Two Miners Earn C-USA Weekly Honors
Juniors Risper Kimaiyo and Elkana Rotich have been selected as the Conference USA Women’s and Men’s Cross Country Athletes of the Week following their performances at the Lobo Invitational this past weekend.
All-American Kimaiyo claimed her third-consecutive title at the invitational clocking in a time of 17:16 in the women’s 5K race at the UNM North Golf Course. This marks Kimaiyo’s eight career athlete of the week honor.
Rotich, the reigning 2010 C-USA Male Athlete of the Year, was the top finisher for the UTEP men’s squad posting a time of 25:19 in the 8K race to place third at the Lobo Invitational. This is Rotich’s third career athlete of the week honor.
The Miners return to El Paso for the Lori Fitzgerald on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Chamizal Memorial Park.