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UTEP Women Capture First C-USA Outdoor Track and Field Title

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UTEP Athletics.

For the last four days, UTEP hosted the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Kidd Field. During that time, records were shattered and the Miner women won their first ever conference title.

“Our women’s team capturing their first outdoor title ever is a huge deal and to do it here at home makes it that much more special,” head coach Mika Laaksonen said in the school’s press release. “We have a pretty well bunch team, we have scorers in multiple events and unfortunately a lot of them are seniors. So, we’re going to have to rebuild and rebuild in a hurry.”

Super sophomore Tobi Amusan won gold in both the 100 meter hurdles and the 4×100 meter relay. Sophomore Winny Koech won gold in both the 10,000 meter and 5,000 meter run. Laaksonen was named the C-USA women’s Coach of the Year for the outdoor season.

UTEP Athletics.
UTEP Athletics.

As for the men, freshman phenom Emmanuel Korir set the school record for the fastest 400 meter sprint. His 44.53 time is the fourth best time in the world and he broke the 36-year old mark set by Bert Cameron (44.58). Korir also won the silver medal in the mile relay, along with teammates James Bias, Donivan Ortega and Asa Guevara. Jonah Koech captured gold in the 1,500 meter run, while Michael Saruni took home the silver. As a team, the UTEP men finished third overall.

The NCAA West Regional meet will be held in Austin from Thursday, May 25th through Saturday May 27th.

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