For the second time in the last three years, Track & Field News has ranked Evan second in the world in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The ranking was pretty much a no-brainer, given Evan's Olympic silver behind Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto, who got the gold in Rio and the 2016 #1 spot.
Evan, of course, got the top U.S. ranking in the steeple. It was his fifth straight such ranking since 2012, the year he took up the event. The last American man to have a longer streak at #1 in the steeple was Henry Marsh, who was ranked the top U.S. steepler from 1978 through 1983.
Evan also picked up a #7 ranking on the U.S. 5K list, and tied with 1500-meter Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz for 5th in the overall U.S. rankings.