Figure Is Two Shy Of School Record
UTEP Athletics Honors Anthony Rotich & Taylor Gunn As The Miners Of The Week
On the second day of the NCAA West Preliminary Round Anthony Rotich and Nickevea Wilson earn bids to the NCAA Championships.
A group of nine men, eight women and three relay teams will represent the Miners at the highly-competitive meet.
The Miners conclude a full day of action at the Don Kirby Tailwind with 12 crowns.
2014 Indoor: Participated in both the weighted throw and shot put during the season ... notched a season-best third-place finish at the Lobo Collegiate Open with a mark of 13.17m (43-2.5) in the shot put ... registered a season-best weighted throw of 14.77m (48-5.5) at the Lobo Collegiate Open finishing eighth.
Outdoor: Recorded eight top-10 finishes during the season ... part of women's team that finished second overall at the C-USA Championships ... competed at the NCAA West Preliminaries ... garnered a fourth-place finish with a 51.52m (169-0) discus throw at the C-USA Championships ... won the hammer throw event at the Don Kirby Tailwind with a season-best mark of 53.15m (174-4) and UTEP Invitational ... came in second place at the Don Kirby Tailwind with a discus throw of 48.17m (158-0).
2013: Indoor: Placed ninth at the Conference USA Championships with a season-best distance of 13.96m (45-09.75) in the shot put ... posted back-to-back top-ten finishes in the shot put at the New Mexico Classic and Texas A&M Invitational ... competed in the shot put and weight throw at the Cherry & Silver Invitational ... recorded a season best distance of 14.61m (47-11.25) in the weight throw at the Texas A&M Invitational.
Outdoor: Posted six top-five finishes ... recorded a personal best of 52.48m (172-02) in the discus throw at the Drake Relays ranking her 40th in the nation ... took bronze at the Conference USA Championships with a mark of 49.79m (163-04) in the discus throw ... qualified for the second time to the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in the discus ... claimed two first-place finishes at the UTEP Springtime meet in the shot put and discus ... registered a season best of 14.29m (46-10.75) in the shot put set at the C-USA Championships.
2012: Indoor: Finished second in the shot put at the Blue and Orange Opener with a mark of 13.32m (43-08.50) ... registered a throw of 13.23m (43-05.00) in the shot put at the Texas A&M Invitational ... posted a personal-best of 14.65m (48-00.75) in the weight throw at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational ... competed at the Conference USA Championships and recorded a mark of 14.51m (47-06.50) in the weight throw.
Outdoor: Ranked 57th in the nation in the discus with a throw of 50.56m (165-10) recorded at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open ... claimed silver at the C-USA Championships in discus with a mark of 48.35m (158-07) ... named to the C-USA second team in the women's discus ... qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary and posted a throw of 44.99m (147-07) in the discus ... finished second at the UTEP Springtime meet in the hammer throw with a season-best of 45.61m (149-08) ... took first place in the hammer throw (43.71m) at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open ... competed in the hammer throw and shot put at the C-USA Championships ... concluded the season with a 10th-place finish in the discus (47.63m) at the 2012 USA Junior Championships.
High School:While in high school registered 17 top-15 finishes ... at the 2011 Midwest Meet of Championships, posted two personal-best marks in the shot put and the discus with 41' 3.50 and 140' 9.00, respectively ... finished first at the MH-SAA Division I L.P. State Finals with a mark of 136' 7.00 ... in 2010, she was the Division 1 runner-up in the shot put and discus at the state finals ... was named the Sunkist Athlete of the Week (6/29/11 and 5/6/11).
Personal: Daughter of Carlos and Kelly Gunn ... majoring in communications ... born in Southfield, Mich.