The UTEP men's track and field team have moved up to secure the No. 25 spot in the USTFCCCA Division I team rankings.
Abiola Onakoya proved to be a tough competitor taking the track in three events and dominating the race at the UTEP Invitational.
The UTEP track and field team will take the track one last time at home as they host the UTEP Invitational.
UTEP Athletics Honors Daniel Tarango and Nickevea Wilson
Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to qualify.
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).