Miners set to compete at NCAA Championships


Juniors Linda Cheruiyot and Winny Koech head to Madison, Wisc., to compete at the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday.

The women’s 6K race is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. MT at the Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course.

Cheruiyot comes into the championship meet after clocking in a personal-best time of 20:05.1 in the 6K at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships. The distance runner claimed the individual crown at the Conference USA Championships and led the women’s team to a team title. Cheruiyot posted six top-three finishes this season.

Koech earned a spot at the NCAA Championships for the third straight year. The junior was named the C-USA Female Athlete of the Week three times this season and posted a silver finish at the C-USA Championships. Koech finished 13th overall at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships, posting a time of 20:10.1.

The 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships will be streamed live on FloTrack.org. Live stats will also be available at https://www.rtspt.com/events/ncaa/d1xc18/

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