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Kayla Evans
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.
High School: Bellarmine Prep
Experience: 2 Letters
Evans Features
» The Finishing Kick With Kayla Evans (GoHuskies.com; Oct. 4, 2012)

2012-13 (Track): 
Had one of the top moments of the 2013 season as she closed out her Husky career by scoring at Pac-12s for the first time, earning two points with a seventh-place finish in the 10,000-meters … the 10k at Pac-12s was her first run at the distance, as she finished in 36:26.20 in the hot Los Angeles evening … she got the win at the Ken Shannon Invite in the 5,000-meters, running 17:49.52 … scored in the UW-WSU Dual in the 3,000-meters, finishing third in 10:08.67 … also had a win at the Ralph Vernacchia Invite in the 1,500m in 4:48.80 in her first race of the season … a Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team honoree … won the athletic department’s annual Gertrude Peoples Postgraduate Scholarship ... (Cross Country): An inspiring comeback season for the senior, as she ran in UW's top-seven at every race, en route to her first appearance at the NCAA Championships since 2009 ... ran in UW's top-five at the three preseason meets, starting with a ninth-place finish, second on the squad, at the Sundodger in 21:17 ... helped the Huskies to second at the Greater Louisville Classic, placing 23rd overall and fourth on the team in 17:16 for 5k ... capped the UW scoring with an 80th-place finish at the Adidas Wisconsin Invite, running a season's-best 6k time of 20:43 ... returned to nationals for the first time in three years, and was the No. 7 Husky finisher as UW placed ninth overall, running the 6k course in 21:32 for a 203rd-place effort ... was sixth on the team at West Regionals at Jefferson Park Golf Course, finishing 48th overall ... finished 58th at the Pac-12 meet, the seventh Husky across the line, despite battling illness ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2011-12 (Track): Returned to action late in the outdoor track season, running for the first time at the UW-WSU Dual meet at the end of April, clocking a 9:57.51 to finish sixth in the 3,000-meters ... just a week later, she took more than ten seconds off that time, running 9:46.28 at the Oregon Twilight Meet ... a Pac-12 All-Academic Team honorable mention.

2010-11 (Track): Redshirted the outdoor track season ... (Cross Country): Competed in the first five meets of the season for the Dawgs, starting with a fourth-place finish in the UW-WSU dual as the Huskies got the team win ... sixth among Huskies and 11th overall at the Sundodger Invitational in a time of 21:39, a full minute faster than the year before ... scored for the Huskies at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing 48th overall for fourth on the team ... was the No. 6 UW finisher at the Pre-National meet, placing 187th overall ... concluded her season at the Pac-10 Championships in Seattle, placing 54th overall in 21:38.

2009-10 (Track): Strong sophomore season saw her qualify for the NCAA Championship West Preliminaries at 5,000-meters and set big personal-bests in the 5k and the 1,500-meters ... made it to Austin for West Prelims, taking 39th in the heat in 17:46.63 ... qualifying time for the 5k came at the Mt. SAC Relays where she clocked a PR of 16:43.01 ... opened her outdoor season with a career-best 1,500-meter run at the Stanford Invitational, going 4:33.94 ... ran the 5,000-meters at the Pac-10 Championships, finishing 23rd in 17:21.48 ... scored in the UW-WSU dual, taking third in the 3,000-meters in 10:13.12 ... did not compete during the indoor season ... recognized for her academics with a spot on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... (Cross Country): Arguably the most improved Husky, coming on strong over the last month of the season to earn a spot in UW's top-seven at the NCAA Championships, where she placed 166th in her first run in Terre Haute ... made her first run in the top-seven at the West Regional Championships, where she was an impressive 30th-place overall as the Huskies won the team title ... breakout run came at the Mike Hodges Invite, where she placed second overall, leading the UW squad in 17:56 over 5k ... also ran third at the Emerald City Open, and started the year with a 27th-place finish at the Sundodger in her first college cross country run ... earned Pac-10 Academic honorable mention.

2008-09 (Track): In track, competed twice indoors, running the 3,000-meters both times with a best of 10:15.70 at the UW Last Chance Qualifier ... ran at five meets during the outdoor season, highlighted by a 4:40.77 time in the 1,500-meters at the Oregon Relays ... placed 10th in the 3k at the UW-WSU dual meet ... redshirted the cross country season.

High School and Personal: Born in Federal Way, Washington ... parents are Shawn and Raymond Evans ... has one younger brother, Kevin ... one of the top runners in the state of Washington as a senior, placing second at the Washington 4A state cross country meet, and taking 5th in the 1600m and 10th in the 3200m on the track ... as a junior finished 4th in cross country, and 7th in the 3200m ... two-time Nike BorderClash competitor, placing 7th in 2006 and 3rd in 2007 ... finished 19th at the 2007 Footlocker West Regional cross country run ... West Central District XC champion in 2007 ... led team to state track title her senior year ... high school valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA and a scholar athlete as a senior ... enrolled in honors program at UW.

Major Meets
2009 Regional XC - 30th (7th UW)
2009 NCAA XC - 166th (6th UW)
2010 Pac-10 TF - 23rd, 5000m
2010 Regional TF - 39th, 5000m
2010 Pac-10 XC - 54th (9th UW)
2012 Pac-12 XC - 58th (7th UW)
2012 Regional XC - 48th (6th UW)
2012 NCAA XC - 203rd (7th UW)
2013 Pac-12 TF - 7th, 10,000m

Collegiate Best Times
1500m.......4:33.94
3000m.......9:46.28
5000m.......16:43.01
10,000m.......36:26.20
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