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ALBUQUERQUE – Fourteen Miners set personal bests, as the UTEP track and field team concluded day one at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic Friday evening in the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Titus Cheruiyot claimed his third 3000m title of the season, finishing with a personal-best 8:21.93. Teammates Rodgers Korir placed seventh (8:40.86) and Boaz Ronoh finished eighth with a personal-best 8:42.30. Kayn Quinones also recorded a personal best with a 9:17.23.
In the women’s 200m dash, Johna Diggs clocked a personal-best 26.43, while Natalia Roberts also set a personal best, recording a 26.62.
Linda Cheruiyot placed 10th in the 3000m, clocking in a 10:25.26, while Joan Kimaiyo ran a personal-best 11:05.33.
Yasmine George ran a personal-best 57.47 in the 400m, placing 13th.
Davion Bynaum set a personal best, recording a time of 21.59 in the 200m dash.
Karol Koncos set his personal best in the weight throw, registering a 20.03m toss, placing fourth. Benjamin Coronado finished 11th in the weight throw, recording a 15.36m toss.
A pair of El Paso products set personal bests in the pole vault. Freshman Keith Rodriguez (Eastlake HS) and redshirt junior Arturo Ciriza (Bel Air HS) each recorded a 4.51m.
Samantha Cordier has been getting stronger as the season has progressed, setting another personal best in the weight throw with a toss of 17.54m, finishing sixth in the finals. Sah-Jay Stevens also set a personal best in the weight throw, notching a 15.43m toss.
Emilio Rios and Austin Ondijo each set personal-best marks in the high jump, registering a 1.99m.
Day two will resume Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. with the men’s “A” pole vault and women’s shot put, and will end at 2:30 p.m. with the women’s 4x400m relay.