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Blessing Okagbare Named Conference USA Female Athlete of the Year

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UTEP track star, and four time national champion, Blessing Okagbare was named the C-USA Female Athlete of the Year today. Rice baseball star Anthony Rendon was named the Male Athlete of the Year. She becomes the first Miner, male or female, to win the conference award.

Simply The Best: UTEP's Blessing Okagbare a National Champion in 100 Meter Dash

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Chalk up another National Championship for UTEP's Blessing Okagbare. She already had two indoor titles, but now she can add an outdoor title to her considerable list of accomplishments.Okagbare ran the 100m dash in 10.98, dusting the second place competitor who ran an 11.12. Her three national titles sets a school record.

West Texas Blaze: Fourteen Miners Qualify for the NCAA Championships

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The UTEP Track team had a stellar showing at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Austin, TX this weekend.  14 Miners have qualified for the NCAA Championship Meet that will take place June 9-12 in...

Speed Kills: Six Miners Qualify for the NCAA Championships

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The UTEP Track team had a monster outing at Day 2 of the NCAA West Preliminaries in Austin, TX.  From the official press release: On the men’s side, Anderson Mutegi (400m) and Ronalds Arajs...

Miners Standing Tall at NCAA West Preliminaries

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The UTEP Miners are off to a blistering start at the NCAA West Preliminaries in Austin, TX.

Mini Dig: Quick Links Edition

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Three Foes Gone: NMSU's Jahmar Young hires an agent, Jacoby Patton is shown the door, and Memphis lost Elliot Williams to the NBA Draft. Tim Floyd hits the recruiting trail at full speed and more...

The Dig: Happy Easter Edition

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UTEP's Blessing Okagbare dominates at the Texas Relays, Conference USA might not participate in future Liberty Bowls, and more in the Daily Dig.

UTEP's Blessing smashes meet record in long jump - USATODAY.com

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Excerpt: "The Texas-El Paso senior smashed a 5-year-old meet record with a leap of 22 feet, 7 inches, winning Friday's event with the longest jump in the world this year. She landed just an inch shy of her personal best and bronze-medal winning mark at the 2008 Beijing Olympics."

Texas Relays 2010: UTEP takes Gold, Silver in 5,000m on Day One | The Daily Texan

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The Miners are off to a great start at Texas Relays. I've attended the event, and it's quite incredible. The nations best collegiate stars, Olympians, and past stars are all there. Austin is the center of the track universe this weekend and UTEP is doing very well. Excerpt: "Two runners from UT-El Paso, sophomore Risper Kimaiyo and junior Kathya Garcia, got off to an early lead. Although Texas sophomore Laleh Mojtabaeezamani was hot on their heels for the first 11 minutes of the race, the UTEP pair pulled away in the last 1500 meters. "

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