Miners Preparing for NCAA Mountain Regional Competition

Anthony Rotich

Nov. 14, 2013

El Paso- The UTEP cross country team is ready to compete in the 2013 NCAA Mountain Regional meet in Riverdale, Utah on Friday.

Teams that will be taking the course is regional leader Colorado, as well as BYU, New Mexico, Northern Arizona, Air Force, Colorado State, Northern Colorado , Southern Utah, Texas Tech, Weber State, Montana State, Wyoming, Utah Valley, Utah State and New Mexico State.

The men will be kicking off the race at 12 p.m. (MST) in the 10K and the women’s team will follow at 1:15 p.m. in the 10K race.

“I think we’ve prepared well so far, I expect at least Anthony, and Cosmas to do well on the men’s side” UTEP head coach Paul Ering said. “Trumphena and Laura, should do well on the women’s side, but if it is cold and windy I do not know what to expect”, said Ering.

The men’s team heads into the competition currently ranked 11th in the Mountain Region. Leading the men’s team is Anthony Rotich, who has been unstoppable by posting five first-place finishes out of six competitions this season. The sophomore has been a force for Miners, by continuing his winning ways from last year’s season. Most recently, Rotich claimed yet another crown at the 2013 Conference USA Championships recording a time of 24:31.57 in the men’s 8K race. He has earned multiple awards this season, including three C-USA Athlete of the Week honors.

Fellow teammate Cosmas Boit has also had an excellent season. He has helped the Miners claim several meet titles. Boit was named the C-USA Athlete of the Week after finishing second at the Lori Fitzgerald Invitational, with a time of 16:55.5 in the 5k race on Sept. 7.

Leading the women’s team are Laura Delgado and Trumphena Sum. Delgado was the women’s top performer at the Notre Dame Adidas Classic, as she crossed the line in 20:43.3. Sum was the second Miner to complete the race with a time of 20:45.9.



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