Running in Nairobi, Kenya, Korir qualified to the 800m final with a time of 1:45.50 in the first heat
Freshman Emmanuel Korir earned a spot in the Men’s Watch List for The Bowerman Award.
The mid-distance runner is one of 10 men earning recognition on the list. Previously, Korir took up residence in the “Also Receiving Votes” section. This is the Iten, Kenya, native’s first out door recognition.
Korir gives UTEP its 17th Watch List mention in program history – which is the seventh most by a men’s program in the Bowerman Watch List history.
Korir turned at the UTEP Invitational when he clocked a time of 44.78 in the 400m on April 22. Less than one week later, Korir challenged Donavan Brazier’s year-old collegiate record at 800 meters. Korir negative split the race at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge in Berkley, Calif., and crossed the finish line in 1:43.73.
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