Men's Team Defeats NM State for Second Straight Week

R. Garcia

Sept. 15, 2012

Men's Results

Women's Results

Las Cruces, N.M.- The men’s cross country team claimed their second straight crown with 29 points at the Kachina Classic at Las Cruces, N.M. on Saturday.

“Anthony (Rotich) and Risper (Kimaiyo) had a very impressive performance today,” said head coach Paul Ereng. “Juan (Blanco) and Ramon (Garcia) stepped up today to hand the men their second victory against New Mexico State.”

Freshman Anthony Rotich finished first clocking in a time of 24:15 in the men’s 8K race. Freshman Elphas Maiyo was the second collegiate runner to cross the finish line with a time of 25:13.

El Paso native Juan Blanco finished fifth posting a time of 25:42 in the 8K race. Senior Elkana Rotich was the fourth Miner to cross the finish line at 25:57. Wrapping up the men’s team was Ramon Garcia registering a personal-best of 26:28.

All-American Risper Kimaiyo took first in the women’s 5K race with a time of 17:18. Senior Karina Garcia recorded a time of 18:33 finishing fifth overall. Jackline Ekai was the third Miner to cross the finish line with a time of 19:18.

Gladys Chepsat and Laura Delgado clocked in times of 19:23 and 19:44, respectively.

UTEP will take a week off before returning to action on Sept. 29 at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla.



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