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CARA EVANS

Senior

Sprints

Tallahassee, Fla. (Leon HS)

 

 

 

COLLEGIATE VICTORIES: 21
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

200m: 25.56 - 1997 Nike Fast Times, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 55.15 - 2000 SEC Quad, Gainesville, Fla.
800m: 2:12.40- 2000 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
OUTDOORS
200m: 24.65 - 1998 FSU-Nebraska Triangular, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 54.75 - 1998 FSU-Nebraska Triangular, Gainesville, Fla.
400m Hurdles: 58.63 - 2000 Mt. SAC Relays, Walnut, Calif.
800m: 2:11.77 - 1999 Georgia Tech Invitational, Atlanta, Ga.

HONORS: (Three-time All-American, One-time All-SEC) 2000 NCAA Indoor All-American- 4x400m Relay; 2000 SEC Indoor Champion - 4x400m Relay; 1999 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 4x400m Relay; 1997 NCAA Indoor All-American- 4x400m Relay.

2000 AS A SENIOR: Bests of 24.78 (200m), 54.98 (400m) (55:15 indoors), 58.63 (400m hurdles) and 2:17.50b (800m)... Competed in 16 meets (Seven Indoors, Nine Outdoors)... Competed with the 4x400m relay (Leadoff leg with Thompson, Brown-Moore and Grizzle) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing 10th in the semifinals, 3:35.47 - did not advance... Fifth in the SEC Outdoor Championships 400m hurdles, 59.65 - ran 58.84 in the preliminaries; second with the 4x400m relay squad (Leadoff leg with Thompson, Brown-Moore and Grizzle), 3:35.36... Fifth place with the Penn Relays 4x400m Relay team (Leadoff Leg with Thompson, Grizzle and Brown-Moore), 3:35.23; sixth with the Distance Medley Relay team (400m leg with Grizzle, DeLeon and Merten), 11:11.80 - Florida Record... Sixth in the Mt. SAC Relays 400m hurdles, 58.63 - Personal Best... Florida Relays Champion in the 400m hurdles, 60.28; Champion with the 4x800m Relay (Second leg with Bratton, Merten and Grizzle), 8:38.60; Champion with the Distance Medley Relay (Second leg with Merten, Bratton and Grizzle), 11:20.96... NCAA Outdoor Championships provisional qualifier in the 400m hurdles (58.63) and the 4x400m Relay (3:35.23)... NCAA Indoor All-American (fourth place) with the 4x400m Relay (Third leg with Rein, Robinson and Brown-Moore), 3:34.65; 11th in the Distance Medley Relay (400m leg with Allen, Merten and Grizzle)... SEC Indoor Champion with the 4x400m Relay (Third leg with Rein, Robinson and Brown-Moore), 3:35.40 - First Florida indoor 4x400m conference championship; 11th in the preliminaries of the 400m, 55.60... Member of provisionally qualifying 4x400m teams from the Florida Intercollegiates (3:40.63), the SEC Quad (3:40.78), the Gator Invitational (3:38.04) and the PSU Qualifier (3:36.82b); also a member of provisionally qualifying Distance Medley Relays from the SEC Quad (11:25.70) and the PSU Qualifier (11:20.48).

2000 WINS (5): (i) Florida Intercollegiates (1/16) 400m: 55.59, 4x400m (4): 3:40.63; SEC Quad (1/22) DMR (2): 11:25.70; Gator Invitational (2/6) 4x400m (3): 3:38.04; PSU Qualifier (2/12) 4x400m (2): 3:36.82b.

1999 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 25.00 (200m), 54.89 (400m), 2:11.77 (800m)... NCAA Outdoor All-American (sixth place) with the 4x400m Relay (Second leg with Amber Robinson, Brown-Moore and Grizzle), 3:34.11... Second in the SEC Outdoor Championships 4x400m (Second leg with Robinson, Brown-Moore and Grizzle) 3:33.82; eighth in the 400m, 55.59... 10th in the Penn Relays Distance Medley Relay (400m leg with Grizzle, Allen and Clark), 11:22.72; first in their heat of the Penn Relays 4x400m prelims, 3:36.21- Evans did not compete in the finals... Florida Relays Champion with the 4x800m Relay team (Leadoff leg with Grizzle, Allen and Clark), 8:35.27- Florida Relays record... 11th in the SEC Indoor Championships 800m preliminaries, 2:14.42.

1999 WINS (6): (i) ACC-SEC Challenge (1/30) DMR: 11:25.62; Virginia Tech Invitational (2/5) DMR: 11:29.20, (2/6) 4x400m: 3:35.05; (o) Florida Relays (3/27) 4x800m: 8:35.27; UCLA Dual (4/3) 4x400m: 3:38.93; USTCA Challenge (5/3) 4x400m: 3:34.51.

1998 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 24.65 (200m) and 54.75 (400m)... 18th in the SEC Outdoor Championships 400m preliminaries... 13th in the SEC Indoor Championships 400m, 56.92.

1998 WINS (5): (i) Virginia Tech Invitational 4x400m: 3:38.21; Butler Last Chance DMR: 11:28.50; (o) Florida Relays DMR: 11:34.88; Disney/U.S. Collegiate 4x400m: 3:36.97; Seminole Twilight 4x400m: 3:34.84.

1997 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 25.56 (200m) and 55.56 (400m)... NCAA Indoor All-American (seventh place) with the 4x400m Relay team (did not run in finals)...Second in the SEC Outdoor Championships 4x400 meter Relay (Anchor leg with Fortson, Graham and Clark), 3:36.05.

1997 WINS (5): Barnett Bank Invitational 4x400m: 3:42.03; Florida Intercollegiates 4x400m Relay: 3:39.95; (o) Barnett Bank Invitational 4x100m: 46.17, 4x400m: 3:43.37; Nike Twi-Light 4x400m: 3:36.29.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Won state title with a personal-best in the 400m (55.35)...holds her high school record in the 400m...a versatile prep athlete, competed in the 200m, 400m, 800m and the triple jump...also lettered three times in basketball.

PERSONAL: Born July 23, 1978...a 1996 graduate of Leon High School...Enjoys swimming...Both parents, Charles and Connie, have Ph.Ds...Has one brother, Charles and two sisters, Carita and Connie... Considered Florida State and Florida A&M before choosing UF.

MAJOR: Sociology with a minor in gerontology.

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