Aaron Evans Finishes 2nd in NACAC Champs

July 11, 2010

aaron evans Bermuda National Record holder Aaron Evans put on an outstanding performance to finish 2nd in the 800m at the NACAC Champs in Miami in a time of 1.47.79 this evening [July 11].

The son of Whitney Principal Dr. Freddie Evans, and Northlands Deputy Principal Gina Evans, Aaron Evans was previously a semifinalist in the 800 at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, won a silver medal in the 800m at the 2009 Carifta Games and a bronze medal at the 2008 Carifta Games. Having twice broken the Bermuda National Record in the 800m this year, the 20 yr-old is one of the athletes who is projected to be a medal threat in the upcoming CAC Games in Puerto Rico.

Also competing for Bermuda was the island’s top sprinter Tre Houston, who set a new personal best time of 21.04 in the 200 metres, bettering his previous time of 21.24. Mr Houston placed 3rd in his heat, however they only took the top two and he missed qualifying for the finals by a mere 0.01 of a second.

NACAC [North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association] is the continential confederation governing body of athletics for national governing bodies and multi-national federations within North America, Central America and the Caribbean. The event is extremely competitive, with top ranked athletes from all the regions represented.

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