April 7, 2009
EL PASO, Texas - UTEP's Blessing Okagbare was named the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week the league announced Tuesday morning.
Okagbare posted the second-best performance in the nation in the women's triple jump with a mark of 13.52m (44-04.25). The distance also ranks as C-USA's Top Performance for the 2009 season and is a NCAA regional qualifying mark.
The Sapele, Nigeria, junior was also part of the women's 400-meter relay that recorded a regional qualifying and season-best time of 45.05.
Okagbare and the Miners will be home this weekend as they host the 2009 UTEP Invitational at Kidd Field on Saturday. Field events begin at 10 a.m., running events start at 3 p.m.