- class Senior
- Previous School Michigan, Kalamazoo Community College
- High school Portage Northern
SP: 17.75m | Discus: 62.78m | HT: 57.50m | WT: 18.87m
2013 NCAA Bronze Medalist and First Team All-American (Discus)
2013 Second Team All-SEC (Discus)
2012 First Team All-American (Discus)
2012 SEC Champion (Discus)
2012 First Team All-SEC (Discus)
Outdoor – NCAA Bronze Medalist in the discus … Threw a personal best 62.78 meters / 206 feet at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. … His PR throw on the biggest stage went nearly 10 feet further than any competitive throw of the UK junior’s career … First-Team All-American for the second-consecutive season … USA Championships competitor … PR mark ranks No. 4 on the UK all-time performers’ list … Won the discus at the Heart of the Bluegrass Classic, the Kentuckiana Border Battle and the USF Bulls Invitational … Won the hammer throw with a PR 57.70 meters / 189′ 4″ at the Heart of the Bluegrass Classic.
Indoor – Narrowly missed a scoring position with a nearly two-foot PR weight throw 18.87M / 61’11” to place ninth at the SEC Championships.
Outdoor –Was named an All-American after finishing seventh in discus (58.91 meters / 193’03”) at NCAA Championships … SEC Discus Champion … Hammer throw at SECs also registered as sixth-best in school record book … Discus mark of 57.56 meters 188’10” at Texas Relays made him the No. 7 Wildcat in the event all-time.
Indoor –Posted the team’s best weight throw of the season with a mark of 17.70 meters / 58’01.00″ during the SEC Championships at home in Nutter Field House … SEC Championships weight throw was seventh-longest in school history … Shot put mark of 13.45 meters / 44’01.50″ at Kentucky invitational was third-best on team in 2012.
University of Michigan, Kalamazoo Community College: Was an All-American in the discus at theNikeOutdoor Nationals, finishing in sixth … Won the discus at the Midwest Meet of Champions … Finished fourth in the shot put at the Midwest Meet of Champions … Won the USA Junior National Outdoor Championships in the discus … Finished 10th at the 2010 Freshman College World Junior Championships in the discus.
Holds the fifth furthest discus throw in Michigan history (192 feet, seven inches) … All-State selection as a junior and senior in the discus, finishing second in the state as a sophomore … Finished second in the state in the shot put as a junior and senior, and eighth as a sophomore … High school finished second in regionals and at state as a senior … Competed in the 2010 World Junior Track & Field Championships in the discus (Moncton, Canada) … Played hockey as a freshman and football as a sophomore, junior and senior … Was an All-Conference selection as a tight end his senior year … Hockey team won the conference championship as a freshman.
Son of Lawrence and Laura Evans … Has one younger sister, Rachel … Comes from a very athletic family as his mom played volleyball at Kalamazoo Community College and his aunt played volleyball at Eastern Michigan University.