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UTEP Track and Field Heads East for Texas Relays

The UTEP track and field team will head to Austin, Texas, for the 90th edition of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays held at the Mike A. Myers Stadium.

More than 7,700 athletes from around the world will compete in the four-day meet that begins Wednesday and concludes Saturday. The meet will have 14 hours of coverage on the Longhorn Network (schedule listed below).

Junior Lucia Mokrasova returns to the state capital where she scored 5,615 points last year to set the school record, previously held by Jallycia Pearson (2014). She will be in action Wednesday and Thursday.

Tobi Amusan will compete in the 100m hurdles and the 4x100m relay. Amusan set the nation’s fastest time (12.63) this year and ninth best in NCAA history at the UTEP Springtime on March 25. The two time All-American will take to the track on Friday for the 100m hurdles at 8:35 a.m. MT and again in the 4x100m relay shortly after. Israel Ramsay, Florence Uwakwe, and Madison Gibson complete the relay team.

Yanique Bennett will also run in two events, the 400m Friday (6 p.m. MT Friday) and the mile relay Saturday at 3:05 p.m. MT. Completing the 4x400m relay will be Uwakwe, Gibson and Ada Benjamin.

The distance contingent of Linda Cheruiyot, Gladys Jerotich and Winny Koech will compete Thursday evening in the 5,000m run. Lilian Koech will race in the 1,500m run.

Fayon Gonzales will take the field Thursday in the hammer throw starting at 10 a.m. MT. Samantha Hall will throw the discus on Saturday at 12:10 p.m. MT.

On the men’s side, All-American Michael Saruni will compete in the 800m Thursday evening at 6 p.m. MT. That will be followed by Cosmas Boit (1,500m), Jonah Koech (mile), Daniel Cheruiyot (3,000m steeplechase) and Antony Kosgei (5,000m).

Freshman Karol Koncos will compete in the hammer throw set to start at 1 p.m. MT Thursday.

For live updates, follow @UTEPTrack on Twitter. This year’s meet will be available online at espn3.com and via the WatchESPN app for smartphones and tablets.

T.V. Schedule

Wednesday March 29: 5-6:30 p.m. MT (tape delay of heptathlon)
Thursday March 30: 3:30 – 5 p.m. MT (tape delay of multi-events) 5-7 p.m. MT (LIVE)
Friday March 31: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MT (LIVE); 6-8 p.m. MT (LIVE)
Saturday April 1: 12:30- 4:30 p.m. MT (LIVE)

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