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State Champion High Jumper Adam Myren commits to NDSU

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North Dakota State commit Adam Myren is chasing a second state title this season after winning in 2023 with a jump of 6’7. He committed to NDSU this winter and explained that he wanted to go there, “because of the feel of the school and the team. I had toured other D1 and D2 institutions, but they felt extremely serious and condescending in their athletics programs. NDSU didn’t feel that way, as it was lighter and more friendly. The campus there is gorgeous as well, and I have heard many good things from many people about the school.”

What he is most excited for in college is “to meet new people and live on my own. It will be a totally new experience for me, but I am excited.  It will also be fun competing in track. Working and being with high level athletes will be a fun experience that can help push me to become a better jumper. There will also be track trips to the south during the spring, so it will be fun to absorb some sun when my fellow classmates are shivering.” In his senior year after running track for five years, his favorite memory took place at the start of high school: “It was my freshman year, and I was fighting for a varsity spot on the jumping squad. For this meet they only took two varsity spots, leaving me (the third place jumper at the time) on jv. In that meet I went 6′ for a new personal record at the time. That height was good enough to win not just the jv competition, but also beat all the varsity competitors.” 

He has been working hard in the offseason as well; he said “Track is now my only sport that I compete in, so I have to keep on myself to stay in shape and improve throughout the off-season. I did well this off-season, lifting and working out at my home. It’s not just physically preparing, but mentally as well. If you don’t think you will make it over the bar, especially at high heights, you usually won’t, so getting myself to believe that I can is another thing me and my coaches are tackling right now [sic]. Once the state meet comes around I will be prepared in both suits.”

After having a very good first outdoor meet, clearing 6 ‘6; Adam struggled in his next meet only clearing 6’ 0 and after that getting 6 ‘3 at the prestigious Hamline Elite Meet, placing 4th. He cleared 6’4 in his next two meets. As he continues to prepare for the individual section and state meets the Minnesota track and field scene will be paying close attention.

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