• November 28, 2021
 Miners Notch Four First Place Finishes at Brutus Hamilton Challenge

2017 UTEP Invitational, Kidd Field El Paso, TX

Miners Notch Four First Place Finishes at Brutus Hamilton Challenge

Berkley, Ca. – The UTEP track and field team had four first-place finishes in six different events on day one Friday at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge.

Karol Koncos won the men’s hammer throw tossing 63.35m (207-10). Koncos has thrown over 60m four times this season. Kevin Rincon placed 12th overall with a throw of 45.02m (147-08).

Daniel Cheruiyot took the lead in the 3,000m steeplechase and never looked back stopping the clock at 9:07.17. Antony Kosgei (14:37.21) and Evans Kirpono (15:07.87) finished first and second respectively in the 5,000m run.

Winny Koech took home gold in the women’s 5,000m run leading the race from the start to finish with a time of 16:45.77, followed by teammate Gladys Jerotich with a season-best 17:23.25.

Fayon Gonzales threw 50.11m (164-05) to place fourth in the javelin and placed eighth in the hammer throw with a toss of 37.75m (123-10). Abedola Akomolafe took ninth-place with a toss of 48.96m (160-07), followed by Cierra Chenault in 10th with a personal-best 45.91m (150-07).

Lucia Mokrasova placed fourth in the women’s javelin with a toss of 36.67m (123-07).

The Miners return to action on Saturday with the first field event starting at 10:00 a.m. PT and the first running event starting at 1:20 p.m.

For live updates and breaking news follow @UTEPTrack on Twitter and uteptrack on Instagram.

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