UTEP Athletics Honors Elkana Rotich & Kristine Vitola as the Miners of the Week on March 24.
Miners capture top performances at the Texas Tech Open.
UTEP track & field kicks off the outdoor season on a high note.
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.
2013: Indoor: Claimed gold in the mile run at the Texas A&M Invitational with a season-best time of 4:06.37...competed at the Conference USA Championships in the mile run and 3,000m where crossed the finish line with a season best of 8:24.53...finished fifth at the Cherry & Silver Invitational with a time of 4:15.76 in the mile run.
Outdoor: Posted two bronze medal finishes at the C-USA Championships in the 1,500m () and 5,000m () and went on to claim silver in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:05.71 at the C-USA Championship...placed sixth in the 1,500m with a mark of 3:49.04 at Drake Relays...recorded a silver finish in the 1,500m at the UTEP Invitational.
2012: Indoor: Clocked in a season-best 4:13.44 in the mile taking second place at the Cherry and Silver Invitational ... competed in the 3,000m at the Cherry and Silver Invitational and finished second with a time of 8:40.92 ... crossed the finish line with a time of 4:14.29 in the mile at the Blue and Orange Opener.
Outdoor: Silver medalist in the 10,000m at the C-USA Championships posting a time of 30:50.99 ... recorded a season-best of 14:19.90 at Drake Relays in the men's 5,000m ... finished eight overall in the 3,000m steeplechase at Texas Relays registering a time of 9:16.78 ... took first place in the 1,500m at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open with a time of 3:50.57.
2011: Indoor: Part of the distance medley relay team that finished second at the C-USA Championships with a time of 10:09.80 ... took fifth in the mile run and 10th in the 3,000m run at the C-USA Championships with times of 4:12.02 and 8:32.53, respectively ... posted a season-best time of 8:20.43 in the 3,000m run at the Meyo Invitational.
Outdoor: Gold medalist in the 5,000m run and the 10,000m run at the C-USA Championships with times of 14:18.96 and 30:43.73, respectively ... finished third in the 1,500m run with a time of 3:45.40 at the conference championships ... claimed first place in the 1,500m run at the UTEP Springtime (3:47.88), Texas Tech Open (3:49.79), Texas Relays (3:47.88), UTEP Invitational (3:47.83) and Payton Jordan (3:44.41) ... participated in the NCAA West Preliminary posting a time of 3:51.72 in the 1,5000m run.
2010: Indoor:Claimed the crown in the mile run at the Texas Tech Invitational in with a time of 4:09.00 ... took the silver medal in the 3,000m run when he clocked a time of 8:39.82 also at the Texas Tech Invitational.