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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