MINERS

Erma Gene Evans
 Erma Gene Evans

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Castries, St. Lucia

High School:
Leon Hess Comprehensive

Last College:
Sir Aurthur Lewis C.C.

Height:
5-7

Event:
Throws

Miner Nuggets: Gained All-America honors in the javelin, taking sixth at the 2006 NCAA Championships ... Saint Lucia national record holder in the javelin with a personal best of 180-5 (55.00) ... has bested her national record four times at UTEP ... ranks second in the school record books in the javelin.

2006 (Junior): Outdoor: Ranked 100th in the world during the 2006 season in the javelin ... placed seventh in the javelin at the Central America Games on July 29 with a throw of 152-10 (46.58) ... took fourth at the NACAC in the javelin (49.72; 163-1) on July 7 ... gained NCAA All-American honors by finishing sixth in the javelin with a throw of 168-9 (51.45) at the NCAA Championships ... NCAA Midwest Regional runner-up with a throw of 173-7 (52.90) on May 26 ... set the Saint Lucia record winning the C-USA Championship with a throw of 180-5 (55.00) on May 12 ... took seventh at the Drake Relays with a throw of 159-11 (48.74) on April 28 ... broke her national record for the first time during the season taking the UTEP Invitational with a throw of 177-9 (54.19) on April 15 ... winner of the Texas Relays section A final with a throw of 169-11 (51.80) on April 8 ... opened the season with a throw of 163-5 (49.81) on April 1 to win the Springtime Invitational on April 1.

2005 (Sophomore): Outdoor: Had the top throw in her flight during the qualifying round of the NCAA Championships with a mark of 171-6 (52.27) ... was unable to compete in the final due to injury ... runner-up at the NCAA Midwest Regional, taking only two throws with a best of 168-8 (51.42) ... runner-up at the WAC Championships in the javelin (50.38; 165-3) ... placed fourth at the Drake Relays with a mark of 172-6 (52.57) ... set the Saint Lucia national record winning the Spira Invitational with a season-best of 172-10 (52.68) on April 16 ... named the WAC Athlete of the Week for establishing the national record for the second time during the season ... previously had broken the national record with a mark of 172-8 (52.64) to take fourth at the Texas Relays on April 9 ...opened the season with the gold at the Springtime Invitational (49.26; 161-7).

Before UTEP: Came to UTEP as the Saint Lucia senior and junior national record holder ... transferred from Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in Castries, St. Lucia ... third in the javelin (48.86/160-4) at the 2004 North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Championships on July 30 ... set the national record at the 2003 Pan American Championships in Bridgetown, Barbados, to take the gold medal ... holds the Pan American junior record ... competed at the 2002 Caribbean Championships in Nassau, Bahamas ... four-time Caripta silver medalist ... OECS champion in the javelin ... the 2003 junior and senior female Athlete of the Year in St. Lucia as well as the junior and senior Sportswoman of the Year ... set the college record in St. Lucia in the javelin and the discus ... took the gold in the javelin at the 2003 Independent Games ... the 2003 junior and senior national champion.

Personal: Full name is Erma Gene Evans ... majoring in marketing ... daughter of Timothy Verdant and Pauliana Evans ... has four sisters ... born Jan. 25, 1984 in Castries, St. Lucia.