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Heather
Adams
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Reedsville, Pa.
Height: 5-10
Sport: Women's Track
Position: Throws

Biography

At West Virginia in 2012
  • Beat her personal and WVU all-time indoor record with a weight throw of 17.83 meters at the Big East Championships, a team-best distance for the year
  • Threw 16.75 meters at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, her second-best mark of the indoor season
  • In her first time in the weight throw, broke the indoor school record with a throw of 16.38 meters at the Penn State National, placing eighth overall
  • Qualified for Big East at the WVU Holiday Classic (15.53m) and placed fifth at the Nittany Lion Challenge (15.93m)
  • Reached a career-best 46.29-meter mark in the discus for seventh place at the Raleigh Relays, the second-best all-time distance for the event in WVU history
  • Achieved a career-best 53.29-meter hammer throw for fifth place at the Wake Forest Open, the second-best all-time distance for the event in WVU history
  • Named the WVU Athlete of the Week on April 30 following her performance at the Ashland Alumni Open in which she came in eighth place in the hammer throw and third place in the discus
  • Placed ninth in the discus at the Jesse Owens Classic with a mark of 45.11 meters and 10th in the hammer throw at 53.02 meters
  • Came in 12th in the hammer throw at the Larry Ellis Invitational at 52.79 meters and sixth in the discus throw at 45.38 meters
  • Earned 12th place in the hammer throw at the Big East Outdoor Championships at 51.61 meters and eighth in the discus at 43.98 meters
  • Competed at the ECAC Championships in the discus throw, achieving a 41.44-meter throw
At West Virginia in 2011
  • Came in 14th place in the discus throw at the Big East Championships with a distance of 40.47 meters
  • Finished 22nd in the hammer throw (43.96m) at the Ashland Alumni Invitational and 16th in the discus at the Jesse Owens Classic (45.46m)
  • Competed in the discus and hammer throw at the Kent Taylor Invite, finishing sixth at discus and ninth at hammer throw
  • Also competed at the Bennie Benson Invitational, Colonial Relays and Bill Van Horne Invitational
  • For indoor season, came in third in the weight throw with a personal-best mark of 15.27 meters
  • Finished second in the weight throw at the State Farm Games, while arriving in sixth place at the weight throw at the WVU Holiday Classic
At West Virginia in 2010
  • Finished fifth in the weight throw at the WVU State Farm Games
  • Placed 15th in the weight throw at the PSU Northeast Challenge (11.17m)
  • Took 11th in the shot put (10.37m) and 15th in the weight throw (9.39m) at the WVU Holiday Classic
  • Finished fifth (39.93m) in the hammer throw at the Wheeling Jesuit Bill Van Horne Invitational
  • Placed fifth (37.13m) in the discus at the James Madison Invitational
  • Finished sixth in the hammer throw (39.78m)
Prep
  • Two-time district six champion and four-time Mountain League all-star from Indian Valley High
  • Medaled eighth in the PIAA State Track meet
  • Competed at National AAU track meet
  • Ran at regionals for the USA Track Junior Olympics
  • Two-time Mountain League All-Star in volleyball and captain for two seasons
Personal
  • Daughter of Scott Adams and Penny Zesiger
  • Birthday is Dec. 13
  • Has one brother
  • Majoring in pharmacy
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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