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UTEP runner claims second at NCAA Pre-Nationals

UTEP runner claims second at NCAA Pre-Nationals
UTEP Athletics
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 3:09pm

Sophomore Anthony Rotich finished second at the 2013 NCAA Pre-National meet as he defeated 358 runners on Saturday.

Rotich clocked in a time of 23:25.43 in the men’s 8K race coming in about a minute behind 2012 NCAA Cross Country Champion, Kennedy Kithuka.

“I’m proud Anthony ‘s (Rotich) effort today,” said head coach Paul Ereng. “Despite the cold weather and the intense competition he stayed focused and we couldn’t ask him for more.”

Freshman Cosmas Boit was the second Miner to cross the finish line with a time of 24:31.11 while Elphas Maiyo followed close behind at 24:32.66. The Miners finished 36th out of the 52 squads that competed.

Representing the women was Laura Delgado who clocked in at 24:13.81 in the women’s 6K race. Truphena Sum finished right behind at 24:39.99.

The Miners will take some time off to prepare for the 2013 Conference USA Championships in Denton, Texas Nov.2.

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