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UTEP’s Korir Gains Experience at World Championships

LONDON – UTEP’s Emmanuel Korir wrapped up his experience at the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) World Championships Sunday afternoon as he bowed out of the semifinal round.

Korir ran in lane five of the second heat in the men’s 800m semifinal where he clocked a time of 1:46.08. The Kenya native finished with the eighth fastest time of the semifinal round but still misses out of Tuesday’s final.

The NCAA All-American adds the World Championships experience to his list, which includes two NCAA titles, a Kenya 800m title and a first-place finish at the Herculis Monaco Diamond League with a personal-best time of 1:43.10.

Former Miner Blessing Okagbare also missed out in the women’s 100m final, as she clocked a time of 11.08 to finish fourth in her heat of the semifinal round. Okagbare just missed out of the final by .01 seconds. She will continue her competition at the World Championships in the long jump beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 12:10 p.m. M.T.

Another former Miner Churandy Martina (Netherlands) will compete in the men’s 200m qualifying round Monday, Aug. 7 at 11:30 a.m.

The World Championships will be streamed across the NBC family of networks with coverage of each day. Be sure to follow @UTEPTrack on Twitter and uteptrack on Instagram for live updates.

UTEP’s Korir Earned Spot in Bowerman Watch List

Freshman Emmanuel Korir earned a spot in the Men’s Watch List for The Bowerman Award.

The mid-distance runner is one of 10 men earning recognition on the list. Previously, Korir took up residence in the “Also Receiving Votes” section. This is the Iten, Kenya, native’s first out door recognition.

Korir gives UTEP its 17th Watch List mention in program history – which is the seventh most by a men’s program in the Bowerman Watch List history.

Korir turned at the UTEP Invitational when he clocked a time of 44.78 in the 400m on April 22. Less than one week later, Korir challenged Donavan Brazier’s year-old collegiate record at 800 meters. Korir negative split the race at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge in Berkley, Calif., and crossed the finish line in 1:43.73.

The Miners will be hosting Conference USA Championships on May 11-14 at Kidd Field. For ticket information please call, 915-747-5234.

UTEP’s Korir Garners National Athlete of the Week

UTEP’s freshman Emmanuel Korir was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) National Athlete of the Week on Tuesday morning.

Korir’s 800m performance at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge was one of the most impressive by any freshman in NCAA during a regular season meet. Korir clocked in a time of 1:43.73 to garner the second-fastest time in NCAA history just behind Donavan Brazier’s record of 1:43.55 in 2016.

The Kenyan came through the first 400m in about 52.48 seconds and pushed the final lap in 51.25 seconds for a negative-split, crossing the finish line eight seconds before the nearest competition.

The mid-distance runner is one of only three men in history to have personal-bests under 1:44 (800m) and 45.00 (400m). Korir (21, Kenya), Mark Everett (22, USA) and Alberto Juantorena (25, Cuba).

This is Korir’s third national weekly honor and he will return to the track when UTEP hosts the Conference USA Outdoor Championships on May 11-14 at Kidd Field.

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