Las Cruces, NM — Sophomore All-American Anthony Rotich claimed his third title of the 2013 season at the Kachina Classic after coming in with a time of 15:12 in the 5K at Centennial High School.
Freshman Cosmas Boit crossed the line at 15:41 securing his third silver finish with the Miners. Fellow teammate and sophomore Elphas Maiyo finished third with a time of 15:54.
The men's team finished on top with 21 points defeating I-10 rival New Mexico State and Navajo Tech.
On the women's side, Truphena Sum captured fourth place out of 18 competitors with a time of 20:12 in her debut with the Orange and Blue.
Senior Laura Delgado took seventh in the 5k finishing at 20:58. Mariah Bowers landed tenth overall at 22:20.
“The terrain was tough because they were running in the desert, so I could tell that, that tired them out but they still kept focused. This has been our best meet of the season thus far,” said Head Coach, Paul Ereng.
The team will be competing at the Notre Dame Adidas Classic on Friday, Oct. 4 in South Bend, Ind.