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Miners Of The Week: Oct. 7, 2013

Anthony Rotich & Azia Nicholson are the Miners of the Week

Anthony Rotich & Azia Nicholson are the Miners of the Week

Oct. 7, 2013

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Anthony Rotich Cross Country
At the Notre Dame Adidas Classic that featured eight of Division I's top 30 squads including two top-10 programs and defending meet champion Chris O'Hare of Tulsa, it was UTEP's Anthony Rotich who crossed the finish line first. The sophomore completed the 8K course in 24:18.6 to finish four seconds ahead of returning cross country All-American and 2013 indoor & outdoor 5000 meters All-American Luke Caldwell of New Mexico. The All-American earned his fourth gold medal finish of the season at the Notre Dame Adidas Classic and has claimed three Conference USA Athlete of the Week honors.

Azia NicholsonSoccer
Azia Nicholson scored a pair of goals over the weekend to help the UTEP soccer team maintain its unbeaten road record in 2013. The senior got pulled the Miners even at UAB by finishing a cross from Jade Babcock in an eventual 1-1 tie on Oct. 4. She then showed a flair for the dramatic by providing a golden goal- also on a feed from Babcock- in UTEP's 2-1 OT triumph at FAU. The efforts improved the Miners to 5-0-1 on the road this year, matching the longest unbeaten streak in hostile territory in program history.

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