Oct. 16 Cross Country Athletes of the Week

Go C-USA! Anthony Rotich, UTEP
Go C-USA!
Anthony Rotich, UTEP
Go C-USA!

Oct. 17, 2012

IRVING, Texas - UTEP sweeps Conference USA Cross Country Athletes of the Week honors. Risper Kimaiyo and Anthony Rotich turned in strong performances at the NCAA Pre-National meet in Louisville, Ky. Kimaiyo clocked a career-best 5K time of 19:46.0 while Rotich won the men's 8K race in a personal-best time of 23:01.0.

C-USA Cross Country Notebook

CONFERENCE USA CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
RISPER KIMAIYO, UTEP / Senior / Iten, Kenya
Kimaiyo clocked a personal-best 5K time of 19:46.0 at the 2012 NCAA Pre-National meet in Louisville, Ky. In what proved to be a close finish, the All-American senior finished second overall, defeating 263 runners. This is Kimaiyo's fourth Athlete of the Week honor for the season and 15th for her stellar career.

MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
ANTHONY ROTICH, UTEP / Freshman / Eldoret, Kenya
Rotich outran 271 runners at the 2012 NCAA Pre-National meet in Louisville, Ky. He crossed the finish line first, posting a personal-best of 23.01.0 in the men's 8K race. The freshman defeated All-American Paul Chelimo, who was runner-up at the 2012 NCAA Track & Field Championships in the 5,000m. Rotich picks up his third weekly honor.

2012 C-USA CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
September 4
Male - James Maglasang, Memphis
Female - Karoline Skatteboe, SMU

September 11
Male - Anthony Rotich, UTEP
Female - Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP and Sarah Hudak, UAB

September 18
Male - Anthony Rotich, UTEP
Female - Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP and Sarah Hudak, UAB

September 25
Male - Mark Manion, Tulane
Female - Stephanie Ledgerwood, Southern Miss

October 2
Male - Chris O'Hare, Tulsa
Female - Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP

 

 

October 9
Co-Females - Stephanie Ledgerwood, Southern Miss & Paige Callahan, Tulane

October 16
Male - Anthony Rotich, UTEP
Female - Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP

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