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Amanda Beach

Amanda Beach - Women's Track & Field - Florida State Seminoles

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Melbourne, Fla.
high school
Melbourne Central Catholic

Top Times

Cross Country Indoor T&F Outdoor T&F
4k 13:47.0 3,000m 9:27.28 5,000m 16:09.70
5k 16:53.0 5,000m 16:31.29 10,0000m 33:40.08
6k 20:23.45


2021 XC All-South Region
2021 XC USTFCCCA All-Academic Team


Outdoor T&F: Finished 16th in the 5000m run (16:26.26) at the ACC Outdoor Championships…Clocked a personal best time of 16:09.70 in the 5000m run at the Virginia Challenge…Finished tenth in the 10000m with a time of 33:40.08 at the Raleigh Relays.

Cross Country: Competed at the NCAA Championships where she finished with a time of 20:48.6 in the 6k… earned All-Region honors at the NCAA South Regional meet with a personal best 6k time of 20:23.45 and an 18th place finish… recorded a 38th-place finish in the 6k at ACC Championships with a time of 21:14.1… earned a 52nd place finish at the FSU Pre-Nationals meet with a 6k time of 20:43.6… recorded a 42nd place finish in the 5k at the Joe Piane Invitational with a time of 16:57.0… placed ninth in the FSU Open 6k with a time of 21:04.1… finished third at the Covered Bridge Open in the 5k with a time of 17:19.64.

Indoor T&F: Competed in the 3000m and 5000m at the ACC Championships… won the 5000m with a personal best time of 16:31.29 at the Tyson Invitational… set a new personal best time of 9:27.28 with a sixth-place finish in the 3000m at the Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational.



Honors: 2021 All-ACC Academic Team (Cross Country), 2018 All-ACC Second Team (10,000m, Outdoor)

2020-21 T&F: Turned in an ACC Indoor career-best 13th place finish in the 5000m at the ACC Indoor Championships, with a PR time of 16:38.88 (2/25) … Finished 13th in the 10000m with a time of 35:01.77 at the Virginia Challenge (4/17) … Ran a time of 16:3836 in the 5000m to finish second at Duke Twilight (5/3) … Set personal bests in both the 5000m and 10,000m, recording times of 16:23.42 and 34:02.48 and finishing in 17th and 16th respectively at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/13 – 5/15) … Finished 32nd in the 10,000m with a time of 35:18.26 at the NCAA East Regional (5/27).

2020 XC: Competed in three meets during her senior campaign … opened the season with an eight-place finish at the Virginia Tech Invitational (9/25) … named the Duke Student-Athlete of the Week after taking first overall at the Panorama Farms Invitational (10/16) with a personal-best 5K time of 16:53.0 … ran her 6K in 20:49.6 for a 26th-place result at the ACC Championships (10/30)…Finished in 26th place in the 6K at the FSU Winter XC Classic (2/5) … Competed in her first NCAA Championships, finishing 216th with a time of 22:37.2 on the 6K course (3/15).

2019-20 T&F: Appeared in three meets during the indoor season … clocked a personal record of 10:07.99 in the 3000m at the Carolina Challenge (1/11), placing third in the competition … did not compete in any outdoor events due to the season being cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019 XC: Ran in three races during the 2019 fall campaign, finishing two … made her season debut at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational (9/20), where she placed 15th with a 6K time of 22:19.6.

2018-19 T&F: Competed in three meets and two events during the indoor season … recorded a personal best time of 10:17.65 in the 3000m at the Hokie Invitational (1/18) … finished a season-best second place at the Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational (2/8) in the 5K, running a time of 17:11.46 … participated in one meet for the outdoor season.

2018 XC: Opened the season in the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational (9/28), posting a 5K time of 17:50.93 as part of Duke’s fifth-place team finish … competed in four total meets and events … ran the 6K in the ACC Championships (10/26) and finished with a time of 21:40.5 … participated in the NCAA Division I Southeast Region Cross Country Championships (11/9), where she ran the 6K and finished with a time of 21:03.9 and placed 40th.

2017-18 T&F: Appeared in four meets during the 2018 outdoor season … finished 21st at the Raleigh Relays (3/30) with a personal-best 10,000-meter time of 34:53.12 … clocked a PR in the 5000m at the Penn Relays (4/26) … earned second-team All-ACC honors at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/10), where she finished sixth in the 10,000m with a time of 35:13.90 … competed in the 10,000m at the NCAA East Preliminaries.

2017 XC: Competed in six races during the fall of her freshman campaign, securing a top-two finish for the Blue Devils in each of the races she ran … earned a first-place overall finish in her collegiate debut at the Bull City Classic (9/1) with a 4K time of 13:47 … eclipsed a personal-best time in the Adidas XC Invitational (9/15) with a 5K mark of 17:07.3 to earn a fourth-place overall finish … posted a second-place finish at the Paul Short Invitational (9/29) with a 6K time of 20:35 … recorded a 6K time of 20:49.8 at the Pre Nationals (10/14) as the first Blue Devil to cross the finish line … notched a personal-best time in the ACC Championships (10/27) with a 6K time of 20:35.0 to help the Blue Devils finish seventh overall … posted a 6K time of 21:10.6 in the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (11/10).

Prior to Duke: Lettered all four years under Melissa Vandett at Melbourne Catholic Central High School in Melbourne, Florida … was a 2017 New Balance Track and Field Nationals All-American in the 5,000m, placing in sixth at the meet … also competed in the 5,000m at the 2016 edition of the New Balance Track and Field Nationals … earned Cross Country State Medals in both 2015 and 2016 and was District Champion both years … placed third in the 3,200m in both the 2016 and 2017 State Track and Field meet as well as medaling in the 1,600 in 2017 … two-time District Champion in both the 1,600m and the 3,200m … Valedictorian of her high school class … President of the Student Council for the 2016-17 school year … member of the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa Honor Society, and the Spanish Honor Society as well as Secretary of the Science National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Jeff Beach and Melissa Vandett … born February 20, 1999 … mother, Melissa, ran cross country and track & field at the University of Connecticut while coaching Amanda in high school.