Miners set to compete at NCAA Championships

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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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