MINERS

Elkana Rotich
 Elkana Rotich

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eldoret, Kenya

Position:
Distance

Experience:
2L

05/19/2014

UTEP Takes Second at C-USA Championships

The UTEP track and field men and women's team finish second at the 2014 C-USA Outdoor Championships.

05/17/2014

Miners Advance to the Finals at C-USA Championships

The Miners advance to the finals after setting qualifying times on third day of the C-USA Championships.

05/16/2014

Miners Earn Four Medals at C-USA Championships

Jallycia Pearson sets a new meet record in the heptathlon while the men's distance team secures a one-two-three finish in the 10,000m run.

05/02/2014

Miners Run the Show at Don Kirby Tailwind

The Miners conclude a full day of action at the Don Kirby Tailwind with 12 crowns.

04/07/2014

Miners Of The Week: April 7

UTEP Athletics Honors Elkana Rotich & Kristine Vitola as the Miners of the Week on March 24.

04/12/2014

UTEP Invitational

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

04/13/2013

UTEP Invitational

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

03/24/2012

UTEP Springtime. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

2014 Indoor: registered a season-best time of 4:18.75 in the mile run at the C-USA Championships...clocked in a season-best of 8:37.95 in the 3,000m run at the C-USA Championships...helped the distance medley relay to a top-five finish at the C-USA Championship... was part of the men's team that took first overall at the C-USA Championships.

2014 Outdoor: Claimed gold in the 10,000m run at the C-USA Championships with a season-best time of 30:26.85...delivered a bronze-medal finish in the 1,500m run with a season-best of 3:52.28 at the C-USA Championship...crossed the finish line first in the 3,000m run at the Don Kirby Tailwind with a top-season time of 8:51.91...finished first in the 5,000m run at the Texas Tech Open...garnered bronze in the 1,500m run at the UTEP Springtime...placed in the top four runners in the 3,000m steeplechase at the C-USA Championships...was part of the men's team that took silver overall at the C-USA Championships.

2013: Indoor: Claimed gold in the mile run at the Texas A&M Invitational with a season-best time of 4:06.37...competed at the Conference USA Championships in the mile run and 3,000m where crossed the finish line with a season best of 8:24.53...finished fifth at the Cherry & Silver Invitational with a time of 4:15.76 in the mile run.

Outdoor: Posted two bronze medal finishes at the C-USA Championships in the 1,500m () and 5,000m () and went on to claim silver in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:05.71 at the C-USA Championship...placed sixth in the 1,500m with a mark of 3:49.04 at Drake Relays...recorded a silver finish in the 1,500m at the UTEP Invitational.

2012: Indoor: Clocked in a season-best 4:13.44 in the mile taking second place at the Cherry and Silver Invitational ... competed in the 3,000m at the Cherry and Silver Invitational and finished second with a time of 8:40.92 ... crossed the finish line with a time of 4:14.29 in the mile at the Blue and Orange Opener.

Outdoor: Silver medalist in the 10,000m at the C-USA Championships posting a time of 30:50.99 ... recorded a season-best of 14:19.90 at Drake Relays in the men's 5,000m ... finished eight overall in the 3,000m steeplechase at Texas Relays registering a time of 9:16.78 ... took first place in the 1,500m at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open with a time of 3:50.57.

2011: Indoor: Part of the distance medley relay team that finished second at the C-USA Championships with a time of 10:09.80 ... took fifth in the mile run and 10th in the 3,000m run at the C-USA Championships with times of 4:12.02 and 8:32.53, respectively ... posted a season-best time of 8:20.43 in the 3,000m run at the Meyo Invitational.

Outdoor: Gold medalist in the 5,000m run and the 10,000m run at the C-USA Championships with times of 14:18.96 and 30:43.73, respectively ... finished third in the 1,500m run with a time of 3:45.40 at the conference championships ... claimed first place in the 1,500m run at the UTEP Springtime (3:47.88), Texas Tech Open (3:49.79), Texas Relays (3:47.88), UTEP Invitational (3:47.83) and Payton Jordan (3:44.41) ... participated in the NCAA West Preliminary posting a time of 3:51.72 in the 1,5000m run.

2010: Indoor:Claimed the crown in the mile run at the Texas Tech Invitational in with a time of 4:09.00 ... took the silver medal in the 3,000m run when he clocked a time of 8:39.82 also at the Texas Tech Invitational.

Outdoor:Redshirted.