Butler senior wins national title

Adams runs 6th-fastest high school time ever in 60-meter hurdles

BRETT HONEYCUTT

bhoneycutt@charlotteobserver.com

Butler High's Spencer Adams had three remarkable days in New York.

He finished with a victory Sunday in the 60-meter hurdles at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory.

Adams ran 7.75 seconds to easily beat runner-up William Wynne (7.89) of Marietta, Ga.

It wasn't, however, Adams' best effort of the weekend. That came Saturday.

After running the fastest time in the preliminary rounds (7.82) on Friday, he returned Saturday in his semifinal heat to again post the fastest performance, running 7.73 seconds. It was the sixth-fastest time in U.S. high school history.

Adams, a senior who was ranked the nation's No. 5 safety in football by rivals.com in the fall, has signed to play football at Clemson, where he also will run track.

West Charlotte's girls' 800-meter relay team of Jasmine Guy, Sheqyra Guy, Nyosha Bryant and Miasha McDowell finished runner-up in 1:41.15 to Brooklyn's Boys and Girls High (1:40.51). West Charlotte's time was the fourth fastest in the nation this season and earned the quartet All-America honors.

Charlotte Latin's Malai Walker and Bryant are All-Americans in the 200 meters after finishing in the top six. Walker was fifth in 24.20 seconds, and Bryant was sixth in 24.23.

Bryant is also an All-American in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, good for fourth place.