• September 28, 2021

Tags : Michael Saruni

Saruni Named C-USA Male Track Athlete of the Year

UTEP track and field claimed the Conference USA Male Track Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year with sophomore Michael Saruni being named this year’s award winner, it was announced by the league on Thursday morning. Saruni was crowned the NCAA Champion in the 800m at the NCAA Track and Field Indoor Championships, […]Read More

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

Saruni Makes Fifth Straight Appearance on Bowerman Watch List

In his second year in the Orange and Blue, Michael Saruni has established himself as one of the greatest 800m runners in NCAA history and has been named to his fifth Bowerman Watch List honor, it was announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Thursday. Saruni has been the […]Read More

UTEP’s Saruni Named USTFCCCA Athlete of the Week

Sophomore Michael Saruni was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Athlete of the Week, it was announced by the association Tuesday morning. Saruni etched his name into track and field history when he clocked 1:43.25 and set the NCAA 800m record at the Desert Heat Classic on April 28. […]Read More

Miners Garner C-USA Athlete of the Week

UTEP’s Lilian Koech and Michael Saruni were named Conference USA Track athletes of the week for their performances at the Desert Heat Classic, the league announced on Tuesday. Saruni etched his name into track and field history when he clocked 1:43.25 and set the NCAA 800m record. Donavan Brazier (Texas A&M, 1:43.55) previously held the […]Read More

UTEP’s Saruni Sets NCAA 800M Record

UTEP’s Michael Saruni marked his spot in track and field history when he clocked the NCAA record time of 1:43.25 at the Desert Heat Classic in Tucson on Saturday night. “Michael Saruni made the most of the opportunity to run a great 800m time tonight,” said head coach Mika Laaksonen. “His time was one of […]Read More

UTEP’s Saruni Named to The Bowerman Mid-Outdoor Watch List

Michael Saruni was named to The Bowerman Mid-Outdoor Watch List, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Thursday afternoon. The Bowerman consists of the top-10 track and field athletes throughout the country and is regarded as the most prestigious track and field honor in the collegiate ranking. The sophomore is ranked […]Read More

Saruni Named Conference USA Athlete of the Week

Michael Saruni was named Conference USA Athlete of the Week for his performance in the 400m at the Don Kirby Tailwind, the league announced Tuesday afternoon. The All-American notched a first-place finish in the 400m by clocking a personal-best time of 45.52, ranking him first in the league and third in the nation. Saruni was […]Read More

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