• September 23, 2021

Tags : Emmanuel Korir

UTEP’s Korir Declares to Run Professionally for Nike

The now former UTEP track and field star Emmanuel Korir has decided to forgo his remaining collegiate eligibility and start competing professionally after signing a pro contract with Nike. “Emmanuel started running well at the start of the indoor season, that’s when talks of turning pro came up”, said associate head coach Paul Ereng. “He’s […]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

Five Miners Prepare for World Championships

The UTEP track and field program will be well represented with five Miners punching their ticket to the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships held in London, England, starting Friday, August 1-13. Emmanuel Korir and Tobi Amusan will be making their first appearance at the world stage. Korir will compete in the 800m on Saturday, […]Read More

UTEP’s Korir Awarded C-USA Athlete of the Year

UTEP’s freshman Emmanuel Korir had a phenomenal year and was awarded the Conference USA Athlete of the Year, announced by the league office on Friday afternoon. Opening up the 2016-17 season, Korir clocked a world record 600m at the New Mexico Cherry and Silver meet with at time of 1:14.97. It was his first time […]Read More

Three Miners Qualify for World Championships

Emmanuel Korir, Michael Saruni and Mickael Hanany qualified to the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) World Championships over the weekend. Running in Nairobi, Kenya, Korir qualified to the 800m final with a time of 1:45.50 in the first heat, Saruni followed with a time of 1:46.10 in the second. In the men’s final, Korir […]Read More

UTEP’s Korir, Amusan Garner C-USA Athlete of the Year

UTEP claimed two superlative Conference USA track and field honors as Emmanuel Korir and Tobi Amusan were named C-USA Male and Female Track Athletes of the Year, announced by the league office on Friday afternoon. “Both athletes are very special and talented. He [Korir] was the best candidate for our league and would most likely […]Read More

Korir Named Bowerman Award Semifinalist

Emmanuel Korir has been named a semifinalist for college track and field’s highest individual honor, The Bowerman Award, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Thursday. Korir wrapped up his freshman season with a sweep of both 800m national titles. The Kenyan is the first Miner to win the 800m […]Read More

UTEP Home to Two NCAA Champions: Amusan Joins Korir

Eugene, Or. – Tobi Amusan finds redemption as she won her first NCAA title in the 100m hurdles at historic Hayward Stadium on the final day of the NCAA Championships, Saturday evening. “Amusan is another special talent. She executed her race very well and all the hard work she put in this season paid off,” head […]Read More

UTEP’s Korir Captures Second 800M NCAA Title

Eugene, Or. – It was a bittersweet victory for the Miners as UTEP’s freshman Emmanuel Korir captured his second NCAA title in the 800m at the historic Hayward Stadium on Friday evening. Running in the 800m final were both freshman Michael Saruni and Korir, who were favored to finish the event No. 1 and No. […]Read More

UTEP’s Korir, Saruni Advance to 800m Final

Eugene, Or. – UTEP’s Emmanuel Korir and Michael Saruni make history by being the first freshman duo from the same school to make the 800m final in meet history at the NCAA Championships on Wednesday night. Running at their first ever NCAA Championships, All-American duo Korir and Saruni did not disappoint. Korir won the first […]Read More

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