The UTEP men's track and field team have moved up to secure the No. 25 spot in the USTFCCCA Division I team rankings.
A Cumulative 3.75 GPA Is Required To Earn Medal
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.
Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to qualify.
2012:Indoor: Finished eighth at the Conference USA Championships in the triple jump with a mark of 13.63m (44-08.75) ... recorded a throw of 12.61m (41-04.50) in the shot put at the Texas A&M Invitational.
Outdoor: Ranked 20th in the nation in the javelin throw with a personal-best of 71.58m (234-10) recorded at the UTEP Springtime meet ... posted a throw of 69.43m (227-09) at Texas Relays finishing fifth overall ... took bronze at the Conference USA Championships posting a mark of 66.10m (216-10).
2011: Indoor: Claimed gold at the Lobo Open in the shot put with a mark of 13.72m (45-00.25).
Outdoor: Took silver at the Conference USA Championships in the javelin with a mark of 67.94m (222-11) ... recorded a 68.90m (226-00) in the javelin at the NCAA West Preliminary ... advanced to the NCAA Championships and finished 24th in the javelin with a mark of 64.67m (212-2) ... recorded a season-best at the UTEP Invitational with a mark of 69.26m (227-03) ... Finished first at the UTEP Springtime, 63.60m (208-08).
Before UTEP:Sweden Junior National runner-up in the javelin in 2008.