Miners Of The Week: June 11, 2012
June 11, 2012
Janice Jackson, Women's Track & Field
Janice Jackson crossed the finish line fifth in the second heat of the women's 100m hurdles. The sophomore posted a time of 13.35, but it wasn't enough to earn her a spot in the 100m hurdles finals at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Rotich fell to the back of the pack at the beginning of the race, but he quickly found his pace and began to pull away. The freshman was in the top five for more than half of the race and remained with the leading pack throughout the competition. C-USA Champion Carl Stones challenged Rotich in the final lap, but Rotich cover the move and defeated Stones. The Kenyan native took sixth place in the steeplechase and clocked in a time of 8:46.01 in his first NCAA Championship.
He earned All-American First Team honors in the 3,000m steeplechase at the national meet. It was just the sixth race at this distance for Rotich in his career.