Born March 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia ... parents are Russ and Cindy McAdams ... served in the Thailand Bangkok Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2000 to 2003... majoring in microbiology . . . his father, Russ McAdams, placed third and fourth for the nation in Wrestling for BYU . . . sister, Christy McAdams scored the first 10.00 for BYU Gymnastics.
Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track at Brecksville -- Broadview Heights . . . was four-year MVP in cross country and two time MVP for track . . . served as team captain for three years in cross country . . . set the school record in the 5K with a time of 15:29 and in the 1600m at 4:15 . . . winner of the Pioneer Conference four years in a row . . . was cross country regional champion three times . . . Four-time state placer in cross country and track . . . placed fourth in the state his senior year with a time of 15:29 in cross country . . . placed second, third and fifth in the 1600m . . . as a freshman placed fifth in the 3200m with a time of 9:39 and second in the 4X800m with a split of 1:58 . . . transferred from Belmont University with a 3.6 GPA.
Transfer from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.
2003 | Sophomore Year
Finished eighth in the BYU Alumni Invitational in 20:49.5 . . . placed 21st in the BYU Autumn Classic in 20:54.9 . . . ran in the Roy Griak 8K Invitational placing 64th with a time of 25:25 . . . competed in the NCAA National Championships, placed 143rd in 31:30.4.
2004 | Junior Year
Finished 13th overall with a time of 21:10.5 at the BYU Alumni Invitational ... had a 12th place finish at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 20:44.2 ... placed 56th overall at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 24:44 ... placed 17th at the MWC Championships with a time of 25:51.
2005 | Senior Year
In his first race of the season he placed sixth with a time of 20:23.1 at the BYU Alumni Invitational ... placed fifth at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 20:37.5 ... had a time of 25:05.0 placing 37th at the Roy Griak Invitational ... ran in the Pre-National Blue Race with a time of 24:38.0 and a 55th place finish ... placed seventh at the MWC Championships with a time of 24:47.1 ... earned First Team All-MWC honors with his performance at the MWC Championships ... placed 24th at the NCAA Mt. Region meet with a time of 31:35.1 and earned Mt. Region honors ... finished the season with a time of 31:17.5 at the NCAA National Championship.