Local Track Star Heads to Sochi

Aja Evans is heading to Sochi with the U.S. bobsled team! She first started her athletic career as a track star in high school and at the University of Illinois during college. It was only in 2012 when she turned to bobsled, but you could say it just runs in the family.

Evans’ brother is the defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, her uncle is Gary Matthews is the former hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs, her cousin is Major League Baseball player Gary Matthews, Jr. and her father was the first African American swimmer to win a national collegiate championship.

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Below I’ll just include some interesting videos on Aja Evans and where she used to train in Highland Park. Only 15 more days til the Winter Olympics!

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