Miners Rotich and Kimaiyo claimed second place at Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday.
The men's cross country team claimed their second straight crown at the Kachina Classic.
Risper Kimaiyo and Anthony Rotich finished first as the Miners opened the 2012 campaign.
All-American Risper Kimaiyo became the first woman in program history to claim back-to-back titles with a time of 20:35 at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Mountain Regional in Provo, Utah on Saturday.
Reigning Mountain Regional champion Risper Kimaiyo will look to defend her titles on Saturday, Nov. 13 when the UTEP men's and women's cross country teams take the field in Provo, Utah for the 2011 Mountain Regional Championships.
2012 (Junior): Clocked in a season best at the Kachina Classic with a time of 19:18 finishing in 14th place overall in the 5K run ... represented the Miners at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships and set a time of 26:04.8 in the 6K.
2011 (Sophomore): Registered a personal-best of 18:23.6 at the Conference USA Championships and finished 29th overall ... placed ninth at the Kachina Classic with a time of 18:41.7 ... opened the season with a 18th place finish at the Lobo Invitational clocking in a time of 20:14.9 ... ran a 23:16.0 in the 6K at the NCAA Mountain Regional.
Personal: Full name is Jackline Ekai... born Dec. 25, 1992 in Kenya... major is political science and government ...daughter to Mary Ekai and David Lokemer ... has three siblings (Telistus Nawoi, Shamir Mugah, and Shellymyre Lokuawi).