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.
The Miners concluded a full day of action at Texas Relays and dominated the field.
The UTEP track and field set to compete in the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
Before UTEP (Texas): 2012 Outdoor: Won the Big 12 triple jump title with a season-best mark of 15.93m (52-03.25) ... also earned All-Big 12 honors in the long jump with a fifth-place jump of 7.54m (24-09.00) and in the 4x100m relay with leading to a third-place finish ... took sixth in the long jump (7.19m, 23-07.25m) and triple jump (15.18m, 49-09.75) at the Penn Relays ... won his first triple jump competition of the season with a leap of 15.00m (49-03.50) at the Longhorn Invitational ... ran to third in the 100m dash with a time of 10.34 at the Texas Invitational ... jumped to third-place finish in the long jump (7.23m, 23-08.75) and a fifth-place finish in the triple jump (15.56m, 51-00.75) at the Texas Relays ... won the long jump at the UCLA Dual with a jump of 7.35m ... also placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 14.13m.
Indoor: Big 12 Champion in the triple jump with a winning mark of 15.31m (50-02.75) ... also recorded a ninth-place finish in the long jump at Big 12s ...grabbed second place in the triple jump at the Arkansas Last Chance meet with a mark of 15.31m (50-02.75) ... leaped a triple jump season-best of 15.71m (51-06.50) at the Don Kirby Invite ... jumped a 7.34m (24-01.00) in the long jump and a 15.00m (49-02.50) in the triple jump at the New Balance Invitational ... placed fifth in the triple jump at the Razorback Invitational with a jump of 15.65m (51-03.75) ... placed eighth in the 60m dash with a time of 6.84 and ninth in the triple jump with a mark of 51-03.75 at the Razorback Invitational ... finished first in the triple jump (50-06.75), second in the 60m (6.81) and fourth in the long jump (23-02.50) at the Arkansas Dual.
2011 Outdoor: Earned All-Big 12 honors in two ... finished sixth in the triple jump (51-0/15.54m) and eighth in the long jump (24-6.25/7.47m) at the Big 12 Championships ... posted a triple jump of 50-10.25 (15.50m) to place fourth in the championship section at the Penn Relays and long jumped 23-1.25 (7.04m) for a 15th-place finish in the college section ... jumped a career-best 25-0 (7.62m) in the long jump, placing third and clocked a wind-aided 10.49 100-meter time at the Michael Johnson Classic ... long jumped 24-9.75 (7.56m), placing second and triple jumped 50-8 (15.45m) to finish seventh in the invitational section at the Mt. SAC Relays ... posted a long jump of 24-7.25 (7.50m) to finish 10th at the Texas Relays ... won the triple jump (52-6/16.00) and placed fourth in the long jump (24-4.50/7.43m) at the UT/Arkansas/UCLA tri meet.
Indoor: Placed 16th at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a triple jump of 49-3.75 (15.03m) ... triple jumped 49-11.75 (15.23m) to place third at the Arkansas Last Chance Meet ... took fourth in the triple jump at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with a mark of 51-5.50 (15.68m), earning all league honors ... also finished 10th in the long jump, leaping 23-7.25 (7.19m) ... won the triple jump at the Don Kirby Invitational with a personal-best mark of 52-5.25 (15.98m) and took fourth in the long jump, with a personal-best jump of 24-7.25 (7.50m) ... recorded a 15th-place finish in the championship long jump (22-5.25/6.84m) and a 12th-place finish in the championship triple jump (47-5.25/14.46m) at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... earned a 10th-place finish in the long jump (23-0.75/7.03m) and an eighth-place finish in the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 50-9.25 (15.47m) at the Razorback Invitational ... posted second-place finishes in the long jump (24-3.75/7.41m) and the triple jump (50-3.75/15.32m) at the UT vs. Arkansas Dual Meet.
High School: Won both the long jump (23-5.75) and triple jump (49-8.75) at the UIL State Championships as a senior ... placed second (6-6) in the high jump at the UIL State Championships ... won the long jump (24-8.25) and triple jump (50-6) at the Texas Relays ... leapt 51-10.75 in the triple jump at the Nike Indoor Nationals, placing first and setting a meet record... won the UIL State Championship in the triple jump as a junior with a jump of 49-10.75 ... district Champion in the triple jump, high jump, 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400-meter relays as a junior ... won District Championships in 100m, 200, triple jump and high jump as a sophomore ... placed second in the triple jump at the UIL State Championships as a sophomore ... named Austin American-Statesman Prep Athlete of the Year in 2010 ... tabbed 24-3A Basketball Offensive MVP ... three-year letterman in basketball and football ... four-year letterman in track and field and basketball, three-year letterman in football.
Personal: Born in Austin, Texas ... son of LaTonya Ephriam and Mark Jackson ... has three siblings (Mikhala, Malik and Knala) ... enrolled in the college of liberal arts.