• May 6, 2021

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UTEP Alumni Okagbare Qualifies for Long Jump Final

LONDON – Former UTEP Miner Blessing Okagbare qualified for the women’s long jump final at the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) World Championships on Wednesday afternoon. Under rainy conditions, Okagbare notched a second-place finish with a mark of 6.51m (21-3.5). The Nigeria native qualified for her third World Championship final. She garnered a silver […]Read More

UTEP’s Korir and Okagbare Advance to Semifinal Round

LONDON – UTEP’s Emmanuel Korir and former Miner Blessing Okagbare advanced to the semifinal round of their respective events Saturday morning at the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) World Championships. Korir made his debut for at the World Championships a success, winning heat four of five with a qualifying time of 1:47.08. The Kenyan advances to the […]Read More

UTEP Athletics Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Class

Antonio Davis, Seth Joyner, Blessing Okagbare, Cynthia Ruelas-Macias and Paul Stankowski form the 15th induction class into the UTEP Athletics Hall of Fame. They will be honored at the induction banquet on Friday, Oct. 27 at the Larry K. Durham Sports Center, as well as at the UTEP football team’s Oct. 28 home game versus […]Read More

Mining for Gold: Martina Finishes Fifth in Final; Okagbare Runs

UTEP great Churandy Martina finished fifth in the men’s 200m final on Thursday night, while another Miner great Blessing Okagbare and the Nigerian 4x100m relay team qualified Thursday morning for the final at the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. Martina of the Netherlands clocked a time of 20.13, .01 second behind Great Britain’s Adam […]Read More

Former UTEP runner Okagbare Set to Compete at IAAF World

Former UTEP sprinter and jumper, Blessing Okagbare, will represent the country of Nigeria at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing from Aug. 22-30. Okagbare will be competing in the 100m dash, 200m dash and she is listed as a possible candidate for the 4x100m relay team. Okagbare is Nigeria’s most prominent track and field […]Read More