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Furman's Adams Voted SoCon Male Most Outstanding Track Performer

Furman's Adams Voted SoCon Male Most Outstanding Track Performer

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman's Ryan Adams was named the Southern Conference Most Outstanding Track Performer by the league's coaches following last weekend's SoCon Indoor Track and Field Championships.  Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes or themselves.  

A junior from Hudson, Ohio, Adams earned the honor for the second time in three years after posting a trio of podium finishes.  He won his second career title in the 800m run, edging the runner-up by just 0.43 seconds. Adams finished second in the mile, again by a razor-thin margin (0.63 seconds), and ran the opening, 1,200m leg on the Paladins' second-place distance medley relay.

"Ryan's indoor campaign got off to a rough start due to the flu," said Furman head coach Robert Gary.  "As athletes sometimes have to do, you have to recalibrate training and racing.  Ryan really did a great job at this, getting healthy and fit enough to lead our program to its best conference finish since 1983.  I believe it has set him up for another NCAA outdoor appearance and sub-3:40/1500m during the outdoor season."

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Awards

Male Most Outstanding Track Performer

Ryan Adams, Furman

 

Female Most Outstanding Track Performers

Karisa Nelson, Samford

McLeod Dean, Wofford

 

Male Most Outstanding Field Performer

Ben Johnson, ETSU

 

Female Most Outstanding Field Performer

Selena Popp, Samford

 

Male Freshman of the Year

Trini Feggett, Western Carolina

 

Female Freshman of the Year

Mekayla Brown, ETSU

 

Men's Coach of the Year

Jesse Norman, Western Carolina

 

Women's Coach of the Year

Rod Tiffin, Samford