Rotich Concludes Day Two of Competition at NCAA Championships

A. Rotich

March 9, 2013

Fayetteville, Ark. – Anthony Rotich concludes the second day of action at the NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

“It wasn’t exactly what we wanted from this particular meet, but not far from it,” said head coach Mika Laaksonen. “We planned to come back with two first team All-Americans, but we fell a couple of hundredths of a second short of it.”

The distance runner was the only sophomore that participated in a competitive 3,000m race that consisted of five juniors and 10 seniors. Rotich crossed the finish line with a time of 8:03.76 finishing 13th overall at the championship.

The sophomore took the track yesterday in the 5,000m and earned his first indoor All-American honor. This was Rotich first trip to the NCAA Indoor Championships.

“Both Janice Jackson and Anthony Rotich competed hard at nationals and represented their institution well,” said Laaksonen. “They both had really good indoor seasons and we couldn’t be more proud of them. We can’t wait to see what these two individuals can do during the outdoor season.”

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