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Adams cracks record books in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Senior captain Sean Adams ran the 400 meters in 47.15 seconds to claim the No. 7 spot on the BYU indoor all-time list at the New Mexico Collegiate Track and Field Classic on Saturday.

BYU coach Ed Eyestone was particularly impressed because of the difficult lane position Adams drew for the race.

“Sean ran from lane six, which isn’t an easy spot to run a good 400 meters from,” Eyestone said.

The Cougars’ coach is seeing steady progress on his team from week to week.

“I think it was a good meet for us,” Eyestone said. “I certainly think we’re getting more comfortable with competing as the season progresses, but I don’t think we’re getting complacent. Comfort comes and really good performances come as a result. We had a number of people step up and do quite well.”

A number of other athletes performed well over the weekend.

Senior Jesse White ran 21.49 in the 200 meters. His time puts him at No. 11 on the BYU indoor all-time list.

Sophomore Tatenda Tsumba ran the 200 meters in 21.27, which is his second BYU indoor top-10 cracking performance of 2016. He also ran the opening leg of the 4x400 meters for the first time in a fourth place finish for the Cougars.

Sophomore Jameson Shirley had his best meet of the season by clearing 16’11.5” in the pole vault.

Senior Zachary Stetler had a solid weekend in the shotput with a throw of 58’4”.

For complete results, visit the BYU men’s track and field schedule page.

Next up for men’s track and field is a trip to Ames, Iowa for the Iowa State Classic on Feb. 12-13.