Student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to qualify.
Freshman Anthony Rotich finished first at the 2012 NCAA Pre-National meet
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.
2102 (Junior): Crossed the finish line in 16th place with a season-best time of 19:23 in 5K run at the Kachina Classic ... was the fourth Miner to finish the 5K race at the Conference USA Championships with a time of 19:25.9 ... opened the season at the Lori Fitzgerald meet and clocked in a time of 20:05.03.
2011 (Sophomore): Clocked in a season-best of 18:57.7 in the 5K at the Kachina Classic ... finished third at the Lori Fitzgerald meet with a time of 19:30.6 ... posted a time of 19:30.6 at the Lobo Invitational, placing 11th overall.
2010 (Freshman): Finished fifth at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational clocking in at 17:37.9 ... opened the season at the UNM Lobo Invitational posting a 20th-place finish with a time of 18:51.0.
Personal: Full name is Gladys Jepkurui Chepsat ... daughter of Samson and Lilian Kipsang ... majoring in nursing ... has five siblings, Fauxile, Kennedy, Damaris, Ruth and Nancy ... born July 27, 1988 in Eldama Ravine, Kenya.