The UTEP men's track and field team have moved up to secure the No. 25 spot in the USTFCCCA Division I team rankings.
UTEP Athletics Honors Abiola Onakoya & Yolanda Suggs
Junior Abiola Onakoya is crowned the Conference USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
Abiola Onakoya proved to be a tough competitor taking the track in three events and dominating the race at the UTEP Invitational.
The men's 4x400m relay wrapped up Saturday on a high note posting the 12th-fastest time in the nation at Texas Relays.
2012:Indoor: A member of the 4x400m relay team that took gold at the C-USA Championships and posted a meet record of 3:11.64 ... finished fourth at the Conference USA Championships posting a time of 48.31 in the 400m dash ... clocked in a time of 1:22.61 at the Frank Sevigne Invitational in the 600m.
Outdoor: Ranked 29th in the nation after taking second place at the Conference USA Championships with a time of 46.08 ... finished 23rd in the 400m at the NCAA West Preliminary finals (47.08) ... took gold in the 400m at the UTEP Invitational ... clinched silver at the C-USA Championships as part of the 4x100m relay team (40.50) and 4x400m relay team (3:09.20) ... helped the 4x400m relay and 4x100m relay team finish 14th at the NCAA West Preliminary finals ... part of the 4x400m relay team that registered a season-best of 3:07.98 at the UTEP Springtime competition.
Before UTEP:Posted a career-best in the men's 400m recording a time of 45.89 at the 2011 Abuja AFN Golden League ... a member of the 4x400m relay team that clocked in a time of 3:05.15 at the 2011 Forest Regional Ch. ... crossed the finish line with a personal-best time of 21.69 in the 200m at the 2010 Lagos AFN Golden League.
Personal: Son of Kayode and Adedayo Onakoya ... born on October 10, 1990.