• February 27, 2021

Tags : utep track and field

Flyin’ Miners Set for the NCAA West Region Preliminaries

The UTEP track and field team has seven student-athletes competing at the NCAA West Region Preliminaries on May 24-26 in Sacramento, Calif., hosted by Sacramento State. Over the next three days, student-athletes from around the nation will take the track to punch their ticket to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. Getting the action started […]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

Miners Claim 11 Medals at the Conference USA Championships

HOUSTON – The UTEP track and field team wrapped up the final day at the 2018 Conference USA Outdoor Championships taking him 11 medals in six different events on Sunday at Wendel D. Ley Holloway Field in Houston. “Injuries really plagued us this heading into this meet and I felt both teams performed as best […]Read More

Fourteen Miners Advance to Finals at C-USA Championships

HOUSTON – UTEP track and field wrapped up day three at the 2018 Conference USA Outdoor Championships at the Wendel D. Holloway Field. “We had some good performances throughout the day,” UTEP head coach Mika Laaksonen said. “There are still some things we need to work on but both men’s and women’s teams put themselves […]Read More

Mokrasova Captures Gold in the Heptathlon at the 2018 C-USA

HOUTSTON – Senior Lucia Mokrasova finally captured the elusive gold medal in the heptathlon by scoring 5,523 total points at the 2018 Conference USA Outdoor Championships on Friday at the Wendel D. Holloway Field in Houston. The senior scored 2,159 in three events on the second day of competition. She opened the day with a […]Read More

Mokrasova Gains Early Lead After Day One at the C-USA

HOUSTON – UTEP senior Lucia Mokrasova left nothing to chance as she started her final heptathlon competition scoring 3,364 points leading the field of 15 athletes at the 2018 Conference USA Outdoor Championships on Thursday in Houston. “She had a good day to open the competition,” UTEP head coach Mika Laaksonen said. “She really focused […]Read More

UTEP Track and Field Headed to Houston for the C-USA

The UTEP track and field team will close out the 2018 outdoor season with a trip to Houston, Texas, for the Conference USA Championships on May 10-13 hosted by Rice. The Miners will compete against 13 different schools from across the league in four days. The Charlotte men’s team won the indoor title along with […]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

Miners Head West For Final Regular Season Meet

The UTEP track and field team will wrap up the final meet of the 2018 season with a trip to Tucson, for the Desert Heat Classic hosted by the University of Arizona on Saturday. Schools competing will include nationally-ranked No.10 Oregon, No. 14 Arizona State, San Diego State, NMSU, California State Northridge and Northern Arizona. […]Read More