President and Founder

Rhea Yates is the Founder and President of Evolution Track and Field and Cross Country Club. Rhea had a vision of promoting the sport of track and field in the Johnston County community. Today, Evolution Track and Field and Cross Country Club is the first and only track and field organization in Johnston County, has doubled in participation every year, and is known as the leading authority in track and field in the county. 


Steven Gunter helped expand Evolution Track and Field and Cross Country Club. He has assisted in forwarding the vision of Evolution, while also growing it's team roster of coaches, trainers, and support staff. 

Board Member

Carlton Allen is a long experienced coach in Track and Field. Having coached at numerous Universities and Colleges, Carlton brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Board to help assist the Club in making good decisions. 

Board Member

Alan Byrd has a rich background in the sports world as an athlete and coach. With an incredible teaching talent, passion, and strong decision making ability, Alan adds an enormous amount of value to the Board and the club.


Kristy Moore serves as secretary to the board. With an extensive amount of administrative experience and a sense of attention to detail, Janet brings added value and professionalism to the club.