MINERS

Ronalds Arajs
 Ronalds Arajs

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Riga, Latvia

High School:
Cathedral [Texas] H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 169

Event:
Sprints

2009 (Junior): Indoor: Conference USA champion in the 60-meter dash, 6.77 ... finished ninth in the 200m, 22.71, at conference ... third at the Frank Sevigne Invitational in the 60m, 6.76 ... was sixth in the 200m, 21.44, and seventh in the 60m, 6.89, at the Texas A&M Invitational. Outdoor: Anchored the gold-winning 4x100-meter relay clocking in at 3:10.45 at the C-USA Championships, at the Springtime Invitational (40.24), at the UTEP Invitational (40.28) ... top finisher at the Don Kirby Invitational's 100m dash crossing the finish line at 10.28 ... third in the 200m (21.18) at the Springtime Invitational ... also third at the UTEP Invitational in the 100m with a NCAA regional time of 10.21 ... part of the spring medley relay that finish fifth at Texas Relays posting a time of 3:19.98 ... anchored the 800-meter relay for second at the Drake Relays, 1:23.27.

2008 (Sophomore): Outdoor: Recorded NCAA Regional marks taking first place in the 100-meter dash (10.27), and second in the 200-meter dash (20.75) at the Don Kirby Invitational on May 3 ... finished eighth in the 100m with a time of 11:47 at the C-USA Championships ... also finished eighth in the 200m (21.5) at the UTEP Invitational on April 12.

2007 (Freshman):
Indoor: Finished fourth at the Lobo Invitational in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.83 seconds ... finished eighth at the C-USA Championship with a 60m time of 6.96 seconds ... advanced to the semi-final race of the 60m run at the Husker Invite on Feb. 2 (6.94). Outdoor: Posted a preliminary time of 10.79 in the 100-meter dash at the Drake Relays on April 7.

Before UTEP: Holds the Latvia national junior record in the 100 (10.40), set during the 2006 season at Kidd Field ... won the 2006 Latvia national titles in the 100 (10.61) and the 200 (21.31) ... competed in the 100 at the 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships in Beijing ... 2006 Latvia national junior champion in the 100 (10.80) ... won the 2006 TAPPS state title in the 100 and long jump and was second in the 400 relay at El Paso Cathedral for coach David Portillo ... additionally lettered in football ... attended El Paso Coronado as a junior ... won the 2005 Latvia national junior championships in the 100.

Personal: Full name is Ronalds Arajs ... majoring in civil engineering ... son of Ronalds and Agija Arajs ... has one brother (Henrijs) and one sister (Anija- Anna) ... born Nov. 29, 1987, in Tukums, Latvia.