Twelve Hokies earn indoor track All-American honors

Peter Seufer and Sarah Edwards highlighted the selection Tuesday of 12 Virginia Tech track and field student-athletes as All-Americans by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Twelve Virginia Tech track and field student-athletes were recognized as All-Americas Tuesday by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

All individuals listed on the startlist at the 2020 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships qualified as All-Americas. A total of 671 honors were handed out to 119 different institutions.

Highlighted by Peter Seufer, the men’s team saw Patrick Forrest, Jack Joyce, Bashir Mosavel-Lo, Jacory Patterson and Diego Zarate earn All-American honors.

On the women’s side, Sarah Edwards led the All-American group of Rachel Baxter, Arlicia Bush, Lindsey Butler, Sara Freix, and Caitan Tate.

Seufer, a Lynchburg native, was one of only four men in the country to earn All-American honors in three events. He used personal best times of 7:48.28 in the 3,000 and 13.36.36 in the 5,000 to make his first NCAA Indoor appearance. The senior finished his collegiate career with seven All-American honors.

The back-to-back ACC champion in the women’s mile, Edwards earned honors in the distance medley relay and mile. The Bellingham, Mass., native now sits as a six-time All-American honoree. 

Baxter went into the NCAA championships with a record-breaking indoor season that saw her set the school record in the pole vault with a vault of 14 feet, 10.25 inches that was the second-best in the country. The junior from Orange, Calif., is now a four-time All-America.

The duo of Freix (3,000m, distance medley relay) and Mosavel-Lo (distance medley relay) made their second NCAA indoor appearance as they both earned All-American honors for the third time of their careers.

Zarate (mile) and Bush (distance medley relay) both collected All-American honors for the second time of their careers.

Butler (distance medley relay), Forrest (distance medley relay), Joyce (distance medley relay), Patterson (400) and Tate (400) earned All-America honors for the first time of their careers.

Since taking over the reigns as the director of track and field at Virginia Tech, Dave Cianelli has coached 101 All-Americas who have earned a total of 275 All-American honors.

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