Wiley to run professionally for Adidas

HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Huntington University sophomore Addy Wiley recently announced her decision to turn pro. The track sensation signed a deal with Adidas and will be making her professional debut this coming weekend.

Wiley will toe the line of the 800 meters at the PNC Lenny Lyle Invitational in Louisville this weekend.

“I couldn’t be more excited for Addy and what the future holds for her,” said Austin Roark, HU Director of Track & Field and Cross Country. “I can’t wait to see what she will accomplish in her professional career.”

The timing is right for the Huntington native as she has her sights set on Paris - home of the 2024 Summer Olympics.

“I'm so thankful for Coach Roark and his guidance over the past year,” said Wiley. “He's done a great job of showing how you can blend the collegiate system with world athletics for the betterment of the athlete. He truly broke the mold with the environment he created and it's cool to have been a part of that.

“Going forward I'm excited to continue earning my law degree and I'm thankful that Adidas supports my academic goals just as much as my athletic ones.”

Wiley has left an indelible mark on Huntington University athletics. Her most recent accomplishment in Forester Green was this fall when she was crowned the 2023 Cross Country National Champion. It proved her only 6K of the season and she blew away the competition to win the individual title in 21:04.2, beating her nearest competitor by 12 seconds. As a rookie last season, Wiley finished second at the national meet.

Wiley’s most epic performance as a Forester was last spring at the 2023 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Brookings, S.D. where she captured four individual titles and anchored HU’s winning DMR team. She piled up 42.5 points on the final day of the meet to will her team to a runner-up finish and be deemed the Most Valuable Performer.

Within a four-hour span, Wiley won the mile, 600 meters, 800 meters, 3000 meters and then wrapped up her jaw-dropping performance by running the 1600-meter leg of the DMR. As the anchor, she received the baton with her team in ninth place but within her first 600 meters had claimed the lead and continued pulling away from the competition.  

Wiley wrapped up last year at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships where she picked up two more national titles which included winning the 800 meters and 1500 meters.

During her time at HU, Wiley earned ten All-American praises, seven of which were national titles. She also holds six school records including the: indoor 600M (1:29.47), indoor 800M (2:02.33), indoor mile (4:32.15), indoor 4x400M relay (3:59.5), outdoor 800M (2:04.29) and outdoor 1500M (4:03.22).

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 18 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 154 NAIA All-America honors and 501 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.