• September 17, 2021

Tags : Jonah Koech

Miners Garner Two All-American Honors at the NCAA Championships

Eugene, Or. – UTEP’s sophomore Michael Saruni and junior Jonah Koech earned All-American honors in the 800m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday night. “Sometimes your best is not enough and today was one of those days for Saruni,” said head coach Mika Laaksonen. “He is young and unbelievably talented so he will learn from this. […]Read More

Saruni and Koech Advance to 800m Final

Eugene, Or. – UTEP’s Michael Saruni and Jonah Koech punched their tickets to the 800m final at the NCAA Championships on Wednesday night. “This was the best possible outcome for us,” head coach Mika Laaksonen said. “Both got through from the heat that had by far the most talent in the field. We are very […]Read More

Saruni, Koech Prepped for NCAA Outdoor Championships

UTEP’s Michael Saruni and Jonah Koech head to the pacific northwest for the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on June 6 through 9. This will be the second consecutive appearance Saruni at the NCAA Championships. Last year, the sophomore finished eighth overall after colliding with former teammate Emmanuel Korir. The Kenya native has […]Read More

Miners Advance to NCAA Indoor Championship Finals

College Station, Texas – UTEP’s Michael Saruni and Jonah Koech both advanced to the final at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships in their respective events on Friday afternoon in College Station, Texas. “We had two guys here with a main goal which was to advance to the finals,” head coach Mika Laaksonen said. “They both […]Read More

Jonah Koech Garners C-USA Athlete of the Week

UTEP’s Jonah Koech was named Conference USA Athlete of the Week for his performance in the mile run at the Don Kirby Invitational, it was announced by the league office Tuesday morning. The Kenya native took home gold in the mile running a time of 4:01.06. Running at an elevated altitude, his time converts to […]Read More

Five Miners Headed to College Station For NCAA Championships

Tobi Amusan, Michael Saruni, Emmanuel Korir, Asa Guevara and Jonah Koech all qualified to compete at the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas, March 10-11, in their respective events. Amusan will be the lone Miner from the women’s team that just captured their third consecutive Conference USA championship. The sophomore will compete in the 60m […]Read More

UTEP’s Emmanuel Korir and Jonah Koech Shine on Day Two

Albuquerque N.M. – Emmanuel Korir and Jonah Koech blew past the competition as they set the fastest time in the nation in their respective events. Korir ran a time of 1:46.15 in the 800m, while Koech recorded a time of 3:55.50 in the mile in the New Mexico Classic at the Albuquerque Convention center. “They […]Read More

UTEP Track’s Koech’s Season Comes to an End

Eugene, Ore. – Jonah Koech’s freshman year came to an end Wednesday evening at the NCAA Championships in the 800m run. The native Kenyan clocked a personal best time of 1:46.53 in his heat to miss qualifying for the finals by one spot. “He ran a personal record at the National Championships and you can’t […]Read More

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