Anthony Rotich, Men's Track & Field
Freshman Anthony Rotich finished sixth in the men's 3,000m steeplechase at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium, Saturday morning.
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.