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Rotich Makes Second Appearance on Bowerman Watch List

Anthony Rotich

Anthony Rotich

Feb. 5, 2014

EL Paso - All-American Anthony Rotich was named to the 2014 Bowerman Men’s Watch List for the month of February announced the committee on Wednesday.

This is Rotich’s second career appearance on the list. The junior was first appointed to the list back on January 8th and is one of two distance runners earning recognition.

Roitch is the first man from UTEP and the fourth from Conference-USA to appear on the Watch List.

Already this season, Rotich ran a personal best of 4:01.11 (@3:55.86) in the mile run at the New Mexico Cherry & Silver Invitational. His performance currently ranks him first in nation and C-USA. At the same meet he captured the 3,000m run with a finish of 8:17.33 (@8:05.08). Rotich also won the mile at the New Mexico Lobo collegiate Open in 4:10.72 the week before.

Last Season, Rotich claimed his first NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field national title in the 3000 meter steeplechase in 2013, but his winning time of 8:21.19 was fast enough to make him the seventh-fastest performer in collegiate history. Only two collegian men (Donn Cabral in 2012 and Barnabas Kirui of Mississippi in 2007) have run faster since the turn of the new millennium.

He won seven of his ten outdoor finals between the steeplechase, 5000 meters and 1500 meters, and claimed Conference-USA titles in each of those three events. He was the top collegian in all three steeplechase finals he ran in 2013.

Indoors, he qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships at both 3000 and 5000 meters, finishing 12th and sixth, respectively. His 13:38.58 performance at 5000 meters at the UW Husky Classic was the fifth fastest collegiate time of the 2013 indoor season.

The Miners are set to compete at the Texas A&M Invitational this weekend.

The Bowerman Men’s Watch List – February 2014


 

 

(Click student-athletes’ names for biographies)

 

 

 

 

 

NAME

YEAR

SCHOOL

EVENTS

HOMETOWN

Ryan Crouser

JR

Texas

Throws

Gresham, Ore.

Wayne Davis II

SR

Texas A&M

Hurdles

Raleigh, N.C.

Arman Hall

SO

Florida

Sprints

Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Johannes Hock

SO

Texas

Combined Events

Cologne, Germany

Sam Kendricks

JR

Mississippi

Pole Vault

Oxford, Miss.

Lawi Lalang

SR

Arizona

Distance

Eldoret, Kenya

Deon Lendore

JR

Texas A&M

Sprints

Arima, Trinidad & Tobago

Nick Ross

RS SR

Arizona

Jumps

Murrieta, Calif.

Anthony Rotich

JR

UTEP

Distance

Nairobi, Kenya

Julian Wruck

RS SR

UCLA

Throws

Brisbane, Australia

 

Also Receiving Votes: Marquis Dendy (Florida); Michael Stigler (Kansas); Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (Purdue); Prezel Hardy, Jr. (Texas A&M); Ricky Robertson (Mississippi)