Kimaiyo and Rotich Head to NCAA Championships
Nov. 17, 2011
The event is held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course on the Indiana State campus. The man's 10,000-meter race will begin at 11:08 a.m. (ET). The women will follow at 11:58 a.m. with the 6,000-meter race.
Kimaiyo was named the 2011 Mountain Region Athlete of the Year following her performance at the Mountain Region Championships, where she finished first with a time of 20:35. The junior became the first woman in school history to win back-to-back cross country regional titles. At last years national meet Kimaiyo finished fourth clocking in a time of 20:16, earning All-American honors.
Rotich was selected to the All-Region squad for his performance at the 2011 Mountain Region Championships, where he posted a time of 31:03 to place 14th overall. The junior has earned Conference USA Athlete of the Week honors three times for his performances at the Lobo Invitational, Kachina Classic and Pre-Nationals. This is Rotich's second trip to the national competition.
A live webcast of the championships will be broadcast from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on NCAA.com. In addition, highlights from the championships will be included as part of the CBS NCAA Fall Seasonal Show scheduled to air on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET on CBS HD.