June 7, 2011
Rice University senior track and field athlete Philip Adam competes Wednesday and Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Des Moines, Iowa. Adam, from Santa Maria, Calif., competes in the decathlon at Drake Stadium on the campus of host institution, Drake University.
Adam will be 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.
Adam's 2011 Decathlon Results
6,626 points - Top collegian at Rice's Shirley Crowe Multi-Events
7,327 points - 7th at CA Invitational/Mt. SAC Relays
7,514 points - 1st at Conference USA Outdoor Championship
This is the third time the NCAA Outdoor Championships will be held in Des Moines (1970, 2008), and the event is scheduled for Drake Stadium again in 2012. The entire NCAA Championships will stream live online at NCAA.com, and feature two separate streams to cover the majority of the action both on the track and with the field events.
On Wednesday, the 24 decathletes will compete in the 100m (noon), long jump, shot put, high jump, and 400m. The final five events on Thursday are the 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, and 1500m.