Conference U-S-Hey: UTEP Miners

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Jun 14, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Anthony Rotich of UTEP celebrates after winning the steeplechase in 8:32.21 in the 2014 NCAA Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Olympic Sports

Year in and year out, UTEP produces some the best track athletes in C-USA on the men’s and women’s side.  This year was the pinnacle of that, as Anthony Rotich won two national championships in outdoor and indoor events. Rotich will be a junior this year, and has the mold of a possible Olympic great in the next couple of years. Softball has had a tough going in the win/loss column the past couple of seasons, but coach Tobin Echo-Hawk has things in the right direction.  UTEP matched its win total from the previous year almost half way through the season; Echo-Hawk was a proven winner at the University of Portland and has already made great strides not only with the current group, but in recruiting as well. I’m far from a soccer fan, but I do know our Women’s soccer team is always competitive, and they have high expectations for their upcoming fall season.