window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-29484371-30');
Wednesday , February 26 2020
Rhinos 2019/2020 728
Mountains 728
ENTERPRISE 728
EPCON_2020 728
Utep Football Generic 728
Rugby Coming Soon 728
West Texas Test Drive 728
Home | Sports | Borderland's Best | UTEP’s Benjamin and Wilson Named C-USA Athletes of the Week

UTEP’s Benjamin and Wilson Named C-USA Athletes of the Week

Irving, Texas – Ada Benjamin and Nickevea Wilson were named the Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week on Tuesday by the conference offices for their performance at the Lumberjack Team Challenge last weekend in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Wilson debuted for the 2016 season with a strong showing in her best event, the triple jump. The senior out-jumped nine other athletes on her way to securing gold.

AdaBenjamin_2
Ada Benjamin

On her first jump of the event, the Jamaican nailed a mark of 12.96m (42-6.25), which was the winning distance.

Her mark is the fourth longest in the country and the best in C-USA. This is Wilson’s second-career

Nickevea Wilson
Nickevea Wilson

C-USA Indoor Athlete of the Week honor.

Benjamin dashed to an altitude-converted 400m dash time of 54.64 to secure second place in a field of 38 runners.

Benjamin’s time was the seventh fastest in program history and currently ranks 13th in the NCAA. This is Benjamin’s first-career C-USA Athlete of the Week award.

The women’s team went 5-2 in the dual meet scoring defeating Arizona, San Diego State, UC Irvine, Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.

The Miners are back in action this weekend at the Cherry & Silver Invitational (Friday and Saturday) in Albuquerque, N.M.

Author: UTEP Athletics

About Staff Report

Staff Reports are just that, Staff Reporting the news. No skew, no opinion just the news. We pride ourselves on making sure that we bring you the news as soon as it is published, submitted or sent to us. No need to have a reporter rewrite or give their opinion. The facts or information, nothing more.

Check Also

Locomotive FC extends loan for Josué Aarón Gómez

Tuesday morning, El Paso Locomotive FC officials announced that the club extended the loan for …

Utep Football Generic 728
West Texas Test Drive 728
EPCON_2020 728
ENTERPRISE 728
Mountains 728
Rhinos 2019/2020 728
Rugby Coming Soon 728