Dwayne Evans
Personal information
Nationality American
Born (1958-10-13) October 13, 1958 (age 63)
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)100 meters, 200 meters
College teamArizona State Sun Devils
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal 200 metres
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1985 Canberra 4×100 metres relay

Dwayne Eugene Evans (born October 13, 1958) is an American athlete who mainly competed in the 200 meters.

He competed for the United States in the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where he won the bronze medal in the men's 200 metres event. That same year, he had just graduated from South Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona.[1] That year he also set the still standing NFHS national high school records in the 220 yard dash at 20.5. The federation converted record-keeping to metric distances shortly afterward.[2] He was Track and Field News "High School Athlete of the Year" in 1976.[3] He continued to run, achieving his PR of 20.08 in 1987.

Evans is currently coaching Track at South Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and has twin daughters who are track athletes at Texas Tech University.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ Jos E. Garcia (August 1, 2008). "South Mountain's Evans recalls bronze medal". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2011.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) National High School Record Book
  3. ^ "T&FN High School Boys Athletes Of The Year, 1947–2019". Track & Filed News. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  4. ^ http://regulus.azstarnet.com/varsity/features/allstars_01_baseball.php[permanent dead link] Arizona Star
  5. ^ Sorensen, Spencer (February 10, 2010). "Texas Tech Student-Athlete Spotlight: Taylor and Terra Evans". Texas Tech. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
Awards Preceded byHouston McTear Track & Field News High School Boys Athlete of the Year 1976 Succeeded byRenaldo Nehemiah Records Preceded by Marshall Dill Men's World Junior Record Holder, 200 metres 22 June 1976 – 11 May 1985 Succeeded by Roy Martin