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Justice Chirchir
 Justice Chirchir

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eldoret, Kenya

Last College:
Mother of Apostles Seminary Eldoret

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
04/23/1987

05/02/2012

UTEP's Rotich, Brown, Carrera, Joyce Snag Top UTEP Athletic Honors

The Miners held their annual end-of-the-year athletic awards banquet, "Dinner with the Miners," on Wednesday night.

04/27/2012

Day two of Competition at Drake Relays Concludes

The UTEP track and field team concludes day two of competition.

04/14/2012

Jackson Records Second-Fastest Time in School History

Jackson clocks in the second-fastest time in school history in the women's 100m hurdles.

04/12/2012

Miners Host UTEP Invitational

The UTEP track and field team will host its final home meet of the season at Kidd Field.

04/06/2012

Distance Team Post Personal-Best Times at Stanford Invitational

Senior Justice Chirchir and freshman Anthony Rotich post personal-best times at the 2012 Stanford Invitational on Friday night.

03/24/2012

UTEP Springtime. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

2011: Indoor: Posted season-best times at the C-USA Championships claiming gold in the 5,000m (14:22.92), silver in the 3,000m (8:16.99) and bronze in the mile (4:09.52) ... crossed the finish line with a time of 4:11.62 in the mile at the Texas A&M Invitational.

Outdoor: Took second place in the 1,500m at Payton Jordan (3:46.14), UTEP Invitational (3:45.55), Texas Tech Open (3:50.07) and UTEP Springtime (3:52.35) ... finished fifth in the 1,500m with a time of 3:46.14 and ninth in the 5,000m, 14:47.35 at the Conference USA Championships ... crossed the finish line fourth at Texas Relays posting a time of 3:49.19.

2010: Indoor:Received two bronze medals at the Conference USA Championships in the mile, 4:18.40, and the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:38.64... also won the bronze medal at the Texas Tech Invitational in the 3,000-meter run, 8:47.77 ... part of the 1,600m relay team that won a silver medal at the Conference USA Championships, 3:17.92.

Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the 1,500m where he posted a season-best time of 3:46.88 ... claimed the 1,500m crown at the Texas Relays (3:56.06) and at the UTEP Invitational (3:49.63) ... took silver in the 1,500m at the Springtime Invitational, 4:00.43 ... finished third (1,500m) at the Conference USA Championships (3:49.89) and at Don Kirby Invitational (3:53.13) ... was fourth in the 5,000m run clocking in at the 14:24.90.


2009: Indoor: Placed third in the 5,000 meter run at the Frank Sevigne Invitational, 14:45.03 ... seventh at the Texas A&M Invitational's 3,000 meters, 8:31.59 ... finished fifth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:00.34, sixth in the mile, 4:22.37, and 11th in the 3,000 meters, 8:48.88, at the Conference USA Championships.

Outdoor: Took bronze in the 1,500 meters at the Texas Relays, 3:54.61 ... also took third in the 400 meters with a time of 4:04.16 at the UTEP Invitational ...fourth in the 1,500m (3:55.83) and the 10,000m (31:18.69), sixth in the 5,000m (14:53.83) at the C-USA Championships ... finished fourth in the 10,000 meters clocking in at 31:22.38 at Drake Relays. 



Personal: Majoring in chemistry...son of Erick and Milkah Melly...has four siblings (Edward, Vibian, Joan, Valentine)...born on April 23, 1987 in Nandi, Kenya.

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