E.C. Glass alum Peter Seufer repeated as ACC champion Friday morning with his 23:42 winning 8K time. That time is also his fastest 8K performance in two years. His past three finishes at the Atlantic Coast Conference XC meet have been 1st, 1st, and 7th as a sophomore.
He won this title by a margin of 39 seconds. His Hokie team finished 4th by a tie-breaker with the University of Virginia who also had 100 points. Syracuse won and Notre Dame was second. He also led the entire race splitting +3, +11, +32, and +39 seconds ahead of his competition at the mile splits.
Peter was also the indoor 3K ACC champion and finished 16th at NCAA XC Nationals last year in Wisconsin. He was the top athlete from a Virginia college or high school alum.
Peter is the perfect example of mastering your craft and looking at the longterm plan rather than the short term. Here is just a glimpse at his trajectory as an athlete.
2011: Doesn't Make Varsity Team or Regionals
2012: 50th at VHSL XC States
2013: 5th at VHSL XC States
2014: Wins 1st State Title (3200-Outdoors)
2014: Wins XC State Title (Class 4), Breaks 15, Goes To Foot Locker Nationals
2015: Wins 4 State Titles (Class 4) in Track
-- Graduated E.C. Glass & Signs w/ Virginia Tech --
2015: 34th at ACC XC Meet, 205th at Nationals
2017: 7th at ACC XC Meet, 45th at Nationals
2018: Wins ACC 10K Track Title, XC 8K Title, 16th at Nationals
2019: Wins ACC 3K Indoor Track Title, Repeats as ACC XC Champion