public Health: while there, she anchored the NCAA National Champion DMR team and was an All-American in the 1500 at the Outdoor Championships.
Amanda currently lives in Ann Arbor, MI with her husband Jordan and works part-time as a scientific editor for American Journal Experts.
Amanda’s personal bests are:
- 800: 2:02.14
- 1500: 4:03.25
- Mile: 4:26.62
- 3000: 8:59.63
- 5000: 15:44.14
Some of her top achievements include:
- 4th place at the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 1500
- 3rd place at the 2016 US Indoor National Championships in the 1500
- 9th fastest American woman in the Indoor Mile
- 6-time NCAA DII All-American/ 2-time NCAA DI All-American
- 4-time NCAA DI and DII National Champion
Amanda is not only an amazing, talented runner, but she is intuitive and reflects upon running as an amazing community in her life. From local road races up to the elite ranks, she loves the passion that running inspires in people and how everyone can strive to personally improve. Amanda hopes to pursue a career in coaching at some point in her life. She is excited to begin working as a volunteer assistant for the University of Michigan women’s track and cross country team this fall.