That’s because while long-distance running on the track can be tough, cross-country racing brings with it a host of different challenges. One of the biggest obstacles to overcome are the varying conditions, as runners sometimes have to compete against mother nature to finish the course. And Adams can certainly relate to all of that.
In 2014 Adams enrolled at Boston College as a freshman. That September she competed in her first race at the university, a five kilometer run at the Nassaney Invitational. And the aspiring athlete came 22nd in that event, as she completed the race in just under 20 minutes.
The following week, Adams recorded her personal best time in the 5K at the Minuteman Cross Country Invitational. She finished that race in just over 18 minutes, beating her previous time by more than a minute. As a result of that effort, the college student took 21st place at the event.