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Mark Everett, a Bagdad native, is a former American middle-distance runner who participated in three Olympic events: 1988 Seoul, South Korea; 1992 Barcelona, Spain; and 2000 Sydney, Australia.
Mark is a 1986 graduate from Milton High School, and furthered his education as a graduate from the University of Florida in 1990 with a distinguished career in track and field.
Everett was a three-time NCAA Champion while running track for the UF Gators. He was a nine-time All-American selection for Florida, winning 13 individual SEC titles. While competing for UF, Mark set the school record for the 800 meters (indoor and outdoor), and he set the NCAA meet record for the 800 meters in 1990.
Mark Everett from the US wins the Men's 800 Meters in 1:48.30 at the 1999 Adidas D.C. Invitational at George Mason University, 19 February, Fairfax, VA. AFP PHOTO Tim Sloan
Everett is considered one of the most versatile and long-lived of American 400 and 800-meter runners, making his third Olympic Team by winning the 800 m at Sacramento. His career highlights include being a
three-time Olympian; twelve-time National Champion, indoors and outdoors, from 500 yards through 800m; 1993 Word Championships relay gold medalist; 1991 World Champion bronze medalist at 800m; breaking indoor world records in 1993 (spring medley) and 1992 (600y); and a two-time NCAA Champion.
High honors were bestowed on Everett as he was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001 as a "Gator Great."
Everett's UF connection continued as a volunteer coach for the Gators. He later became a track coach at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama.