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  SARAH ADAMS
  • Junior
  • Fellsmere, Fla. (Sebastian River HS)
  • Pole Vault

CAREER VICTORIES: 3
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

Pole Vault: 11-7 - 2001 Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOORS
Pole Vault: 11-7 - 1998 SEC Championships

HONORS: (One-time Sec Academic Honor Roll) 2001 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2001 AS A JUNIOR: Best of 11-7 in the Pole Vault... Competed in three meets (three indoors, none outdoors)... Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll distinction... Cleared a personal best 11-7 before tearing her ACL at the Tyson Invitational (Feb. 9)... Set a new personal best (12-6.25) in the pole vault at the Gator Invitational, finishing tied for seventh... Tied for ninth in the Florida Intercollegiates pole vault, 10-10 (3.30m).

2000 AS A SOPHOMORE: Best of 11-6.25 in the Pole Vault (11-3.75 outdoors)... Competed in 10 meets (Six Indoors, Four Outdoors)... 14th in the SEC Outdoor Championships Pole Vault, 10-10.75 (3.32m)... Fourth in the Florida Relays collegiate Pole Vault, 11-3.75 (3.45m)... Ninth in the SEC Indoor Championships Pole Vault, 11-4.25 (3.46m).

1998 AS A FRESHMAN: Best of 11-7... Florida Relays collegiate Pole Vault champion, 11-1.75... Seventh in the SEC Indoor Championships Pole Vault, 10-8...Took first place in the pole vault at the LSU Seven-Way Meet (11-1.75)...Won the first pole vault competition in UF history at the first collegiate meet of her career with a NCAA provisional qualifying and personal-best mark of 11-5 at the Florida Invitational.

1998 Wins (3): (i) Florida Invitational PV: 11-5; LSU Seven Way PV: 11-1.75; (o): Florida Relays PV: 11-1.75

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Won the 1997 Junior National Olympics pole vault championship in Charlotte, N.C., with an AAU national record of 11-3...Two-time Class 4A Florida State Champion in the pole vault (1996-97).

PERSONAL: Born November 19,1979... Father, Tom Adams, is the former Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State in the state of Florida; he also served in the House of Representatives... Mother is Fran Adams... Attended Arkansas State during the 1998-99 school year and trained with Bell Athletics in Jonesboro, Ark., during that time, working with Earl Bell, a three-time Olympian and bronze medalist... Worked as a physical therapy technician at the Regional Medical Center at Northeast Arkansas as well... Family lives on a farm where they raise beef cattle... 1997 graduate of Sebastian River High School... Member of National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders... Also senior class president.

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