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  Rob Evans
  • Senior
  • Altamonte Springs, Fla.
  • Lyman High

-All-South Region 1998, 1999
-All-SEC, 1998

Has 12 top-10 finishes in his cross country career with two victories... Has cross country bests of 20:01.05 (4-mile), 25:09.00 (8k) and 30:13.13 (10k)... Has PRs of 3:49.02 (1500m), 4:21.05 (i-Mile), 8:18.23 (i-3k), and 14:29.81 (5k)...

1999 XC: Competed in seven events...Selected as an at-large qualifier for the National Championships, the first Gator on the men's squad to compete at the national meet as an individual since Mike Mykytok earned All-America honors in 1991...Placed 160th at the NCAA Championships in 32:51.90...Finished first for the Gators and 10th overall at the NCAA South Regional in 30:13.13, earning his second career all-region honor....Placed fourth for the Gators and 24th overall at the SEC Championships in 26:12.40...Had a streak of seven straight regular season finishes in the top 10 broken at the Wolverine Interregional with a 15th place finish (25:34)... Set a new PR with a time of 24:50.49 at the Gator Invitational, taking second and earning his second SEC Athlete of the Week honor... Top finisher for Florida (8th) at Sam Bell in a new personal best of 25:09, earning his 10th career top-10 finish... Earned his second career victory at the Nike Twi-Light Invitational in a new school and course record for four-miles: 20:01.05... Named the SEC Athlete of the Week for his performance.

1998 XC: Competed in all six meets for Florida... All-SEC and All South Region honoree... Top Gator finisher at the Tennessee Invitational (6th), Wolverine Interregional (10th) and SEC Championships (10th)... Had top 10 finish in every race of the year except for the South Region Championships (13th)... Top place of the year was second at the Nike Twi-Light behind teammate Stephen Smeyak.

1997 XC: Ran in all eight meets for Florida... Won the season-opening Nike Twi-Light with a time of 20:29.27 over the four-mile course... Second-finishing Gator in four races: Walt Disney World Classic, Barnett Bank Invitational, Wolverine Invitational and SEC Championship... Time of 25:40 at the SEC Championships was his best 8,000m time of the season, good for 17th overall... Fourth-finishing Gator at the NCAA South Region in 32:22... Top-finisher for UF at the NCAA Championships in 31:47.

1996 XC: Redshirted cross country season...

Personal: Born Robert DeFriese Evans on August 4, 1977 in Cookeville, Tenn.... Son of Wayne and Kathy Evans... Most admires his father for his dedication to work and to his children... Also considered Auburn, Georgetown and Mississippi State before committing to Florida... Nickname is the Bandit.

Major: Building construction.

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