Evans aims to break Bowie’s 1,600 record

Se­nior who has sought goal for two years will com­pete at Texas Re­lays.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Rick Cantu rcantu@states­man.com Evans

A school record in the 1,600 me­ters would be Bowie se­nior Carolyn Evans’ grad­u­a­tion gift to her­self.

Evans has run the race in 5 min­utes, 9 sec­onds. The school record is 5:06, set by Shaunte Alexan­der in 1994. The record will be bro­ken soon, Evans and long­time Bowie track coach Rita Gon­za­les said.

Evans hopes to be­come Bowie’s new 1,600 queen this week- end. She’s among four Bull­dogs who will com­pete at the Texas Re­lays on Fri­day and Satur­day at Mike My­ers Sta­dium.

The Stephen F. Austin-bound Evans has been seek­ing the record book for about two years, she said dur­ing a work­out Thurs­day on the Bowie track. She also is look­ing for­ward to com­pet­ing in the Re­lays for the first time.

“It’s some­thing I started to think about when I was a sopho­more and I was get­ting to be more com­pet­i­tive in track,” Evans said. “This year I knew I’d have a bet­ter chance be­cause I’m get­ting faster.”

Evans will com­pete in two races

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