Dwayne Evans

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Dwayne Evans
Personal information
Nationality  American
Born (1958-10-13) October 13, 1958 (age 58)
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Residence Yuma, Arizona
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 meters, 200 meters
College team Arizona State Sun Devils

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]


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Preceded by
Houston McTear
Track & Field News High School Boys Athlete of the Year
Succeeded by
Renaldo Nehemiah
Preceded by
United States Marshall Dill
Men's World Junior Record Holder, 200 metres
22 June 1976 – 11 May 1985
Succeeded by
United States Roy Martin