El Paso native Daniel Tarango was named the Conference USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week onTuesday.
The freshman took the track in the 800m for the first time this outdoor season and stormed the competition. The middle distance runner clocked in a season-best time of 1:51.58 at the Texas Tech Open. Tarango’s time secured him the top spot in the league, thus far.
This is Tarango’s first career outdoor track and field athlete of the week honor.
The Miners will be in action this Saturday at the UTEP Invitational at Kidd Field. Thefield events are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. (MT) and the running events will begin at 2 p.m.