FILE: 2016 UTEP’s Tobi Amusan (right) on the 100m Hurdles, Amusan would go on and set a new Kidd Field record and 4th Fastest time in the World for 2016 with a time of 12.83
The UTEP track and field team will open the outdoor campaign at the first of three meets at Kidd Field this Saturday.
UTEP will host the UTEP Invitational (April 22) and the Conference-USA Championships (May 11-14). The Miners will compete at the Texas Relays (March 28-April1), Mr. SAC Distance/UCLA Invitational (April 13-15), the Brutus Hamilton Open & Challenge (28-29).
The women’s team will head into the outdoor season after celebrating it’s third consecutive C-USA championship title. The Miners will look to start the outdoor season on the right foot after a fourth-place finish last year.
On the women’s side, All-American Tobi Amusan returns to her prime event in the 100m hurdles. Amusan competed at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics placing 11th in the world. The sophomore will take the track at 2:35 p.m. MT.
Florence Uwakwe will run the 400m set for a 4:30 p.m. start. The senior holds the school second fastest time in that event.
Michael Saruni will compete in the 400m set to start at 4:55 p.m. Saruni won gold at the C-USA championships in both the 800m and the mile run. The freshman was named C-USA athlete of the week during the indoor season and was named an All-American during the indoor season.
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