Solomon Gardea
 Solomon Gardea

RS Senior

El Paso, Texas

High School:
Chapin High School


School-Record 140 UTEP Student-Athletes Make C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

A Cumulative GPA Of 3.0 Is Required


Cross Country Team Set to Compete at Pre Nationals

After a two week hiatus from competition, the UTEP cross country team will join 161 teams from across the nation at the NCAA Division I Pre-National Cross Country meet on Saturday. Hosted by Indiana State University, the meet will be held at the Lavern Gibson Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind.


Rotich Takes First at Notre Dame Invitational

Anthony Rotich placed first in the Miners' first big test of the season at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday.


Kimaiyo Claims Crown at 2011 NCAA Mountain Region

All-American Risper Kimaiyo became the first woman in program history to claim back-to-back titles with a time of 20:35 at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Mountain Regional in Provo, Utah on Saturday.


Cross Country Heads to NCAA Mountain Regional

Reigning Mountain Regional champion Risper Kimaiyo will look to defend her titles on Saturday, Nov. 13 when the UTEP men's and women's cross country teams take the field in Provo, Utah for the 2011 Mountain Regional Championships.

2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

2012: Redshirt

2011 (Junior): Earned All-Conference USA Second Team honors with a time of 24:30 in the 8K race and finished 12th overall ... clocked in a time of 25:26 at the Pre-National meet ... took sixth place at the Kachina Classic with a time of 26:01.1 ... crossed the finish line fifth at the Lori Fitzgerald meet and posted a time of 21:45.7 in the 7K.

2010 (Sophomore): Garnered Conference USA Second Team honors with a 13th place at the conference championships clocking in at 24:25 ... best finish of the season was a sixth place at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational with a time of 21:20 ... ran to an 18th-place finish at the Kachina Classic with a time of 26:19 ... opened the season with a 29th place with a time of 26:05 at the Lobo Invitational ... finished 55th at the NCAA Mountain Regional, 31:30 ... ran a 25:54 at the Notre Dame Invitational and 25:43 at Prenationals.

2009 (Freshman):
Finished 31st at Lobo Invitational with a time of 27:03.85 ... 16th at Lori FitzGerald Invitational with a time of 21:59.0 ... 19th at Kachina Classic with a time of 27:35.6 ... 80th at Bill Dellinger Invitational with a time of 25:59.40 ... 188th at Pre-National Invitational with a time of 26:09.9 ... placed 37th at C-USA Championships with a time of 26:53.1 ... 98th at Mountain Region Championships clocking in with a time of 33:29.1.

High School: Garnered cross country all-state honors as a senior ... named to the all-region and all-city teams in 2008 and 2007 ... tabbed an all-city selection as a sophomore.

Son of Jesus and Mary Gardea ... majoring in mechanical engineering ... has two sisters, Amy and Tina ... born July 12, 1991 in El Paso, Texas.

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