MINERS

Anthony Rotich
 Anthony Rotich

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nairobi, Kenya

High School:
Koiwa High School

Position:
Distance

Experience:
1L

07/24/2014

Six Miners Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Six Miners earned spots on the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic team.

06/30/2014

Rotich Named Conference USA Athlete of the Year

Three-time national champion Anthony Rotich was named the 2013-2014 Conference USA Male Athlete of the Year.

06/19/2014

Rotich Named C-USA Athlete of the Year

National Champion Anthony Rotich repeats his honors as Conference USA Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year.

06/16/2014

Miners Of The Week: June 16

UTEP Athletics Honors Anthony Rotich & Nickevea Wilson

06/14/2014

Rotich Defends Title at NCAA Championships

Anthony Rotich becomes the first back-to-back champion in the 3,000m steeplechase since Matt Hughes (Louisville) in 2010-11.

04/12/2014

UTEP Invitational

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

04/13/2013

UTEP Invitational

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

03/23/2013

UTEP Springtime, 2013

Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese

03/24/2012

UTEP Springtime. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

2014 National Champion (3,000m Steeplechase)
2014 National Champion (Indoor Mile)
2013 National Champion (3,000m Steeplechase)
2013 All-American (5,000m)
2012 All-American (3,000m Steeplechase)

2014 Indoor: Claimed seven first-place finishes... mainstay on Bowerman Watchlist...won the NCAA Championship in the mile run...ranked first in the nation in the mile run with a career-best time of 4:01.11 posted at the Cherry & Silver Invitational...clocked in three first-place finishes in the 1,500m, 3,000, and 5,000m at the C-USA Championship earning C-USA High Point Scorer of the Meet and Performer of the Meet...ranked 11th in the nation in the 3,000m run with a time of 7:56.60 recorded at the Husky Classic garnering C-USA Athlete of the Week honors... paced the distance medley relay team to a gold-medal finish of 9:37.31 at the Texas A&M Invitational... was part of the men's team that took first overall at the C-USA Championships.

2014 Outdoor: Garnered seven crowns...Bowerman Watchlist Semi-finalist...claimed the NCAA title in the 3,000m steeplechase for a second consecutive year...ranked first in the nation with a season-best time of 8:30.54 in the 3,000m steeplechase registered at the Payton Jordan Cardinal...claimed gold in the steeplechase at the Texas Relays and NCAA West Preliminary...ranks fourth in the nation with a gold-finish of 3:42.55 in the 1,500m run posted at the UTEP Invitational...clocked in three-gold medal finishes in the 1,500m run, 5,000m run and 3,000m steeplechase at the C-USA Championship earning C-USA High Point Scorer of the Meet and Performer of the Meet...paced the distance medley relay to a consecutive first-place finish at the Drake Relays with a season best of 9:35.45...helped the distance medley relay to silver finishes at the Texas Relays and Texas Tech open...was part of the men's team that took silver overall at the C-USA Championships.

2013: Indoor: Ranked fifth in the nation in the 5,000m with a time of 13:38.58 registered at the Husky Classic...earned All-American honors in the 5,000m after finishing sixth at the NCAA Championship...set gold medal finishes at the C-USA Championships in the 3,000m and 5,000m and two silver finishes in the mile and distance medley relay garnering the high scorer of the Meet and the Performer of the Meet...ranked 16th in the nation in the 3,000m with a time of 7:53.43 se at the Husky Classic...competed in the 3,000m run at the NCAA Championship.

Outdoor: Claimed six first-place finishes...won the NCAA Championship in the steeplechase setting a school record of 8:21.19...ranked third in the nation in the steeplechase with a time of 8:37.47 posted at the Mt. SAC Relays...clocked in three first-place finishes in the 1,500m, 5,000m, and steeplechase at the C-USA Championship earning C-USA Outstanding Male Performer of the Meet...ranked ninth in the nation in the 5,000m with a time of 13:34.84 posted at the Stanford Invitational garnering C-USA Athlete of the Week honors...took third at the NCAA West Preliminary Championship in the steeplechase with a time of 8:37.49.

2012: Indoor: Finished second at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in the 3,000m posting a time of 8:10.15 ... clocked in a season-best of 14:02.16 in the 5,000m at the UW Husky Classic ... took second place in the 5,000m at the C-USA Championships.

Outdoor: Received All-American honors after finishing sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 8:46.01 at the NCAA Championships ... clocked in a personal-best of 8:41.14 in the prelims at the NCAA Championships ... crossed the finish line second at the NCAA West Preliminary meet in the steeplechase (8:49.42) ... earlier in the year was ranked 43rd in the nation in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 8:55.63 registered at the Stanford Invitational ... recorded a second and third place finish at the C-USA Championships in the steeplechase and 5,000m run, respectively... took bronze at Texas Relays in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Personal: Son of Jonathan and Jane Rotich...majoring in Civil Engineering...has eight siblings (four brothers and four sisters).