DES MOINES, Iowa – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 2013 graduate Liz Evans came home 7th of 18 competitors in the women's high jump at the USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Drake University.
Evans cleared 1.83 meters (6' 0") in her 13th consecutive appearance at a USATF National Championship. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Evans has eclipsed the 6' 0" mark in the women's jump at an official event.
She competed in the United States Olympic Trials in June 2016 and has a career-best USTAF national finish of third at the 2015 Indoor Championships.
Her Rose-Hulman career featured five NCAA Division III women's high jump national championships and eight All-American awards. She holds the all-time Division III record in the women's high jump (6' 0 1/2").
Evans became the second Rose-Hulman graduate to compete in the United States Track and Field Olympic Trials in 2016. Four-time All-American and two-time national runner-up Tony Allen competed in both the 1980 and 1984 United States Olympic Trials in the Decathlon.
The academic standout earned undergraduate bachelor's degrees in both mathematics and electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman in 2013. She later completed an engineering management master's degree for her third Rose-Hulman diploma in 2015. Evans has recently served as a volunteer assistant coach for the nationally regarded Fightin' Engineer track and field program.
In addition to five NCAA Division III national championships and eight All-American awards, Evans was also a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American with two first-team honors. Her eight All-American awards included five first-place efforts (2013 Outdoors; 2012 Indoors and Outdoors; 2011 Indoors and Outdoors), two national runner-up performances (2010 Indoors and Outdoors) and one third-place effort (2013 Indoors).