Aaron Evans
blank Aaron Evans
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Devonshire, Bermuda

High School:
Cushing Academy

Last College:
Memphis

Height:
5-9

Event:
Distance

2012: Outdoor - Awarded the third First Team All-America certificate of his career after taking seventh in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Championships with his fastest time in two years (1:46.66)...Won his third consecutive meet after clocking a season-best time of 1:47.31 to win the NCAA East Prelims and qualify for the national finals...Completed the 800 sweep after winning the 800 with a time of 1:49.61 at the SEC Championships...Finished with a season-best time of 1:49.36 to win the 800 and ran a leg on the first-place sprint medley relay team with a nationally-leading time of 3:16.46 at the Drake Relays...Won the 800 after completing his laps in 1:50.57 at the Spec Towns Invite.

2012: Indoor - Won the 800-meter run at the Auburn Invitational with a time of 1:52.29...Topped his own school record in the 800 after being the top collegiate finisher (second overall) at the Husky Classic with a time of 1:47.88...Won his first career SEC title after crossing the 800 finish line in 1:48.22...Took fourth in the 800 finals (1:48.95) at the NCAA Championships to earn his second Second Team All-America certificate in the event.

2011: Outdoor - Finished first in the 800 prelims (1:49.87) before jogging across the finish line in the finals for eighth place with a hamstring injury...Won the 800 (1:48.93) at the Drake Relays.

2011: Indoor - Was named a Second Team All-American after taking 14th in the 800-meter run prelims with a time of 1:52.67 at the NCAA Indoor Championships...Earned runner-up honors in the 800 in a photo finish at the SEC Indoor Championships after clocking the second-fastest time in his UGA career (1:49.76)...Combined with three teammates to win the opening heat and finish fourth overall in the 4x400 relay with a season-best time of 3:08.90 at the SEC meet...Shattered the 27-year-old school record in the 800 after taking ninth with a career-best time of 1:48.07 at the Husky Classic...Opened the season with a win in the 800 at the Big 12 vs. SEC Challenge with the second-fastest indoor time of his career (1:50.49)...Also was a part of the third-place DMR team at the meet that clocked the fourth-fastest time in school history (9:55.63).

2010: Outdoor - After winning his heat with the No. 2 time of his career (1:46.55), he earned an All-America certificate in the 800-meter run after clocking the third-best time of his career (1:46.87) to take third at his first NCAA Outdoor Championships...won the 800 at the NCAA East Prelims after breaking his own school record and Bermuda national record with a time of 1:46.26, earning his spot at the NCAA meet...shattered the school record in the 800 and set a new national record for Bermuda after earning runner-up honors with a time of 1:47.00 at the SEC Championships...won the 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 1:49.54...sped to a personal-best time of 1:48.64 to take third at the Florida Relays...won the 800 (1:50.80) at the Georgia-Georgia Tech dual meet...was also on the winning 4x400 relay team at Georgia Tech.

2010: Indoor - Finished seventh in the 800-meter run at his first SEC Championships after winning the prelims with a time of 1:50.36...ran a leg on Georgia's 4x400 relay team which finished second at the Virginia Tech Elite with a time of 3:09.96...joined with teammates to win the 4x400 relay at the Hokie Invitational...won the 800 in his Bulldog debut by speeding to a 1:50.65 finish at the Kentucky Invitational.

College: Runner-up in the 800-meter run at the 2009 Conference USA Indoor Championships for Memphis...Qualified for the NCAA Mid-East Regional...Cracked the 2009 IAAF Indoor World Best list in the 800 after clocking a personal-best time of 1:49.02...Has an outdoor personal-best time of 1:49.35.

High School: Was a semifinalist in the 800 at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic...Won a silver medal in the 800 at the 2009 Carifta Games and a bronze medal at the 2008 Carifta Games...Member of Bermuda national track and field team...Previously coached by Gerry Swan, Sterling Ince and Nicholas Fortenberry...Graduated from Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass.

Personal: Born January 31, 1990...Son of Freddie and Gina Evans...Mother, Gina, was an 800 standout at Jackson State University...Started running in 2004 after seeing Usain Bolt break the World Junior record in the 200 at the Carifta Games in Hamilton, Bermuda...Majoring in Economics.

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