Adams Honored as SEC Runner of the Week
Jan. 24, 2012
Junior Harry Adams became the second Auburn sprinter in as many weeks to star in the 60 meters on Saturday. Running in his first event of the year, Adams posted a new personal best time and set the top mark of any sprinter in the 60m in the world thus far in 2012 with his 6.55 on Saturday afternoon.
"I'm really impressed with what Harry was able to do today," Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said on Saturday. "He's been solid for us from the beginning, but he worked hard all fall and he's looked good in practice. I thought he would be ready to run fast today. It was a very impressive win and I couldn't be happier for him to get rewarded for all his hard work. I'm looking forward to seeing him get faster the rest of the season."
Adams' time is the second fastest in Auburn history behind former Olympian Coby Miller's 6.50 in 2000. He is the only runner in the SEC this year to qualify for indoor nationals and just the second male in the country achieve the automatic mark in 2012.
For his efforts in Birmingham, Adams was also named a Primetime Performer of the Week by CollegeSports360.com.
Adams is the first Auburn track and field athlete to earn an SEC weekly honor this season. For more information on Auburn track and field follow @AUTrack on Twitter.
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