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Spencer Adams
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Spencer Adams 824967
Position: Hurdles
Other Position: Hurdles
Height: 6'2"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Sociology
Career Honors
• USTFCCCA First-Team All-American, 60 Hurdles (2010, 2012)
• USTFCCCA First-Team All-American, 110 Hurdles (2012)
• USTFCCCA Second-Team All-American, 60 Hurdles (2011)
• USTFCCCA Second-Team All-American, 110 Hurdles (2011)
• USTFCCCA Second-Team All-American, 4x100 (2011)
• NCAA Qualifier, 60 Hurdles (2010-12)
• NCAA Qualifier, 110 Hurdles (2010-12)
• ACC Champion, 60 Hurdles (2012)
• All-ACC, 60 Hurdles (2011)
• All-ACC, 110 Hurdles (2010-12)
• All-ACC, 400 Hurdles (2010, 2012)
• U.S. Olympic Trials Participant, 110 Hurdles (2012)
• USA Championships Participant, 110 Hurdles (2010-11)

Clemson Highlights
• Ranks in a tie for first in Clemson history in the 60 hurdles, second in the 110 hurdles, & eighth in the 400 hurdles.

2011-12 Outdoor Highlights
• Qualified for NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 110 hurdles for third straight year; advanced to first outdoor national final and placed career-best third in the event
• Season-best time was 13.38 in the semifinals at the national meet in Des Moines
• Clocked time of 13.39 in the final at the ACC Championships, where he was runner-up; also runner-up in the 400 hurdles with a personal best (50.96)
• Part of Tiger team that won the championship in the shuttle hurdle relay at Penn for the second time in three years
• Posted time of 13.47 to win his quarterfinal at the NCAA East site in Jacksonville
• Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials and made it to the semifinals, finishing 16th overall and with a best of 13.51 over his two rounds in Eugene

2011-12 Indoor Highlights
• First-team All-American after fifth-place finish in the 60 hurdles at the NCAA Championships; his time (7.60) matched Duane Ross’ Clemson record
• Captured his first ACC Championship in the 60 hurdles, clocking a 7.72 at the league meet in February
• His win in the 60 hurdles was Clemson’s first in the event since Dwight Thomas took the gold medal in 2002

2010-11 Outdoor Highlights
• Qualified for NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 110 hurdles for second straight season; finished 10th overall in Des Moines to earn second-team All-America honors
• Also earned second-team All-America status with the 4x100 relay; the NCAA national meet was the first time he ran with the group all season
• ACC runner-up in the 110 hurdles, he had a time of 13.68 in the final
• Posted then personal best 13.55, the second-best time overall, at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, IN
• Won the 110 hurdles with time of 13.58 at the Clemson Final Qualifier on May 14
• Ran 13.48 in the semifinals and finished 13th in the 110 hurdles at the USA Championships in Eugene, OR

2010-11 Indoor Highlights
• Second-team All-American in the 60 hurdles after running time of 7.89 in the preliminary round at nationals
• Earned first indoor all-conference accolade by virtue of a third-place finish in the 60 hurdles, he clocked a time of 7.94 in the finals
• NCAA qualifier for second consecutive year in the 60 hurdles, he earned at-large spot after recording personal best 7.73 in a win at the Tiger Paw Invitational
• His 7.73 puts him third on Clemson's all-time list, behind only Duane Ross and Sultan Tucker, a pair of former Olympians

2009-10 Outdoor Highlights
• Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 110m hurdles after posting time of 13.84 in the quarterfinals of the East Preliminary Round
• Finished 16th in the semifinals at the NCAA meet with a time of 13.95
• Earned All-ACC status in both hurdle events after placing third in both in the meet held in Clemson
• Season-best time in the 110 hurdles was 13.79 at ACCs, his time is ninth-best in school history
• Qualified for East Prelims in the 400 hurdles but elected to focus on the high hurdles
• Competed in the 110m hurdles at the USA Championships in Des Moines, IA
• Earned Clemson's Most Improved Award

2009-10 Indoor Highlights
• Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the hurdles, after a year and a half away from track following an ACL injury
• Earned All-America status, Clemson's first in the hurdles since 2004, after finishing eighth at the national meet
• Earned at-large bid to the national meet after improving on his personal best (7.83) at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier
• Placed fourth at the ACC Championships in the 60 hurdles (7.89)

2008-09 Highlights
• Red-shirted both indoor and outdoor seasons due to injury sustained in the fall of 2008

David W. Butler High School Highlights
• Earned national championships in the 60m hurdles, 100m hurdles, and 400m hurdles as a senior
• Won the 2008 National Scholastic Indoor Championship (NSIC) in the 60m hurdles
• Also claimed national crowns in the high hurdles and intermediate hurdles at the Nike Outdoor Nationals
• Two-time AAAA state champion in the 110m hurdles
• Won both hurdle events at the prestigious Golden West meet in California
• Led the 4x100m relay and 4x200m relay team to state championships as a senior
• Named Male Athlete-of-the-Year as a senior by the Charlotte Observer

• Born 9/10/89
• Majoring in sociology
• Played for the Tiger football team from 2008-10 before focusing solely on track

Best Collegiate Times
• 60 Hurdles - 7.60
• 110 Hurdles - 13.38
• 400 Hurdles - 50.96
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