The UTEP track and field team had three different athletes rewarded for their spectacular performances last week at the Texas Relays; Tobi Amusan (female track), Lucia Mokrasova (female field) and Michael Saruni (co-male track) all earned Conference USA Athlete of the Week accolades in their respective events.
For Amusan this is her second straight C-USA weekly honor after being named co-female track. The sophomore clocked the fastest-qualifying time (12.75) in the 100m hurdles at the Texas Relays.
On Saturday, Amusan shaved .03 seconds (12.72) off her preliminary time to defend her Texas Relays title, while also breaking the meet record set by Ashlee Williams (12.83) in 2005.
The hurdler continues to hold the No.1 spot nationally with her time registered last week at the UTEP Springtime.
Mokrasova set a personal best in the heptathlon scoring 5,671 points, breaking her previous record of 5,615 points. The junior had an outstanding first day at Texas Relays, clocking in a time of 14.06 in the 100m hurdles earning her 970 points. She then cleared 1.67m (5-5.75) in the high jump for an additional 818 points.
In her strongest event, the Slovakian registered a toss of 14.10m (46-3.25) to finish first in the shot put. Closing out the day, she sprinted to a 24.56 finish in the 200m with a total of 3,517 points.
Day two was a bit of a slower start as Mokrasova jumped out to 5.30m (17-4.75) in the long jump. In the javelin, she finished fourth with a mark of 39.94m (131-0). In the 800m, Mokrasova ran a time of 2:18.44 to earn 845 points and set the school record of 5,671 points in the heptathlon.
Mokrasova finished in eighth place at the Texas Relays and ranks fourth nationally.
On the men�s side, Saruni represented the Miners in the 800m run and captured gold with a time of 1:45.82. The freshman ran a patient race, biding time for a late kick with 120 meters to go in the final lap. The Kenyan competed against an outstanding field that included 2012 Olympic silver medalist (Leonel Manzano) and the collegiate record holder (Donavan Brazier).
Saruni�s time ranks second in the nation and first in C-USA.
The Miners will return to action April 13-15 at the Mt. SAC Distance Carnival and the UCLA Invitational. Follow @UTEPTrack on Twitter for live updates.
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