UTEP proved to be a tough competitor taking nine gold crowns at the annual UTEP Invitational.
The UTEP track and field team will take the track one last time at home as they host the UTEP Invitational.
Miners capture top performances at the Texas Tech Open.
35 Miners will travel to Lubbock, Texas to compete in the Texas Tech Open on Saturday.
The women's 4x400 relay concluded Saturday on a high note posting a gold medal finish at Texas Relays.
2013: Indoor: Placed fourth in the 800m run with a season best of 1:54.74 at the New Mexico Classic...finished fifth with a mark of 1:21.77 in the 600m run at the Cherry & Silver Invitational...recorded a time of 1:55.04 in the 800m run at the C-USA Championships...a member of the 4x400m relay team that posted four top-five performances...competed in the 4x400m relay that set a season best of 3:13.83 at the Texas A&M Invitational...guided the 4x400m relay to a gold medal finish at the C-USA Championships.
Outdoor: Opened the season with a season-best mark of 1:51:58 in the 800m at the Texas Tech Open which garnered him C-USA Athlete of the Week honors...finished second in the 800m run at the Conference USA Championships...helped the 4x400m relay team post three top-five finishes...guided the Miners 4x400m relay to a fourth-place finish at the Texas Relays (3:10.17)...a member of the 4x400m relay team that qualified for nationals with a season-best time of 3:06.88 set at the NCAA West Preliminaries...claimed gold at the C-USA Championships as part of the 4x400m relay.
High School: Claimed gold at the 2012 UIL Track and Field Championships with a season-best of 1:53.26 in the 800m ... finished first in the 800m and 400m at the El Paso Chapin Invitational with a time of 1:54.44 and 49.20, respectively ... posted a personal-best and school record of 1:51.09 in the 800m at the 2011 District 1-4A meet taking first overall ... clocked in another personal-best of 48.95 in the 400m at the District 1-4A Championships earning another gold medal ... won the title in the 800m at the 2011 Regional 1-4A Championships ... named the El Paso Times' All-City Boys Track Athlete of the Year after winning two state titles in the 800m and 1,600m relay ... a four time Class 4A State qualifier for Burges High School ... a three time All-City Track and Field honoree.
Personal: Son of Rosa and Humberto Tarango ... majoring in criminal justice ... born in El Paso, Texas on November 4, 1993 ... has two siblings (Humberto and Rosana).