• March 3, 2021

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Flyin’ Miners Open Indoor Season at Texas Tech Corky Classic

The UTEP track and field team will open the indoor season on Saturday at the Texas Tech Corky Classic in Lubbock, Texas. The Miners will be competing at the Sports Performance Center, going up against Garden City, Houston, Oklahoma and host Texas Tech. The meet will begin at 10 a.m. MT with the women’s shot […]Read More

Miners to Co-Host Lori Fitzgerald Open

The UTEP cross country team will head to Las Cruces, N.M. to co-host the Lori Fitzgerald Open on Saturday at the NMSU track and intramural fields. The men’s team will open the meet in the 7K at 7:45 a.m. MT, followed by the women’s 5K race at 8:30 a.m. Also participating in the meet is […]Read More

98-Year-Old UTEP Track Staffer Calls it a Career After 31

A beloved 98-year-old administrative assistant who served The University of Texas at El Paso’s Track and Field office for the past 31 years was celebrated for her effectiveness as much as her hugs and cookies during her retirement luncheon, held last week. Katie Jensen, who used safety pins to attach a white runner’s bib with […]Read More

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

Flyin’ Miners Complete Final Day at the NCAA West Region

Sacramento, Ca. – The UTEP track and field team concluded the NCAA West Region Preliminaries on Saturday. Only two Miners competed on the final day of the meet. Newcomer Shakeem Smith raced in the 110m hurdles where he clocked a time of 14.37 to finish 22nd overall. The sophomore finished the season with a personal-best […]Read More

Saruni, Koech Punch Ticket to NCAA Championships

Sacramento, Ca. – UTEP’s sophomore Michael Saruni and junior Jonah Koech dominated the men’s 800m by earning a trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Friday. “Both Saruni and Koech got the job done,” head coach Mika Laaksonen said. “They didn’t leave anything to chance and executed their race.” Koech got out early to lead […]Read More

Four Miners Advance to Friday’s Quarterfinals

Sacramento, Ca. – The UTEP track and field team completed day one at the NCAA West Region Preliminary round with four student-athletes making the quarterfinal round on Thursday afternoon in Sacramento. The first Miner to punch their ticket was Lilian Koech in the 1,500m. Koech finished fourth in her heat with a time of 4:21.51, […]Read More