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Flyin’ Miners’ Koech Wins Gold at C-USA Championships

Charlotte, N.C. – Junior Winny Koech won the women’s 10,000m at the 2019 Conference USA Championships on Friday night.

The distance runner was the first Miner to claim a gold medal, clocking in a time of 34:49.58.

On the men’s side, underclassmen Rodgers Korir and Boaz Ronoh earned podium finishes in the 10,000m. Korir crossed the finish line second with a time of 30:29.56. Teammate Ronoh posted a bronze-medal finish with a personal-best time of 30:31.53. Sophomore Cornelius Kapel also ran in the event and notched a personal best of 31.39.67.

In the men’s hammer throw, Karol Koncos registered a silver-medal finish with a toss of 61.62m in his final attempt of the day.

Rebecca Oshinbanjo wrapped up the final day of the heptathlon with a seventh-place finish overall. The senior clocked in a time of 2:25.76 in the 800m, notching sixth place.

Oshinbanjo finished eighth in the long jump with a leap of 5.35m. The multi-event athlete helped the Miners earn two points.

After three events, the men’s team is tied for third with 24 points. The women’s team sits in sixth place with 12 points.

The Miners will return to the field Saturday starting at 7 a.m. MT with the women’s discus throw.

For live results, schedule and streaming, please visit the  C-USA Tournament website