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Flyin’ Miners Set for Final Home Meet of the Regular Season

The UTEP track and field team will host its final regular season meet on Saturday at Kidd Field, starting with the running events at 10:00 a.m. MT and running events at 2 :00 p.m.

The UTEP track and field team will honor 15 seniors prior to the running events.

Two seniors Fayon Gonzales and Abedola Akomolafe will compete in the hammer throw set for 10:00 a.m. The pair will join Samantha Hall in the discus throw at 2:15 p.m. Hall earned Conference USA athlete of the week honors last week and ranks first in league.

In the long jump, Israel Ramsay will compete at 2:30 p.m. Ramsay ranks eighth in C-USA with a mark of 5.88m posted at the UTEP Springtime.

In the track events, Truphena Sum will compete in the 1,500m run set for 2:10 p.m. Yanique Bennett will take the track at 2:30 p.m. in the 100m hurdles along with sophomore Tobi Amusan. Amusan opened the season at home notching the fastest time in the nation (12.63).

Ada Benjamin, who currently leads the league in the 400m will race at 2:45 p.m. Brittney Adams will see action in both the 100m and the 400m hurdles, along with Yanique Bennett at 3:45 p.m.

Florence Uwakwe compete in the 200m at 4:05 p.m. Uwakwe will run the anchor leg of the 4x400m relay, which ranks third in the league.

On the men’s side, Kevin Rincon will compete in the hammer throw starting at 11:30 a.m. Brandon Moss will compete in the long jump set for 2:30 p.m.

Seniors, Cosmas Boit and Evans Kiprono will compete in the 1,500m run at 2:20 p.m. Yinka Oyebanjo-Odofin will race in the 400m hurdles starting at 3:55 p.m.

James Bias will run in the 400m at 3:15 p.m. along with Emmanuel Korir and Michael Saruni. This will be the second meet for Korir this outdoor season after running the fastest time in the country in the 800m last week at the Jim Bush Invitational.

Saruni has competed in three different events claiming the number one spot in all three races. His highlight of the season so far was at the Texas Relays where he won the 800m and posted the third-fastest time in the nation.

This will be the last home meet of the regular season before the Miners travel to Berkley, Calif. for the Brutus Hamilton Open on April 28-29 UTEP host the 2017 C-USA Outdoor Championships May 11-14.

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