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.
Elia took the field for the Orange and Blue and finished in the top-10.
The UTEP track and field set to compete in the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
2012: Indoor: Posted a career-best throw of 17.07 in the weight throw at the Conference USA Championships ... Finished third overall at the Blue and Orange Opener in the weight throw with a mark of 16.25m.
Outdoor: Ranked 52nd in the nation in the hammer throw with a personal-best of 60.32m at the 2012 Texas Relays ... competed at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships and posted a mark of 60.31 finishing 16th overall ... claimed silver in hammer throw with a 59.67 at the Conference USA Championships ... finished first at the UTEP Springtime in the hammer throw ... recorded a mark of 60.11m in the hammer throw taking gold at the UTEP Invitational.
Before UTEP: Recorded a mark of 59.15 in the men's hammer throw at the 2010 Lefkosia Cyprian Ch. ... posted a throw of 60.24 in the hammer throw (6kg) at the 2010 Moncton IAAF Junior Championships.
Personal: Majoring in kinesiology ... son of Christopher and Adele Elia ... born on October 26, 1991 in Nicosia, Cyprus ... has three siblings (Peter, Stathis, Eleni).