Adams Athlete of Week

ANNVILLE - Southern Columbia graduate Cynthia Adams has been named MAC Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week after she qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships by placing second in the 800 meters at Columbia University's final qualifier meet Saturday. Adams ran a personal indoor best time of 2 minutes, 11.79 seconds and beat Division I runners from Providence, Villanova and Columbia and lowered her previous MAC and school records of 2:16.37.

With a banked track conversion, she will be seeded sixth at the NCAA meet with a time of 2;13.31.

It is Adams' third NCAA appearance and her first indoors.

The NCAA meet will be held this weekend at North Central College in Napierville, Ill. The women's 800 preliminaries will take place at 4:40 p.m. Eastern time Friday, with finals Saturday at 2:10 p.m.