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-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.
Junior Justice Chirchir ran away with the individual title at the 2011 Conference USA Cross Country Championships at the Wildcat Golf Club in Houston, Texas.
2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
2011 (Junior): Earned All-Conference USA Second Team honors with a time of 24:30 in the 8K race and finished 12th overall ... clocked in a time of 25:26 at the Pre-National meet ... took sixth place at the Kachina Classic with a time of 26:01.1 ... crossed the finish line fifth at the Lori Fitzgerald meet and posted a time of 21:45.7 in the 7K.
2010 (Sophomore): Garnered Conference USA Second Team honors with a 13th place at the conference championships clocking in at 24:25 ... best finish of the season was a sixth place at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational with a time of 21:20 ... ran to an 18th-place finish at the Kachina Classic with a time of 26:19 ... opened the season with a 29th place with a time of 26:05 at the Lobo Invitational ... finished 55th at the NCAA Mountain Regional, 31:30 ... ran a 25:54 at the Notre Dame Invitational and 25:43 at Prenationals.