Miners Sweep C-USA Athlete of the Week Honors
Anthony Rotich and Risper Kimaiyo were named Conference USA Cross Country Athletes of the week the league announced Tuesday.
Rotich led the men’s team to a one-two-three place finish in the 5K race as UTEP kicked off the 2012 campaign at the annual Lori Fitzgerald Invitational. The freshman crossed the finish line first posting a time of 14:37.81 in his first cross country meet as a Miner. The men’s team claimed the meet crown with a total of 29 points defeating I-10 rival New Mexico State.
Kimaiyo was named co-athlete of the week for the 12th time of her career. The three-time cross country All-American claiming her fourth consecutive crown at the annual Lori Fitzgerald Invitational. The senior clocked in a time of 17:35.17 in the women’s 5K leading the squad to a second-place finish.
The Miners will compete at the Kachina Classic in Las Cruces, N.M. on Saturday.