MINERS

Halimat Ismaila
 Halimat Ismaila

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ilorin, Nigeria

High School:
Cherubim & Seraphon College

Last College:
McKendree College

Height:
5-5

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
07/03/1984

06/09/2014

Seven Miners Heads to NCAA Championships

Seven athletes from the UTEP track and field team are set to compete on the national stage in Eugene, Ore.

Miner Nuggets: Ranks third in the school record books in the indoor 60 (7.48), sixth in the indoor 400 (54.86), seventh in the indoor 200 (24.39) and rates sixth in the outdoor 400 (53.44).

2007 (Junior): Outdoor: Silver medalist at the C-USA Championships in the 400-meter dash with a season-best time of 53.44 and fifth in the 200-meter dash (24.07) ... posted three NCAA regional times during the season in the 400-meter dash ... fifth in the 400 at the UTEP Invitational on April 14 (54.24) ... second at the Springtime Invite in the 200 on March 31 (24.24). Indoor: Gold medalist in the 400-meter dash at C-USA Championships ... also placed fourth at the conference meet in the 200 (24.39) ... finished third in the 400 at the Lobo Invite on Jan. 20 (55.29) and fourth at the Husker Invite (55.30) on Feb. 3.

2006 (Sophomore): Outdoor: Participated in the prelims of the 400 and the 400 relay at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... scored in four events at the C-USA Championships, helping UTEP finish second ... runner-up in the 1,600 relay (3:39.27), third in the 400 relay (45.55), third in the 400 (53.92) and fifth in the 200 (23.90) ... anchored the 1,600 relay (3:39.31) which finished fourth at the Drake Relays ... also ran in the prelims of the 400 relay at the Drake Relays ... runner-up in the 400 (54.38) and 1,600 relay (3:44.95) and third in the 400 relay (45.50) at the UTEP Invitational on April 15 ... fifth as part of the 1,600 sprint medley relay at the Texas Relays on April 7 ... also ran in the prelims of the 400 relay at the Texas Relays ... earned the gold as part of the 1,600 relay (3:45.53) and was second in the 400 relay (45.84) and fourth in the 200 (24.40) on April 1 at the Springtime Invitational. Indoor: Scored seven points at the C-USA indoor championships, taking second as part of the 1,600 relay (3:45.15) and fourth in the 60 (7.51) ... placed fourth in the 60 (7.49) and eighth as part of the 1,600 relay (3:44.09) at the ISU Classic on Feb. 11 ... fifth as part of the 1,600 relay (3:46.61) and sixth in the 60 (7.57) at the Husker Invitational ... fifth in the 1,600 relay (3:50.26) at the Lobo Invitational on Jan. 21.

Before UTEP: Transferred from McKendree College ... gained NAIA All- America honors in the 400 hurdles (61.16) with a fourth-place showing at the 2005 national championships ... earned NAIA All-American indoors in four events in 2005, placing second in the 400 (55.13), second in the 1,600 relay, fourth in the 200 (24.78) and fifth in the 55 (7.08) ... took second in the 60 in a personal best of 7.58 at the Mule Relays in 2005 ... raced as part of the 1,600 relay for Nigeria at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games ... second in the 400 at the 2004 Nigerian Games, running a PR of 52.22 ... took fifth in the 400 at the 2004 Nigerian Championships in 53.13 ... fourth in the 400 hurdles (58.77) and seventh in the 400 (53.93) at the 2003 Nigerian National Championships ... 2003 Nigerian junior champion in the 400 (53.81) and 400 hurdles (59.90), as well as finishing as the runner-up in the 200 (24.34) ... posted a personal best of 23.93 in the 200 during the 2003 season ... runner-up in the 400 hurdles at the 2002 Nigerian National Championships with a PR of 58.46.

Personal: Full name is Halimat Ismaila ... majoring in undergraduate studies ... daughter of Jatto and Shaade Ismaila ... has four brothers and three sisters ... born July 3, 1984, in Ilorin, Nigeria.