George Evans

Position Throws
Height 6'5''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Inverness, Scotland
High School Strathallan School

CAREER RESULTS

Career Highlights
2018 Outdoor Second Team All-American (Discus)

 

2019 OUTDOOR (Jr.)
Posted a second place finish in the discus at the ESU Spring Invitational (3/23), finishing with a mark of 57.23 meters (187-9 ft.) … Recorded a personal best in the shot put at the Florida Relays (3/28-30) with a mark of 16.01 meters (52-6.5 ft.) … Finished fifth in the shot put with a personal-best mark of 17.05 meters (55-11.25 ft.) and won the discus with a personal-best mark of 59.84 meters (196-4 ft.) to become the No. 7 performer in KU history at the Battle on the Bayou (4/6).

2019 INDOOR (So.)
Threw a personal-best in the shot put at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/18) with a mark of 15.56 meters (51-00.75 ft.) and finished third in the weight throw with a mark of 17.94 meters (58-10.25 ft.) which is the eighth-best performance in Kansas history … Posted a second-place finish in the shot put at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-1/26) with a throw of 15.42 meters (50-7.25 ft.) … Recorded personal bests in both the shot put, with a mark of 16.69 meters (54-9.25 ft.) and the weight throw with a mark of 18.11 meters (59-5 ft.) to become the No. 8 weight throw performer in KU history at the Texas Tech Open (2/1-2/2) … Finished seventh in the shot put with a mark of 16.66 meters (54-8 ft.) and posted a seventh place finish in the weight throw with a mark of 17.55 meters (57-7 ft.) at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/22-2/23).

2018 OUTDOOR (Fr.)
Won the open section of the discus at the Sun Angel Classic (4/6-7) with a mark of 53.92 meters (176-11 ft.) and finished ninth in the open shot put with a throw of 15.13 meters (49-7.75 ft.) … Placed second in the quadrangular section of the discus at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) with a personal-best mark of 55.73 meters (182-10 ft.) and finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 15.27 meters (50-1.25 ft.) … Placed second in the discus with a mark of 55.41 meters (181-9 ft.) and recorded a career-best mark of 15.86 meters (52-0.5 ft.) in the shot put at the National Relay Championships (4/27-28) … Placed second in the discus with a career-best mark of 58.67 meters (192-6 ft.) at the Big 12 Championship (5/11-13) to become the No. 8 performer in KU history in the event … Also placed 12th in the shot put at the conference meet … Qualified for the NCAA Championships by placing fifth in the discus at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/24-26) with a mark of 55.89 meters (183-4 ft.) … Earned Second Team All-America honors in the discus with a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/6-9) with a throw of 54.41 meters (178-6 ft.).

2018 INDOOR (Fr.)
Opened his career with a seventh-place finish in the shot put (14.09m; 48-10.5 ft.) at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-26) … Finished 12th at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/23-24) in the shot put with a throw of 15.28 meters (50-1.75 ft.).

HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in track & field, basketball and rugby at Strathallan School in Perth, Scotland … Won the bronze medal at the IAAF World U18 Championships in discus … Won the silver medal in discus at the Commonwealth U18 Championships … Won the bronze medal at the European U20 Championships in discus.

PERSONAL
Son of Roger and Kathleen Evans … Has two younger siblings, Tom and Bethany … Plans to major in exercise science.