MINERS
Rotich Records Third-Fastest Time in the Nation

A. Rotich

A. Rotich

Feb. 8, 2013

Seattle, Wash. - Anthony Rotich clocked in the third-fastest time in the nation in the 5,000m at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash.

"Rotich competed among the best group of distance runner in college and he performed very well," said associate head coach Paul Ereng. "He ran a time of 13:38.58, which is his personal best but lost to two guys who dipped for 13:38.57. I believe this is a good experience and we learned a lot for future races."

In what proved to be a close race to the finish line, the sophomore registered a time of 13:38.58 in the 5,000m and finished third overall. The All-American not only posted a top time nationally, but also recorded the second-fastest time in program history in the event. 

Rotich is now ranked nationally in the top-five in three events: mile (3:57.76), 3,000m (7:59.40) and 5,000m.

The distance runner will be competing again tomorrow in the men's 3,000m set to begin at 5:55 p.m. (MT). 


 

 

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