Justice Chirchir
 Justice Chirchir


Eldoret, Kenya

Last College:
Mother of Apostles Seminary Eldoret




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.


Day two of Competition at Drake Relays Concludes

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


Jackson Records Second-Fastest Time in School History

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


Miners Host UTEP Invitational

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


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.


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.