Men's Team Defeats NM State for Second Straight Week
Sept. 15, 2012
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.”
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.
UTEP will take a week off before returning to action on Sept. 29 at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla.