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Morgan Adams

  • position Distances
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Cary, N.C.
  • High school Green Hope
  • position Distances
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Cary, N.C.
  • High school Green Hope

Morgan Adams Bio

Academic Honors

  • 2018, 2019, 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016-17 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2020 Track

Indoors: Set two PRs during the indoor season both at home meets… She ran a PR of 11:02.09 at the USC Indoor Open in the 3000m, taking 18th… Clocked a 18:55.36 in the 5000m at the South Carolina Invite, finishing 15th.
Outdoors: Cancelled.

2019 Cross Country

Competed five times for the Gamecocks during the season, posting her best 5000m time at the Royals XC Challenge in a time of 19:09.80… Finished in a time of 23:20.80 at the East Carolina Pirate Invitational, the first 6000m race of the season… Competed at the SEC XC Championships in a longer 6000m course… Had her best finish at the Carolina Challenge, finishing in 22nd.

2019 Track

Indoors: Competed twice in the 3000m, including a new PR, 11:26.40, at the USC Indoor Open… Came in seventh in the 5000m at the Carolina Challenge with a time of 19:50.14.
Outdoors: Finished ninth in the 3000m at the USC Outdoor Open, with a time of 11:01.13… placed 11th in the 5000m at the Gamecock Invitational, running 19:32.03… both times were new personal bests.

2018 Cross Country

Did not compete.

2018 Track

Did not compete.

2017 Cross Country

Ran twice for the Gamecocks… Finished 45th at the Carolina Challenge with a time of 21:40.8… Lowered her 5K time by well over a minute with a mark of 23:10.9 to place 24th at the Koala Classic.

2017 Track

Indoors: Ran the 5000m twice, finishing 11th at the Clemson Invitational and 19th at the Tiger Paw Invitational.
Outdoors: Competed twice in the 3000m and once in the 5000m … Finished 16th at the Gamecock Invitational 5K, her top placement of the outdoor season.

2016 Cross Country

Posted four finishes on the year … Ranked 38th overall in her collegiate debut in the Carolina Challenge with her top 5K time of 20:27.80 … Ranked 23rd among Division I competitors in the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational (20:39.6) … Helped the Gamecocks win the two-mile Gamecock Invitational, finishing fifth in 12:41.92 … In her only 6K, she clocked a 24:39.0 in the Crimson Classic.

High School

Ran for Green Hope High School … Her best event in outdoor track was the 3200m run, where she finished 10th last year in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4A Championship … Tallied her best time at that distance as a junior in the adidas Raleigh Relays (11:03.01) … She finished ninth in the 2015 NCHSAA 4A Indoor meet with a time of 11:18.89 before ranking eighth as a senior … In the 5K, she finished second in the NCTCCCA Meet of Champions on the track at 18:25.34 … A standout in cross country who finished 21st as a junior and sixth as a senior in North Carolina … Ranked in the top 40 in both of the last two years in the Nike Cross Southeast Regionals, posting her top time in 2014 of 18:26 in that meet.


Daughter of Charles and Donna Adams … Has one younger sister, Mackenzie … Majoring in exercise science.

Indoor Personal Records


11:02.09 (2/22/19 USC Indoor Open)


18:55.36 (2/8/19 South Carolina Invite)

Outdoor Personal Records


11:01.13 (4/20/19 USC Outdoor Open)


19:32.03 (4/13/19 Gamecock Invitational)

Cross Country Personal Records


12:41.92 (10/4/16 Gamecock Invitational)


19:09.8 (10/11/19 Royals XC Challenge)


24:39.0 (10/14/16 Crimson Classic)