The UTEP track and field team add two more individuals and a relay team to the NCAA Championship roster.
Freshmen Cosmas Boit and Florence Uwakwe advance toNCAA West Quarterfinals.
A group of nine men, eight women and three relay teams will represent the Miners at the highly-competitive meet.
The UTEP track and field men and women's team finish second at the 2014 C-USA Outdoor Championships.
The Miners advance to the finals after setting qualifying times on third day of the C-USA Championships.
2014 Indoor: Received All-American honors and rates fifth in program history placing second in the triple jump with a season-best leap of 16.38m (53-9) posted at NCAA Championship...recorded a new meet record at the Texas A&M Invitational in the long jump with a personal-best of 7.61m (24-11.75) to rank 13th in the nation and eight in program history...ranked third in the nation with a mark of 16.21m (53-02.25) registered at the Cherry & Silver Invitational...claimed gold in the 60m dash, long jump and triple jump at the C-USA Championships earning C-USA High Point Scorer of the Meet and Performer of the Meet... was part of the men's team that took first overall at the C-USA Championships.
2014 Outdoor: Ranked 22nd in the nation with a career-best leap of 7.76m (25-5.5) in the long jump recorded at the C-USA Championships...rates 13th in the nation in the triple jump with a season-best leap of 15.96m (52-4.2) registered at the C-USA Championships...claimed gold in the triple jump at the Don Kirby Tailwind...garnered silver in the long jump at the UTEP Invitational...placed in the top six in the triple jump at the Drake Relays...crossed the finish line fourth in the 100m dash at the C-USA Championships...led the 4x100m to a silver finish at the UTEP Invitational with a season best of 40.09...was part of the men's team that took silver overall at the C-USA Championships...qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Championship in the long jump and triple jump...finished in the top 13 in the long jump at the NCAA West Preliminary Championship.
2013 Indoor: Ranked 17th in the nation in the triple jump with a seaonal-best mark of 15.86m (52-00.50) registered at the Texas A&M Invitational...claimed the crown in the long jump with a leap of 7.54m (24-09.00) at the C-USA Championships...took first place in the long and triple jump at the New Mexico Classic...Qualified for the C-USA Championship finals in the 60m dash with a time of 6.72.
2013 Outdoor: Ranked fourth in the nation in the triple jump with a leap of 16.19 (53-01.50) registered at Drake Relays...placed 10th at the NCAA Championships...competed at the NCAA West Preliminaries in the long and triple jump...took the crown at the Conference USA Championships in the triple jump and went on to place third in the 100m dash with a season-best of 10.44...competed by third event at the C-USA Championships where he posted a season best of 7.46m in the long jump...jumped to a second-place finish at the UTEP Springtime in the triple jump...posted four top-five performances in the triple jump this season.
Before UTEP (Texas): 2012 Outdoor: Won the Big 12 triple jump title with a personal-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.