MINERS

Elkana Rotich
 Elkana Rotich

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eldoret, Kenya

11/09/2012

Kimaiyo Claims Title at NCAA Mountain Region Championships

Kimaiyo claimed the women's crown at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Mountain Region Championships.

09/12/2012

Cross Country Takes on I-10 Rival NM State

The UTEP cross country team will take on I-10 rival New Mexico State.

09/07/2012

Miners Dominate Lori Fitzgerald Invitational

Risper Kimaiyo and Anthony Rotich finished first as the Miners opened the 2012 campaign.

09/04/2012

Cross Country Opens Season at Home

UTEP will kick of the 2012 campaign on Friday at Lori Fitzgerald Invitational.

02/15/2012

Miners Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has named the UTEP men's cross country team a All-Academic team.

2012 All-C-USA First Team Honoree

2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

2012 (Senior): Opened the season with a third-place finish at the Lori Fitzgerald meet clocking in a time of 15:26.48 ... registered a season-best time of 24:16.1 in the 8K at the NCAA Pre-National meet ... competed at the NCAA Mountain Region Championship and set a time of 31:29.6 ... earned first team allocates at the Conference USA Championships after recording a fifth-place finish with a time of 24:18.9 ... concluded the season with four top-20 finishes out of six meets.

2011 (Junior): Received All-Conference USA First Team honors with a silver finish at the conference championships crossing the finish line with a season-best of 23:51.1 ... claimed the Kachina Classic title with a time of 25:21.1 and was named C-USA Athlete of the Week ... finished third overall at the Lobo Invitational and earned athlete of the week honors for the second consecutive week, with a mark of 25:19.9 ... finished 14th at Pre-Nationals with a time of 24:31, earning the league's athlete of the week honor ... represented the men's team at the NCAA Championships and posted a time of 32:07.0 in the 10K run ... clocked in a season-best of 31:03.2 in the 10K at the NCAA Mountain Regional.

2010 (Sophomore): Claimed the league crown with a time of 23:30 to garner the Conference USA Male Athlete of the Year and first team all-conference honors ... took two bronze finishes first at the Kachina Classic, 25:25, and the following week at the Lori Fitzgerald, 20:45 ... opened the season with a fourth-place finish at the UNM Lobo Invitational clocking in a time of 25:14 and earning C-USA Athlete of the Week accolades ... came in 22nd at the NCAA Mountain Regional with a time of 30:26 ... also finished 22nd at the Notre Dame Invitational, 24:20 ... crossed the finish line at 24:19 at the Prenational meet for 37th place and was named the league's athlete of the week for the second time in the season.

2009 (Freshman):
Named the Conference USA Male Freshman of the Year ... finished 102nd at NCAA Championships with a time of 24:42 ... 12th at Kachina Classic with a time of 27:02.8 ... 54th at Bill Dellinger Invitational with a time of 24:59.22 ... 70th at Pre-National Invitational clocking in a time 24:52.1 ... finished fourth at C-USA Championships with a time of 24:33.1 ... 18th at Mountain Region Championships crossing the finish line at 30:56.2.

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