Day two of Competition at Drake Relays Concludes
April 27, 2012
Des Moines, Iowa – The UTEP track and field team concludes day two of competition at Drake Relays at Drake Stadium.
Janice Jackson qualified for the women’s 100m hurdles finals posting a time of 13.54 in the prelims. The sophomore took second in her heat and fifth overall in the event. Jackson will be taking the track tomorrow at 2:59 p.m. against the 12th ranked Ivanique Kemp from Arkansas.
The women’s 4x100m relay team (Jackson, Yolanda Suggs, Marine Menez and Magen Del Pino) clock in a time of 45.95 finishing sixth overall. The team defeated Iowa, Drake, Alabama, Iowa State and Missouri State taking third-place in their heat. The squad earned a spot in the finals scheduled for tomorrow at 4:42 p.m.
The women's 4x200m relay squad (Jackson, Suggs, Jallycia Pearson and Del Pino) crossed the finish line with a time of 1:37.41 taking fourth overall.
The men’s 4x1600m relay (Anthony Rotich, Juan Blanco, Elkana Rotich and Justice Chirchir) dashed to the finish line recording a time of 16:57.71. Chirchir caught up to the leading pack, which included Missouri, Arkansas, Minnesota, Iowa State and Air Force to claim a sixth-place finish.
The men’s 4x100m relay team (Kristian Dillard, Kyron Joseph, Abiola Onakoya and Anthony Wright) took fifth in a very close finish between Baylor, Northern Iowa, Alabama and Kennesaw State. The squad crossed the finish line posting a time of 41.03, barley missing the finals.
The Miners will return to action tomorrow at 8:22 a.m. with the women’s shuttle hurdle relay.