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 Miners advance to the finals after setting qualifying times on third day of the C-USA Championships.
The UTEP track and field team is prepared to take on the competition at the 2014 C-USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
The Miners conclude a full day of action at the Don Kirby Tailwind with 12 crowns.
Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese
Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese and Ivan Pierre Aguirre
2014 Indoor: Helped the 4x400m relay team to a silver-medal finish at the C-USA Championships...registered a season-best of 49.49 in the 400m at the Cherry & Silver Invitational... helped the distance medley relay to a top-five finish at the C-USA Championship...competed at the Texas A&M Invitational and the Don Kirby T&F Elite Invitational... was part of the men's team that took first overall at the C-USA Championships.
2014 Outdoor: Recorded a season-best of 51.37 in the 400m hurdles to claim gold at the Don Kirby Tailwind...led the 4x400m relay to first place at the UTEP Invitational and the Don Kirby Tailwind...claimed silver in the 400m hurdles at the UTEP Springtime and the UTEP Invitational...crossed the finish line fourth in the 400m hurdles at the C-USA Championship...finished in the top six in the 400m hurdles at the Texas Relays...competed in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA West Preliminary... was part of the men's team that took silver overall at the C-USA Championships.
Before UTEP: 2011-2013 (Western Texas College): Finished third in the men's 400m hurdles with a time of 51.79 at the 2013 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships...earned bronze in the 400m hurdles with a time of 51.79 at the NJCAA National Championships...captured second place at the Michael Johnson/ Dr. Pepper Classic with 52.26 in the 400m hurdles.
Personal: A native of Coppersa Cove, Texas...son of Jose and Mary Padron...brother of Ryan and Austin Padron... majoring in Criminal Justice...born in Eagle Pass, Texas on January 27, 1992.