Tyler Adams - Invitation to Olympic Training

OLYMPIC TRAINING -- Tyler Adams, 2014 BHS graduate, in a successful athletic career at SHSU with an invitation for Olympic training.

Tyler Adams, a 2014 graduate of Buffalo High School, has continued his successful athletic career in college at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). And, he has recently been invited to train for the Oympics. Adams, in a phone interview, did not say he has yet accepted, but the offer is on his mind. If he does go to training, it will be in California. He said he will talk to them again when his graduation is closer.

Asked about his time in Buffalo, Tyler said he was very appreciative of all the support he had in is home town. ?It is nice to have come from a small town. I am thankful for all the help and guidance I had from great friends, teachers, and coaches. I had a great support system in Buffalo.?

Tyler, at 6 ft 3 in, has been a stand out at SHSU as a member of the Men?s Track and Field team. He is the 2018 Southland Conference (SLC) Men?s Indoor Athlete of the Year and also the winner of the Outstanding Field Events Performer.

Tyler holds the school record in the indoor high jump at 2.17 meters. His success at SHSU started early as he was named the 2015 SLC Indoor Freshman of the Year. And in 2018 Tyler was named the SLC Men?s Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year.

And, maybe the highlight for Tyler was competing in the NCAA Track and Field Indoor Championships. He did very well there winning the heptathlon high jump with a mark of 7 feet, 2 ? inches ? a NCAA record! There he also achieved his personal best ? 5.97 second time to win the 60 meter hurdles.

?The secret,? said Tyler, ?is to never let the success go to your head. You keep pushing, always trying to get better with everything you do and not settle for any place or score.?

And he is no slouch in the classroom either. Tyler will graduate in the spring of 2019 with a degree in Engineering Technology. He also has a double minor in Construction Management and in Designing Development. ?At some point track is going to be over. It is important to have something else to fall back on to get you through the rest of your life.?

One can feel pretty sure that Tyler will get through just fine. He has put together an extraordinary athletic career already with the door wide open for future experience, possibly in the Olympics. And, he has earned an educational background that offers an abundance of opportunities as well.

Congratulations, Tyler Adams!