June 8, 2011
Des Moines, Iowa - After the first day of competition, Rice senior track and field athlete Philip Adam sits in 19th place in the decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship held at Drake Stadium on the Drake University campus. Adam, from Santa Maria, Calif., has tallied 3,809 points after five events and trails Clemson's Miller Moss, who is in first, by 462 points.
Adam's Day One Results
100m - 18th, 11.17, 823 points
Long Jump - 22nd, 6.54m/21-5.5, 707 points
Shot Put - 5th, 13.68m/44-10.75, 709 points
High Jump - 14th, 1.93m/6-4, 740 points
400m - 18th, 49.66, 830 points
Adam is making his third appearance at the NCAA Outdoor Championship in the decathlon. In 2009, he tallied 7,358 points to finish 14th and in 2010 he scored 7,415 points in placing 10th and earning All-America status. He scored a personal best 7,514 points in winning his third Conference USA decathlon this year.
The final five events on Thursday are the 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, and 1500m.