All-American Anthony Rotich captured the NCAA title in the mile leading the men's team to an eighth-place finish at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships .
Miner Nuggets: NCAA All-American during the 2007 indoor season, placing fifth in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships.
2007 (Junior): Outdoor: Posted NCAA regional marks in the triple jump four times during the season ... finished tied for second at the NCAA regional meet with a mark of 13.04m (42-9 1/2) ... triple jump champion at the C-USA Championships on May 12 and ninth in the long jump ... earned first place finishes in the triple jump at the Springtime and UTEP Invitationals as well as at the Drake Relays ... fifth in the long jump at the UTEP Invite (5.91m; 19-4 3/4). Indoor: Posted a fifth-place finish at nationals in the triple jump, earning All-America accolades ... prior to that, posted NCAA provisional marks three times during the season ... triple jump champion at the C-USA Championship (13.08m) and seventh in the long jump (5.75m) ... second in the triple jump at the Husker and Tyson Invitationals with respective marks of 12.90m and 13.27 ... fourth at the Lobo Invite in the triple jump on Jan. 20.
Before UTEP: Has competed in the triple jump at the European Junior Championships in 2003 and 2005 and the IAAF World Championships in 2002 ... comes to UTEP with personal best of 45-1 1/2 (13.75) in the outdoor triple jump and 44-6 1/4 (13.57) in the indoor triple jump ... third in the triple jump at the 2006 French national championships with a mark of 43-9 1/4 (13.34) ... posted a 2006 season-best 44-0 3/4 (13.43) on May 14 ... silver medalist at the 2006 French indoor championships with a distance of 43-10 3/4 (13.38) ... runner-up at the 2005 French junior championships in the triple jump (13.50; 44-3 1/2) ... took 11th in the triple jump at the 2005 European Junior Championships with a distance of 43-0 1/2 (13.12) ... set her personal best in the triple jump on June 10, 2005 with a leap of 45-1 1/2 (13.75) ... had her indoor triple jump best of 44-6 1/4 (13.57) on Feb. 20, 2005 to take third at the French indoor championships ... national indoor junior champion in the triple jump in 2005 ... sixth in the triple jump at the 2004 national junior championships and seventh at the 2004 national senior championships ... competed at the 2003 European Junior Championships in the triple jump ... tenth in the 2003 national championships outdoors and runner up indoors at both junior and senior championships during the 2003 season ... competed in the qualifying round of the triple jump at the 2002 IAAF World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica ... runner up at the national junior championships in the triple jump indoors and outdoors in 2002 ... graduated from Saint Pierre High School in Lille.
Personal: Full name is Nelly Tchayem ... majoring in undergraduate studies ... daughter of Jules Roland Tchayem and Agnes Rene Joenoa ... has four sisters ... born Aug. 4, 1983, in Lille, France.