Miners relay team falls in NCAA Championships
El Paso, TX — The UTEP women’s 4x100m relay concluded the season crossing the finish line seventh in the first heat on Wednesday at Hayward Field.
“Rough start for the ladies,” head coach Mika Laaksonen said. “These four girls were definitely capable of running sub 44 second race and 44.17 made the final today. We had a really bad first exchange and no chance after that. You can’t make mistakes here at this level and expect to advance.”
The squad consisting of Anna-Kay James, Janice Jackson, Aiyanna Stiverne and Florence Uwakwe recorded a time of 45.03 finishing 17th overall. James, Stiverne and Uwakwe will all return next season for the Miners.
Tomorrow the UTEP track and field team will kickoff the second day of the meet with the 100m hurdles at 6:20 p.m. (MT), followed by the 3,000m steeplechase at 6:35 p.m.
Live updates of the 2013 NCAA Championship will be available on Twitter at UTEPTrack.