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Flyin’ Miners Amusan, Saruni Garner Male and Female C-USA Athlete of the Week

Following another impressive performance at the New Mexico Classic, Michael Saruni (800m) and Tobi Amsuan (long jump) were named Conference USA Track Male and Female Athlete of the Week by the league office TuesdayAfternoon.

This is Amusan’s second award of the 2017 indoor season after setting a personal best in the long jump with a mark of 6.15m (20-2.25). Amusan moves into third on the all-time best list in school history.

Freshman Saruni notched his first Athlete of the Week award with an impressive 800m run at the New Mexico Classic. This was Saruni’s first time running the event on a banked 200m track and set a personal best of 1:46.90.

Amusan and Saruni will return to the Albuquerque Convention Center for the Don Kirby Collegiate Invitational this Fridayand Saturday in preporation for the C-USA Indoor Championships Feb. 18-19.

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