Coretta Evans
Coretta Evans

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wheeling, IL

High School:
Evanston Township

Last College:
Lindenwood University

Height:
5-9

Event:
Sprints


2008 Highlights: Set a season-best time in the 400m dash of 58.78, finishing ninth at the MAC Championships (3/1/08)... began the season with a second-place finish in the 400m with a time of 59.52 at the Redbird Invite (12/8/07)... earned second place in the 200m at the Redbird Invite (12/8/07) with a time of 25.97... placed third at the Badger Track Classic (1/12/08) in the 60m with a time of 8.11... won the 200m dash at the Badger Track Classic (1/12/08) in 25.80.

2007 Highlights: Raced to a new school record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.72 at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/27/07)... broke her own record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.55 at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/24/07)... also set the school record in the 300-meter dash (40.9) at the Notre Dame Opener while capturing the title... ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay team that broke the school record and took the title with a time of (3.49.70) at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/16/07)... also ran the anchor leg of the third place 4x400 relay team with a time of 3.59.19 at the Redbird Open (12/9/06)... claimed a third place finish while sprinting to her personal best in the 400-meter dash (57.66) at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/27/07)... earned second-place in the 400-meter dash (59.18) also anchored the third-place 4x400-meter relay team (3:59.87)... captured the title in the 400-meter dash (55.64) and finished fourth overall in the 200-meter dash (25.28) at the Jack Shaw Classic (4/21/07)... earned second-place in the 200-meter dash with a time of (25.40) and fifth in the 400-meter dash (58.52) at the Redbird Classic (4/28/07)... re-wrote the school record book by setting a new record for the 200-meter dash (24.95) and the 400-meter dash (55.59) at the MAC Outdoor Championships (5/12/07).

2006 Highlights: Used season as redshirt campaign and will retain two years of eligibility.

Prior to NIU: Attended Lindenwood University...placed second in both the 200-meter dash (26.11) and 400-meter dash (1:00.87) at the Heart of America Athletic Championships.

Prep / Personal: During her four-year tenure at Evanston, helped the Wildkits to four Central Suburban South conference titles, a state championship (2003), two runner-up finishes (2001-02) and a third-place mark (2000)...was a four-time Central Suburban South All-Conference selection...earned four letters for head coach Fenton Gunter...Major-Special Education...Birthdate-February 26, 1984.

Personal Records

Indoor
200m25.552/24/07School Record
400m57.661/27/07
Outdoor
200m24.955/12/07School Record
400mtd>55.595/12/07School Record