Kenny Evans

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKenny•Evans
Used nameKenny•Evans
Born6 April 1979 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (USA)
Measurements188 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsArkansas Razorbacks, Fayetteville (USA)
NOC United States


Kenny Evans was a high jumper who competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, finishing 13th in the final round when he missed his second height of 2.25 metres. Evans attended college at the University of Arkansas where he won NCAA Indoor titles in 1998 and 2001 and was a three-time indoor champion at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championships and won the 1998 SEC Outdoor Championship. Evans graduated from Arkansas in 2003.

Evans’ son, Keenan Evans, starred as a college basketball player at Texas Tech University. He later played in NBA Summer Leagues and then began professionally playing in Europe in 2019. In 2007 Kenny Evans was inducted into the Arkansas Track and Field Hall Fame.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.31i (2000).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2000 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Kenny Evans
High Jump, Men (Olympic) 13