Matthew Adams Athlete Profile

Matthew Adams

Matthew Adams
Position: Distance Height: 6-1 Weight: 160 Roster Years: 2002-2005 Hometown: Heber

Personal

Born January 1980 in Ogden, Utah ... parents are Mark and Jerilyn Adams ... served in Brazil Maceio Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... married to Jordan Adams ... majoring in accounting.

Before BYU

Lettered three times in cross country, four times in track and once in basketball at Wasatch HS ... high school athlete of the year in track and cross country from'96-98 ... state cross country champ in '96 and '97 ... won the state title in the 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m in '98 . . . 1997 All-American runner-up ... All-Western Region in 1997.

Stats

BEST MARKS: 5000m - 14:22, 1500m - 3:54.50, 1600m - 4:14.65, 3000m - 8:21.35, 3000m Steeplechase - 8:42.20.

2002 | Freshman Year

Redshirted the season.

2003 | Sophomore Year

Won the 3000m (8:32.22) at the Boise State Invitational ... placed fourth in the 3000m at the Olympic Oval Invitational with a time of 8:35.83 ... ran the mile in 4:14.65 to finish third at the Mountain State Games ... finished sixth in the 5000m (14:37.58) at the Nebraska Husker Invitational ... placed 19th in the 3000m (9:06.67) and fifth in the 5000m at the MWC Indoor Championships (14:45.74) ... ran in the Willie Williams Invitational to place sixth in the 1,500m (3:59.14) ... finished second in the 3000m (9:02.19) at the Stanford Invitational ... recorded a fourth place finish at the Mt. SAC Relays running the 3000m in 8:57.54 ... finished second in the 3000m Steeplechase (9:16.85) and seventh in the 5000m (15:17.09) at the MWC Championships ... finished third at the NCAA West Region meet and fifteenth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase.

2004 | Junior Year

Ran the 3000m in 8:35.23 at the Pac 10 Invite ... won the 1500m at the Mesa Track & Field Classic with a time of 3:54.50 ... took ninth in the 3000m steeplechase (8:46.89) and 14th in the 5000m with a time of 14:30.86 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... placed 10th in the steeplechase with a time of 8:42.20 at the Cardinal Invitational ... won the MWC outdoor title in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 8:59.62 ... captured third in the steeplechase with a time of 8:42.20 at the NCAA West Regional Championships ... took eighth at Nationals to earn an All-American honors in the steeplechase ... earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors.

2005 | Senior Year

Finished eighth in the mile with a time of 4:16.19 at the Boise Invitational ... ran the 3000m in 8:21.35 at the Washington Invitational ... placed fourth in the 3000m steeplechase at the MWC outdoor championships (9:21.60) ... ran the 3000m steeplechase in 9:29.66 at the NCAA regionals ... named Academic All-MWC and scholar athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center.