Former Union star Evans commits to EOU

By Observer staff June 13, 2014 10:25 am

McKenzie Evans will be sticking around the area for college after a decorated high school track career.

The recent Union graduate inked a letter of intent to compete in both cross country and track and field for Eastern Oregon University, track and field head coach Ben Welch announced Thursday.

“McKenzie is one of the most successful athletes to come out of Union’s historic program and will help provide EOU with leadership, and strong academic and athletic skills,” head coach Ben Welch stated. “As part of Union’s powerhouse cross country teams, McKenzie has helped raise the bar for all of Northeast Oregon high school running.”

 As a runner on the Bobcats cross country team, Evans finished third in state in 2011, second in 2012 and won the state meet in 2013. She set the 3A/2A/1A state meet record with a time of 18 minutes, 42 seconds in her senior year.

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