Jackson Records Second-Fastest Time in School History

A. Wright

April 14, 2012

Final Stats |  Photo Gallery by Michael P. Reese  |  Photo gallery by Ivan Pierre Aguirre 

EL PASO- Sophomore Janice Jackson clocks in the second-fastest time in school history in the women’s 100m hurdles on Saturday at the UTEP Invitational.

Jackson posted a personal-best with a time of 13.48 and finished first overall in the event. Kim Turner holds the fastest time in school history with a time of 12.95 posted in 1983.

The sophomore also participated in the women’s 4x100m relay (Magen Del Pino, Endurance Abinuwa, Jackson and Yolanda Suggs), which clocked in a time of 45.13 taking third-place.

El Paso native Laura Delgado finished fourth in the women’s 1,500m posting a time of 5:03.13, followed by teammates Jackline Ekai and Gladys Chepsat with times of 5:03.45 and 5:06.30, respectively.

Junior Anthony Wright took silver in the men’s 100m dash crossing the finish line with a time of 10.29.

The men’s distance team posted a one, two, three and four place finish in the men’s 1,500m. Freshman Anthony Rotich lead the pace with a time of 4:00.40, followed closely by Justice Chirchir with a time of 4:01.18, El Paso native Juan Blanco registering a time of 4:04.87 and finally Elkana Rotich recording a time of 4:04.92.

Freshman Demetris Elias took first place in the men’s hammer throw with a mark of 60.11m. Elia was the first Miner on the men’s side to take the field on Saturday and defeat Trevor Berner from Central Arizona and Will Lohman from Boise State.

The men’s 4x100m relay team (Kristian Dillard, Curtis Kock, Abiola Onakoya and Wright) took first in a photo finish defeating Kansas State, Abilene Christian, Kansas and Boise State. The Miners recorded a time of 40.21 earning the No. 1 spot in Conference USA rankings.

Sophomore Abiola Onakoya claimed first-place in the men’s 400m clocking in a time of 48.63.  

Concluding the men’s field events is sophomore Richard Olsson taking third with a mark of 62.25m.

The Miners will travel to Walnut, Calif. on Saturday, April 19 for the Mt. SAC Relays.  



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