Salute To Seniors: Edwin Adams

(Edwin Adams takes 4th in the 110 Hurdles with a PR at the Great Southwest Classic-photo by Alan Versaw)

Name: Edwin Adams

School: Chandler High School 

What was your most memorable race?

My most memorable race was my junior year when I won state in the 300 hurdles for D1 my school was down in points and that was a big win for the team.

Who would you consider your biggest competition over your four years?

My biggest competition over 4 years was my teammate T.J. Green. Me and him went at it every day in practice also at every meet. We really brought out the best in each other.

What was your greatest accomplishment?

My biggest accomplishment was winning the 300 hurdles back too back. Also winning the team title back to back.

        (Photo by Harold Smith)

If you could do it all over again what would you change about your running career in high school?

If I were to do it again I would change the way I practice meaning practicing harder and staying more focused.

What were the most difficult obstacles you had to overcome?

My most difficult obstacle was self-confidence all though high school.

What will you miss the most?

What I will miss the most is my teammates they really became my family and also the friends I made from different schools. I'm going to miss the track meets and the laughs I had at the meets.

What advice would you give to younger athletes?

The advice that I would give to the younger athlete is that no matter how bad things are don't give up. If you're not running or jumping as fast or as far it's not the end of the world, I used to race walk now I turned into a 2x state champion. So always keep your head up.

What influence has your coach had with respect to your performance and overall life goals?

My coaches had a big impact on my life from Coach E, Coach Scott, Coach Mitchelle, and Coach Rennea I've known all of them since I was a little boy they pushed me hard every day in practice to do better. They all since so much potential in me and they still see more they are the main reason for my track success.

What are your college plans?

I plan on working 10x harder than I did in high school in the classroom and on the track at Central Arizona College.

Who would you like to say 'thank you' to?

I would like to say thank you to my coaches, my family and everyone that helped me along the way in high school also thank you milesplit for showing me love and posting about me.