"I would be okay with them already having a relay set where I was new," she said.
But with Evans on the team with Emily Wesley, Abby Kerbaugh and Kelsey Barbato this year, the Rebels have the top time in Class AA in both the 1,600 and 3,200 relays.
"They're going to have expectations from those who have graduated. I'm just hoping to fill those," she said.
She's doing that so far.
At last week's Boyle County Invitational, Evans ran her fastest time in the 400 at 1 minute, 1.2 seconds, which is currently the third best time in Class AA this year.
"You get a surprise each year. And she's a surprise this year for the girls team," Boyle coach Dave Garrett said. "A kid you didn't know, didn't know anything about her, and here she is scoring points. She wasn't even on your team last year. So that's amazing."
Evans admits she has done even more than she expected already, but she's striving for more.
"I still want to break a minute in the 400, so that's my goal," she said. "I knew I could get low. It's really good to see my self come along. I knew I could do it. It's just taken while to get there."
Driving toward state
Naturally, she has an eye towards state.
"I think I can make it, but there is good (regional) competition with (Nicole) Coffman (of Casey County), (Rockcastle County's Sarah) Hammonds, and Mercer County has a couple of fast ones," she said. "There's a lot of good competition."
She credits Garrett's training regimen for allowing her to continue to lower her times, but Garrett said she has worked hard on her own.
"It's a lot of work, but there's always a place you can get better," he said. "We feel if she improves that first curve, that will be the difference. But she's doing a great job."
While the 400 is her best race, Evans is thrilled with how the Rebels' relays are doing.
"We're pushing toward the school record, and I'm very excited with what we've done," she said. "We've got some injuries a little bit, but we're still getting better.
"We're looking for some really good competition. I think we can push it even lower if we have someone good to run against."
Garrett could not have asked for a better runner, and person, to throw in with three of his veterans.
"She does more than fit in. She sets the tone a lot of the time in her performance," Garrett said. "She's very humble, very coachable, likable, funny. She's just one of us."
Tonight, Evans will see how far she's come at the Central Kentucky Conference Championships at Henry Clay.
"I'm looking forward to that a lot. I think that's a meet where you'll see how everyone has progressed," she said. "We haven't run against Rockcastle in a while. It will be good to see everyone together."