After having a weekend off from competition, the UTEP track and field team will continue the outdoor campaign at Texas Tech’s Masked Rider Open in Lubbock at the Terry & Linda Fuller Track and Field Complex on April 9 and 10.
Texas Tech is hosting a meet for the first time in two years, while it’s UTEP’s first time back in Lubbock for an outdoor event since April 5, 2014 when the Miners competed at the Texas Tech Open.
The field events will take place on April 9 and 10. The javelin will start at 12 p.m. MT on Friday. On April 10, the pole vault, long jump and high jump will commence at noon MT. The running events will be held on Saturday with the women’s 10,000 meter beginning at 7 a.m. MT. The meet will conclude at 6:45 p.m. MT with men’s 4×400 meter relay.
UTEP is coming off a pair of meets on March 25-27 at the Texas Relays and Bobcat Invitational. Highlighting the weekend was Bailey, who earned silver in the 400m and was part of the first-place 4x400m relay team at the 93rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
Bailey was named Conference USA Male Track Athlete of the Week on March 31. Nationally, Bailey ranks eighth and first in C-USA with his time of 45.46 in the 400m in Austin. Bailey will run his first 200m dash of the season.
The men’s 4x400m relay team composed of Powell, Hill, Hewitt and Bailey posted a time of 3:05.84 at the Texas Relays, ranking first in C-USA and 12th nationally.
Daland came up short of the program record when she clocked in a personal-best 10:47.78 at in the women’s 3000 steeplechase at the Texas Relays. Daland’s time ranks first in C-USA. Daland will run the 1500m in Lubbock for the first time in her outdoor career.
Shakeem Smith ranks first in C-USA in the 400m hurdles after posting a time of personal-best 50.45 for a third-place finish at the Texas Relays.
Hanson, who will compete in his second 400m this weekend, ranks third in C-USA with a 46.84 mark at the UTSA Invitational.
Chepkosgei ranks second in C-USA in the 800m with her time of 2:08.85 at the Texas Relays.
Talavera ranks third in the league in the 1500m, clocking in a 3:50.20 at the Relays.
Maribel Caicedo ranks second in the conference with her mark of 13.78 in the 100m hurdles.
Koncos ranks third in C-USA in the hammer throw, heaving a mark of 60.61m (198-10) at the UTSA Invitational.
Benavides ranks third in the conference in the pole vault, climbing 5.10m (16-8.75) at the Texas Relays.
The Miners will compete against host Texas Tech, Adams State, Barton CC, Eastern New Mexico, Lubbock Christian, New Mexico, New Mexico Highlands, New Mexico JC, NM State, Odessa, Oral Roberts, South Plains, UTPB, Wayland Baptist, Western Texas A&M, Western Texas.
Taking the track for the women are:
Geraldy Barron (100m, 200m, 4×400 [B]), Chinique Brown (200m, 400m, 4×400 [A]), Oghenekaro Brume (200m, 4×100, 4×400 [A]), Maribel Caicedo (200m, 100m hurdles, 4×100), Cierra Chenault (shot put, hammer throw), Carolyne Chepkosgei (800m), Samantha Cordier (shot put, discus, hammer throw), Aphiniti Crupper (200m, 400m, 4×400 [B]), Karoline Daland (1500m), Valerie Gonzalez (800m), Carshaylah Harrison (high jump), Ruth Jerubet (1500m), Madeline Jones (100m, 200m, 4×400 [B]), Joan Kimaiyo (1500m), Kayla Larry (shot put, discus, hammer throw), Andrea Lucero (800m), Denae McFarlane (100m, 200m, 4×100), Jacquilyn Orozco (800m), Natalia Roberts (200m, 4x400m [A]), and Sah-Jay Stevens (shot put, hammer throw).
Making the trip for the men are:
Ned Azemia (400m hurdles, 4x400m [B]), Sean Bailey (200m, 4x100m, 4x400m [A]), Paulo Benavides (pole vault), Titus Cheruiyot (3000m steeplechase), Arturo Ciriza (pole vault), Dereck Constance-Parris (400m hurdles), Benjamin Coronado (shot put, discus, hammer throw), Ronaldo Griffiths (400m hurdles, 4x400m [B]), Chevannie Hanson (400m, 4x100m, 4×400 [A]), Kevin Hewitt (400m, 4x400m [B]), Joshua Hill (400m, 4x400m [A]), Aleks Hristov (discus), Dennis Johnson (200m, 4x100m), Maxwell Kipkosgei (1500m), Karol Koncos (hammer throw), Rodgers Korir (1500m), Jared Ledesma (100m), Yusuf Mohamud (1500m), Misael Ortiz (shot put, discus, hammer throw), Jevaughn Powell (400m, 4×400 [B]), Emilio Rios (high jump), Michael Sims (800m), Shakeem Smith (400m hurdles, 4×100, 4×400 [A]), Kenneth Talavera (800m), Ishmel Williams (high jump), and Osaze Williams (800m).