Following hot on the heels of signings from Shavine Hodges and Ryan Milus we are excited to announce the arrival of Terra Evans as the latest athlete to join Altis. Evans, a 24 year old sprinter from Phoenix, Arizona, comes from a family who are no strangers to success: Terra’s Father, Dwayne Evans, won an Olympic Bronze Medal in the 200m at Montreal in 1976 and twin sister Taylor is an All American sprinter. Recruitment Director, Andreas Behm is delighted with the signing: “We are excited to be welcoming Terra into the WAC family … Terra is an accomplished sprinter with great potential and a mindset geared to success – no doubt she will excel here.”
In true WAC custom, we sat down with Terra to welcome her in and find out more:
What School did you attend and what is your Degree in?
I graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sport Sciences.
What events do you compete in, and what are your current PR’s?
100m – 11.28s
200m – 23.18s
Have you competed in other sports?
In my freshmen year of high school I played badminton.
What do you do when you’re away from the track?
When not on the track, I’m reading, listening to music, watching TV, or hanging out with family and friends.
What would be your dream vacation?
My ideal vacation is a place where I can relax and have some fun.
What’s your favorite movie?
I have two favorite movies: Aladdin and Love Jones.
And your favorite meal?
My favorite meal is crab legs.
Who are your sporting heroes?
My sporting heroes are my daddy, Dwayne Evans and Wilma Rudolph.
Do you have a favorite quote?
Yes: “Follow your dream, but never forget your heart” and “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
What is your pre-meet routine?
I pray before every meet.
Do you have a pre-competition play list?
I just put my iPod on shuffle and let it play.
What are your career goals post athletics?
When my athletic career is finished I want to go back to school and get my Masters in Exercise Science with a focus in biomechanics.
What does Track & Field need to do to build its popularity in N America?
Track & Field needs to publicized more and not just during the Olympics. Last year, the American Track League started. This series of meets in the US will bring more popularity to sports by allowing American to see more elite athletes run in person and not just relying on TV coverage.
What does success look like to you?
Success is when I have accomplished all the goals that I have set for myself.
What are the 3 most important factors that have determined your success so far?
I would say the 3 most important factors for my success are faith, support, and discipline.
What motivates you?
I’m motivated by my family and my own drive to be successful.
What has prevented you from succeeding in the past?
Injuries have prevented me from being successful on the track.
What can prevent you from succeeding in the future?
Nothing can prevent me from being successful. I am totally focused, ready to put my all into my training and get rid of the distractions off the track that can prevent my success.
Why did you choose to join the WAC?
After visiting the facilities and talking with the coaches and athletes, I felt WAC was the place for me to continue my training. It is a great training environment. It’s a place where I can become a better athlete and get the results I want.
What are you most looking forward to about being based here?
I’m most looking forward to being a part of WAC and working with some of the best athletes in the world.
And lastly, anything you are dreading?!
I’m not dreading anything. I’m excited to get to work!