The women’s team placed seventh in the 5K race, while the men came home ninth, running in the 8K race.
The UTEP cross country team prepares to head up Interstate 10 to Las Cruces, N.M., where it will compete in the Kachina Classic Open on Saturday.
The meet is set to take place at the NM State Track and Intramural Fields.
The men will be running a 6.4K starting at 8:00 a.m. M.T. followed by the women running a 5K promptly at 8:45 a.m.
The Miners won both the men and women team titles at last year’s staging. The women’s team registered a total of 24 points. Lilian Koech paced the way for the Miners with a first-place finish (17:34.36) followed by Linda Cheruiyot (17:56.86) taking third overall.
On the men’s side, Jonah Koech (19:24.65) and Michael Saruni (19:45.13) treaded past the finish line within seconds of each other to take the top two spots overall.
This will be the third meet for the Orange and Blue before their biggest upcoming competition at Notre Dame at the end of the month.
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