Event: 3,000m Steeplechase
PR: 8:21.36 (2007)
Current Residence: Provo, Utah
High School: Broadview Heights (Ohio) HS '98
College: Brigham Young University '06
Coach: Ed Eyestone
Agent: Bob Wood
In 2009, McAdams won his second U.S. 3,000m steeplechase title, and in so doing secured his first-ever Team USA roster spot for a World Outdoor Championships. McAdams continued his positive momentum from his landmark 2007 season by becoming an Olympian with his third place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2008 Olympic Trials. Following his dramatic win at the 2007 AT&T USA Outdoor Championships, McAdams surged at the 200m mark and held on to win the gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, in 8 minutes 30.49 seconds. McAdams, who improved his personal best in 2007 to 8:21.36, ended the 2007 campaign ranked #1 in the U.S. by Track & Field News. McAdams won the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships 3,000m steeplechase title with his then personal best time of 8:34.10. With his victory, McAdams became the first distance National Champion from BYU since his coach, Ed Eyestone, won the 5,000-meter title in 1985. A native of Broadview Heights, Ohio (outside Cleveland) McAdams began his collegiate career at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, before transferring to BYU after his two-year LDS mission.
2010: 4th at USA Outdoors (8:34.43)...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8:34.43
2009: USA Outdoor champion (8:29.91)...13th in opening round at World Champs (9:02.19)...3rdat Nike Prefontaine Classic (8:26.55)...3rd at Heusden-Zolder (8:22.83)...ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 8:22.83.
2008: 9th in opening round at Olympic Games (8:33.26)…3rd at Olympic Trials (8:21.99)…ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 8:21.99.
2007: USA Outdoor champion (8:24.46)…Pan American Games champ (8:30.49)… 5th in heats at World Outdoors (8:32.46)...2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic (8:21.36PR)…2nd at Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (8:23.69)…ranked #1 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 8:21.36.
2006: NCAA champion (8:34.10)…10th at USA Outdoors (8:37.91)…best of 8:34.10.
2005: 8th at USA Outdoors (8:39.81)…9th at NCAA Outdoors (8:36.88)…best of 8:34.84.
2004: Best of 8:45.26.