Track and Field
PRs: 100mH 12.63 (2001)
Born: July 8, 1978 in Tomball, Texas
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
High School: Tomball HS (Texas) '96
College: Houston '00
Coach: Todd Henson
Agent: Milton Mallard
Career Highlights: 2001 USA Outdoor & Indoor LJ champion; 2001 U.S. 100m hurdles runner-up; 2000 NCAA outdoor LJ champion; 5th at 2001 World Championships in 100mH; 6th at 2003 World Outdoors; 11-time NCAA All-American
Adams has been among the country’s top hurdlers since 2001 and is a two-time World Outdoor finalist in the 110h. She was the hottest hurdler on the European circuit in 2001, winning five IAAF Grand Prix meets …was consistent in 2002…Adams graduated from UH in December ’00 with a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications and a minor in advertising…her honors include UH Athlete of the Year in ‘98, ‘00 and ’01…Women’s Indoor Track and Field MVP in ‘98, ‘00 and ‘01…Women’s Outdoor Track and Field MVP in ‘98, ‘99 and ‘00…named Freshman of the Year at Conference USA’s indoor and outdoor championships…she sat out during the ’99 indoor season with an injured heel…member of the honor roll at UH for three years…high school state champion in 100 and 300m hurdles at Tomball High…set class 5A record in 300 hurdles…at the end of the 2002 season Adams moved from Houston and the coaching of Tom and Kyle Tellez to Champaign, Illinois to be trained by the University of Illinois’ women’s head coach Gary Winckler…earned All-American honors as a cheerleader during prep career…appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno on May 14, 2003…in the Olympic year, Adams took up her free time by restoring her kitchen and learning to play the harmonica…Adams’ inspiration to play the harmonica comes from the fact that her track hero, Babe Didriksen, also played the instrument.
2008: 13th at Olympic Trials preliminaries in LJ (6.26m/20-06.50)...3rd in LJ at adidas Track Classic (6.39m/20-11.75)…1st at Houston Invit. (13.15)…1st in LJ at Mt SAC Relays (6.65m/21-10).
2007: 6th at USA Outdoors (12.96)...4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (12.82)...8th at adidas Track Classic (12.80)...1st at Walnut (12.75w)...6th at Pan Am Games (13.15)…ranked #5 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 12.80.
2006: 4th at USA Outdoors (12.75)…2nd at adidas Track Classic (12.66w)…4th at Athens (12.83w)…3rd at Rethymno (12.66)…6th at Lausanne (12.69)…7th at Brussels (12.78)…ranked # 9 in the world (# 5 U.S.) by T&FN…best of 12.66.
2005: 7th at USA Outdoors (13.12)…4th at Rethymno (12.89)…3rd at Karlstadt (12.88w)…best of 12.89.
2004: 5th at Olympic Trials (12.74)...3rd in 100mH at Nike Prefontaine Classic (12.69)1st at adidas Oregon in 100mH (12.66)1st in 100mH at Stanford (12.67)...1st at Houston in 100mH (12.72w)...4th at USA Indoors 60mH (8.07i)...4th at USA Indoors LJ (6.28m/20-7.25i)...3rd in 60mH at Tyson Foods Invitational (7.97i)...1st in LJ at Manhattan (6.46/21-2.5)...ranked #6 in the world (#3 U.S.) by T&FN...best of 12.66.
2003: 6th at World Outdoor Champs 100mH (12.77)3rd at USA Outdoors (12.68)3rd at USA Outdoors LJ (6.45m/21-2) & 100mH (12.68)... 4th in 60mH at USA Indoors (7.97i)1st at adidas Boston Indoor Games 60mH (8.04)6th at Verizon Millrose Games (8.07)1st in 60mH at Champaign (8.08i)3rd at Tyson Foods Invitational (7.95i) 4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (12.96)2nd at Oracle U.S. Open (12.73)4th in race A at Lausanne (12.67)4th at IAAF World Athletics Final (12.78) ranked #6 in the world (#3 U.S.) at 100mH, and ranked #4 in the U.S. at LJ by T&FN...bests of 7.95 (60mH), 12.67 (110mH) & 6.45m/21-2 (LJ).
2002: 3rd at U.S. Outdoors (12.85)3rd at Oracle U.S. Open (12.99)4th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (12.71w)2nd at Linz GP (12.85) 4th at Stockholm GP (12.88)4th at Zurich GL (12.80)5th at Lausanne GP (12.83)5th at Monaco GL (12.85)7th at Rome GL (12.88)ranked #6 in 100mH in the world & #4 in U.S by T&FNbest of 12.80.
2001: USA Outdoor LJ champ (6.71m/22-0.25w)2nd in 100mH at USA Outdoors (13.11w)5th in 100mH at World Outdoor Champs in personal best of 12.63silver medalist at Goodwill Games 100mH (12.87) and 2nd in 4x100m relay (lead leg, 42.98)won adidas Oregon Track Classic (12.78w)tore up the European circuit with hurdles wins in Zagreb, Lausanne, Paris, Nice and Stockholm won NCAA indoor long jump on (6.68m/21-11iPR)no-mark in final of long jump at World Outdoor Champsranked #3 in 100mH in world & U.S. & #2 in LJ in U.S. by T&FNbests of 12.63 and 6.68m/21-11i.
2000: Won NCAA outdoor long jump (21-5.5m), 2nd at NCAA outdoor 100 hurdles (12.91); won Conference USA outdoor long jump (21-3.50m) and 100 hurdles (13.05); 5th at NCAA indoor long jump (20-11.25m); won conference indoor long jump (21-0.75m)bests of 21-11.5m and 12.86.
1999: 4th at NCAA outdoor long jump (20-3.50m), 6th at NCAA 100 hurdles (12.98); won conference outdoor long jump (20-10m) and 100 hurdles (13.13)bests of 21-2m and 12.98.
1998: 3rd at NCAA outdoor long jump (20-8.50m), 4th at NCAA outdoor 100 hurdles (13.35); won conference outdoor long jump (20-8.5m) and 100 hurdles (13.22w); 4th at NCAA indoor long jump (20-10m); won conference indoor long jump (21-5.25m)bests of 21-7.5 and 13.22.
1997: 3rd at conference outdoor long jump (19-3.50m), 2nd at conference outdoor 100 hurdles (13.47); 2nd at conference indoor long jump (19-9.75m)bests of 19-9.75 and 13.47.