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    Brett Adams  
    Brett Adams

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Davenport, IA

    High School:
    Assumption

    Height:
    5-8

    Event:
    Middle Distance

    Birthdate:
    11/03/1985


    AS A JUNIOR: Became a full-time varsity runner in his third season with the Irish cross country team ... took eighth at the Notre Dame-hosted National Catholic Championship in 25:18, helping the Irish win the team title ... improved his 8,000-meter performances throughout the season ... ran 24:57 for 56th at the Notre Dame Invitational ... ran 24:50 at the NCAA Pre-National meet ... placed 42nd at the BIG EAST Championship in a time of 24:46 ... ran well at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, contributing to the team's second-place finish and subsequent automatic NCAA meet qualification with a 60th-place, 32:37 effort over the 10,000-meter course ... competed in his first NCAA Championship on November 20 ... ran 34:21 and gained valuable experience to take into his senior campaign ... continued his focus on the middle distances during the track and field season ... ran 4:12.98 in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational, earning a berth in the BIG EAST meet ... garnered his second BIG EAST qualification of the season with a 2:28.76 effort in the 1,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational ... earned his fourth-career BIG EAST title and fifth indoor all-conference citation by taking first in the 4x800 meters at the league indoor meet ... was joined on the winning squad by Adam Currie, John Cavanaugh and Thomas Chamney ... the team's time of 7:31.39 stands as the eighth-best in school history, and the event win helped Notre Dame go on to take the league title ... concentrated on the 1,500 meters during the outdoor season ... had a career day at the Drake Relays, running 3:47.85 over 1,500 meters to take seventh place and establish a career best ... nearly set another personal-best mark at the Georgia Tech Invitational, placing sixth in the 1,500 meters in a time of 3:47.92 ... narrowly missed out on qualifying for the NCAA Mideast Regional meet ... will be heavily counted on in his final year of eligibility both in cross country and on the track.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Represented the Irish in four cross country meets, running with the team's top seven at the Notre Dame Invitational ... took seventh overall (26:29) to help the Irish win the Valparaiso Invitational ... had a very strong showing at the National Catholic Championship, placing fourth overall in 25:20 ... had a career-best effort at the Notre Dame Invite, covering the 8,000-meter home course in 25:08 ... contributed to a solid Notre Dame showing in the Pre-National open race, finishing ninth in 25:31 ... earned an individual BIG EAST qualification in the indoor track season at the Meyo Invitational, running the 1,000 meters in 2:29.54 ... won his second career BIG EAST title at the indoor league meet as part of the 4x800 meter relay (7:28.84) with Adam Currie, John Cavanaugh, and Thomas Chamney ... also took first in the BIG EAST distance medley relay with Todd Ptacek, Austin Wechter, and Vinny Ambrico -- ran the 800-meter leg as the team posted a time of 9:51.47 ... concluded his indoor season with a 4:13.92 mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... ran his top 800-meter time of the outdoor season at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational, covering the distance in 1:53.70 to win the event ... established a career-best 1,500-meter time of 3:51.04 at the Indy Relays, placing third in the event and qualifying for the outdoor BIG EAST meet ... helped the 4x800-meter relay place ninth at the prestigious Drake Relays, running the fifth-best time in school history after reuniting with BIG EAST indoor champion teammates Currie, Cavanaugh, and Chamney to run 7:31.96 ... competed in the 1,500 meters at the outdoor BIG EAST Championships, finishing 18th to conclude his season.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in two events during the cross country season ... took second place in the National Catholic JV race and 20th in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold Division race ... ran top 8,000-meter cross country time of 25:17 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... ran well in the middle distances during both track seasons while also serving as a valuable contributor to the distance relays ... won the 800 meters at the Notre Dame Opener with a career best 1:54.19 effort ... qualified for the indoor BIG EAST Championship in the 1,000 meters with a 2:26.54, fifth-place performance at the Meyo Invitational ... formed part of the BIG EAST Champion distance medley relay along with Jordan Powell, Jamal Afridi, and Sean O'Donnell (10:00.17) ... also earned BIG EAST indoor points with the 4x800 meter relay, finishing second in the event with Eric Morrison, Adam Currie, and Todd Ptacek (7:38.09) ... concluded the indoor season with a 4:10.79 mile at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... ran well in the outdoor 1,500 meters at the Stanford Invitational, winning the "B" sections of the event in 3:52.27 ... took fourth in the 800 meters at the Indy Relays (1:53.10) ... competed in the 4x1600 meter relay at the Drake Relays, finishing third with Morrison, Ptacek, and Jake Watson ... ran a split of 4:12.30 in the race ... established a career best in the 1,500 meters at the outdoor BIG EAST meet, running 3:51.61 in the preliminaries ... scored team points by finishing sixth in the event final (3:58.95) ... also ran the 4x800 meter relay at the league meet, placing fifth on a team comprised entirely of freshmen (7:40, Currie, Afridi, Watson) ... ended the season at the Georgia Tech Invitational running 3:57.88 over 1,500 meters.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Nine-time letterwinner in three sports (cross country, track, and basketball) at Davenport Assumption High School ... achieved a top-25 ranking in the 1,600 meters ... garnered All-American honors in track as he placed eighth in the 1,500 meters at the Junior National Meet in College Station, Texas ... 2004 Iowa state champion in the 800, 1,600, and 1,600 medley relay ... established state meet records in the 1,600 and the 1,600 medley relay ... owns school marks in the 800, 1,600, 3,200, 4x800 and 1,600 medley relay ... three-time team MVP in track and twice in cross country ... boasts career bests of 1:54.43 (800), 4:14.31 (1,600), 9:31 (3,200), and 15:36 (5,000) ... all-conference runner three times in track and cross country ... became his school's first-ever cross country conference champion ... National Honor Society member ... born Nov. 3, 1985 in Davenport, Iowa ... has three siblings ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a theology major.

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