Ogden, UTAH -All American Anthony Rotich captured second place at the 2013 NCAA Mountain Region Cross Country Championships in Ogden, Utah on Friday.
Defending champion Anthony Rotich captured the 2013 Conference USA individual title on Saturday morning.
Sophomore Anthony Rotich finished second at the 2013 NCAA Pre-National meet
After a two week hiatus from competition, the UTEP cross country team will join 161 teams from across the nation at the NCAA Division I Pre-National Cross Country meet on Saturday. Hosted by Indiana State University, the meet will be held at the Lavern Gibson Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind.
Anthony Rotich placed first in the Miners' first big test of the season at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday.
All Conference USA First Team Honoree (2013, 2014)
2014 (SOPHOMORE): Finished second at the Conference USA Championships with a personal-best 8K time of 24:08.3 … notched a 72nd-place finish at the NCAA Championships with a 10K time of 31:18.3 … clocked in at 30:14.18 at the NCAA Mountain Regionals to finish 16th … placed seventh at the Chile Pepper Festival 8K (24:21.5) … collected second-place finishes at the Lobo Invitational (15:13.45/5K), Kachina Classic (15:29.30/5K) and Lori Fitzgerald Classic (16:52.01/6K).
2013 (FRESHMAN): Placed third at the C-USA Championships with a season best 8K time of 24:18.6 earning C-USA Freshman of the Year honors ... competed in the Notre Dame Invitational and Pre-National Invitational ... started UTEP career with a second-place finish and a personal-best of 14:59 at the Lobo Invitational in the 5K ... posted a 30:02.8 at the NCAA Mt. Region Championships in the 5K ... took second for the Miners with a time of 16:55.4 in the 5,500 meter at the Lori Fitzgerald Meet ... claimed silver in the 5K at the Kachina Classic.
PERSONAL: Son of James Kiprono and Christine Jebitok ... majoring in Criminal Justice ... was born on August 31, 1993 ... has six siblings.