Birthday: 06/18/90 Mile PR: 4:20.6 (road) - 2016
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:03.25 - 2016
High School: Tecumseh HS (MI) '08
Hometown: Adrian, MI
College: Hillsdale College '12 / University of Michigan
Current Residence: Ann Arbor, MI
Personal Website: amandaecclestonruns.com
Amanda Eccleston won the 2021 HOKA Festival of Miles race in St. Louis, breaking the beam in 4:30.06, a meet record and world leading outdoor time.
In 2019, she won the HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile in 4:32.58, her third race title (also 2015-16).
After returning from injury in 2018, Amanda secured the MInnesota Mile title, clocking 4:47, and in 2017, she won Sir Walter Miler in Raleigh, NC, beating fellow American Stephanie Garcia, 4:31.72 to 4:31.87.
In 2016, Eccleston finished 4th at the U.S. Olympic Trials 1500 meters, just missing a Team USA Rio Olympics berth by .03 to Brenda Martinez, 4:06.16 to 4:06.19. In August, Eccleston defended her HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile title, breaking the beam in a race record 4:26.87, her fourth sub-4:30 of the year! Also earlier in the year, she had an impressivee third place finish at the indoor Wanamaker Mile, part of the 109th Millrose Games, clocking a then personal record 4:26.63 to become the 9th fastest American woman in the indoor Mile all-time to-date.
She competed for the University of Michigan for one year after transfering from Division II school Hillsdale College. Post-collegiately Eccleston, who was a two-time All-American at Michigan, made her first national final finishing 10th in the 1500m at 2014 USA Outdoor Championships.
In 2015, Amanda broke 4:30 for the Mile (the 59th U.S. woman to do so) twice including a 4:29.99 win at the inaugural HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile.
FUN FACT: At Hillsdale College, she graduated magna cum laude with honors in biology, before her transfer to Michigan in 2012, where she earned her Master's Degree in Public Health & Epidemiology.