UTEP�s Winny Koech set the pace during the 25-lap race, crossing the finish line to garner the Miners� first gold medal (10,000m) at the Conference USA Championships on Friday evening.
Koech ran a time of 35:44.15 to gather 10 precious team points. Teammate Gladys Jerotich finished in fifth place with a time of 37:57.56 to grab five points.
On the men�s side, Antony Kosgei took silver with a time of 31:05.55, raking in eight points. Evans Kiprono clocked 31:36.33 to place fifth, adding another four points.
Lucia Mokrasova garnered silver in a valiant effort on day two of the C-USA Championship in the women�s heptathlon. The junior still earned the Miners eight crucial points.
Mokrasova finished with a final tally of 5,525 points. The heptathlete battled against Elizabeth Dadzie (Middle Tennessee) for the conference title for the second consecutive year. Mokrasova collected a mark of 5.52m (18-01.5) in the long jump, a heave of 39.79m (130-06) and an 800m time of 2:30.86 to close out the event.
The Miners had two third-place showings in the men�s and women�s hammer throw with a couple of personal-bests.� Senior Fayon Gonzales tossed 56.82m (186-05) in her last competition as a Miner. In his first conference championship, Karol Koncos rocked 64.29m (210-11), both garnering six team points.
The men�s team sits in second place with 18 points, while the women�s team hangs on to first place with 28 points through three events.
Saturday�s action will showcase plenty of action as the Miners will have Tobi Amusan, ranked No. 2 in the in the country in the 100m hurdles, Michael Saruni, No. 3 in the nation in the 400m and Emmanuel Korir, ranked first in the country in the 800m.
The action kicks off at 1:00 p.m. MT. For Live updates and breaking news be sure to follow @UTEPTrack on Twitter and uteptrack on Instagram.
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