Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Lucia Mokrasova’s attempt to win her first Conference USA heptathlon came up just a bit short in a valiant effort on Friday afternoon during day two of the C-USA Championships. The sophomore still earned the Miners eight crucial points with a second-place finish.
Mokrasova finished with a final tally of 5,579 points, which was only 28 points off of the champion’s, Elizabeth Dadzie (MTSU), pace. Mokrasova collected a mark of 5,48m in the long jump, a heave of 40.46m in the javelin throw and an 800m time of 2:20.47 to close out the event.
Freshman Rebecca Oshinbanjo pitched into the team scoring effort with a seventh-place showing in the heptathlon with 4,844 points. Oshinbanjo excelled in the long jump with a personal best leap of 5.59m. The Nigeria native closed out the event with a javelin throw of 28.17m and 800m run time of 2:27.67.
All in all, the Orange and Blue escaped with 10 total points in the heptathlon (eight from Mokrasova and two from Oshinbanjo).
The distance duo of Daniel Cheruiyot and Evans Kiprono ran to third and fourth place finish in the 10,000m run. Cheruiyot crossed in 31:05.74 and Kiprono registered a time of 31:09.16.
To close out the night, Gladys Jerotich picked up a fifth-place showing in the 10,000m run with a time of 35:36.17 for four more UTEP points.
After day two, the UTEP women are in fifth place with 14 points and the men are in fourth place with 11 points.