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Evans qualifies for four events at state meet

Tanisha Evans / May 27, 2009
Tanisha Evans has enjoyed an outstanding spring for the HCHS girls track team, qualifying for this weekend’s state AAA meet in four events.

And Evans hopes to qualify for a national meet coming in June. Evans has qualified for the state in the 300 hurdles, the 200 meters, 100 meters and the triple jump. The 300 hurdles is her best event, and she hopes to place in the state in that event. Evans has run 45.08 seconds in the 300.

The group AAA meet will be held in Newport News Friday and Saturday.

Evans is a junior, and she has shown superb focus this spring. She has worked diligently “to come out here and do what I’m supposed to do, keep my mind on what I’m supposed to be doing, trying to reach heights that I want to reach.

“I want to go to college, and hopefully to an Olympics, go all the way,” Evans said.

HCHS coach Mary Douglas praised Evans.

“She’s a really hard worker. She one of the ones I can count on to go to practice ... She has a lot of determination and she has set goals for herself. I can see that she’s really trying to reach those goals. We’re going to do everything that we can to get her a scholarship for college,” said Douglas.

Douglas believes Evans can cut her hurdles time to the 42-43 range. “I’m sure once we get that, a lot of colleges are going to look at her. Even with a 45, I think she’ll get a lot of attention,” said Douglas.

The coach also hopes to get Evans qualified for the nationals. That meet will be held at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro in June.

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