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Highlights of 2019 spring athletics

Highlights of 2019 spring athletics

Isaiah Ramirez, Sports Editor May 7, 2019

The 2019 spring semester featured tournament wins, names being placed in record books and a conference championship. Miner fans have plenty to look forward to after a solid outing by several Miner programs. Let’s take a look at the notable events that...

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UTEP women’s track and field sprints to championship

UTEP women’s track and field sprints to championship

Daniel Mendez, Web Editor February 18, 2019

UTEP women’s track and field team won the 2019 Air Force Reserve Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championship held Sunday, Feb. 17 in Birmingham, Alabama.  UTEP had a total score of 89.50 points, which beat the second-place winner Charlotte...

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Athletes to watch: UTEP track and tennis

Athletes to watch: UTEP track and tennis

Isaiah Ramirez , Sports Editor January 22, 2019

As the spring semester kicks off at UTEP there are certain athletes looking to leave an impact on their respective seasons. Here are some athletes to watch in UTEP Women’s Track & Field and UTEP Women’s Tennis. UTEP Women’s Track and Field  Lilian...

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Saruni sets worlds sixth-fastest time in 2018

Saruni sets world’s sixth-fastest time in 2018

Jeremy Carranco, Sports Editor April 7, 2018

UTEP sophomore runner Michael Saruni continues to set world records as a Miner. He made another mark on Saturday afternoon, setting 2018's sixth-fastest world time in the 400m with a 45.42 showing at the Don Kirby Tailwind Open in Albuquerque. "This...

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Saruni sets NCAAs second all-time best in the 800M

Saruni sets NCAA’s second all-time best in the 800M

Jeremy Carranco, Sports Editor January 27, 2018

UTEP sophomore runner Michael Saruni set the No. 2 NCAA all-time mark in the 800m race with a 1:45.19 finish at the Texas Tech Invitational Saturday afternoon in Lubbock. “Saruni had another outstanding performance and puts himself in a class of...

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Saruni and Koech named C-USA track athletes of the week

Saruni and Koech named C-USA track athletes of the week

Jeremy Carranco, Sports Editor January 16, 2018

UTEP track and field landed two Conference USA weekly honors with Male Track Athlete of the Week Michael Saruni and Female Athlete of the Week Lilian Koech, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon. Saruni placed first in the 800m at the Vanderbilt...

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Four UTEP Track and Field members earn regional awards

Four UTEP Track and Field members earn regional awards

Mike Flores, Sports Editor June 6, 2017

UTEP’s standout freshman Emmanuel Korir, was named male Mountain Region Track Athlete of the Year, while Tobi Amusan took home the female Mountain Region Track Athlete of the Year. Both the men’s and women’s assistant coaches for UTEP, Paul Ereng...

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Six Miners qualify for the NCAA Championships after day two of the NCAA West Preliminaries

Six Miners qualify for the NCAA Championships after day two of the NCAA West Preliminaries

Jeremy Carranco, Contributor May 27, 2017

The first two days of the NCAA West Preliminaries in Austin, Texas are in the books and six Miners have punched-in their tickets to the NCAA Championships which begin on June 7 in Eugene, Oregon. Day One (Thursday, May 25) Men The first event on...

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Miners qualify for NCAA West Preliminaries

Miners qualify for NCAA West Preliminaries

Mike Flores, Sports Editor May 22, 2017

The UTEP track and field team will be sending 16 student-athletes to compete in the NCAA West Preliminaries next weekend in Austin, Texas from May 25 to May 27. Throughout the preliminaries, the top 12 athletes in each event will advance to the NCAA...

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Miner legend Ted Banks passes away

Miner legend Ted Banks passes away

Javier Cortez, Web Editor August 26, 2016

Former UTEP Track and Field head coach Ted Banks, passed away at his Gunter, Texas home late Thursday night. He is survived by his wife Judy, three children; Jennifer, Ted and Tom and two grandchildren; Hunter and Jade Nix. Banks was 82 years old. During...

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Samantha Hall, Rasmus Maukonen, Anthony Rotich and Jallycia Pearson will all compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Track and field ready for nationals

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter June 9, 2015

Four members of the UTEP track and field team will be in Eugene, Ore- gon from July 10-13 to compete in the NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Miners travel to Eugene with a few fresh faces in sophomore Samantha Hall and freshman Rasmus Muakonen, along...

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The UTEP track and field team will host the Twilight track meet on Friday, May 1 at Kidd Field.

UTEP hosts track meet under the lights

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter April 28, 2015

With the track and field season coming to an end, UTEP will host its third track meet of the year on Friday, May 1 at Kidd Field. The Twilight Meet will be the Miners’ final competition before the Conference USA Outdoor Championships. The Miners will...

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