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Miners Dominant in First Meet

Ruidoso, N.M.-  The UTEP men’s and women’s cross country teams kicked off their 2015 season on Friday afternoon at the US Forest Service Ranger Station National Park. The women ran a 4.5K race and the men ran a 6K race.

MEN’S RECAP

The men’s team, who is receiving votes in the national USTFCCCA poll, dominated straight from the start on a very narrow trail. All six men were hip by hip the whole race and finished in the top six spots.

“The men had a good solid performance and ran as a group,” head coach Paul Ereng said. “It is very difficult to do what they did, and I was very proud of them. It was not about who won, but more so running the race as a team.”

All the men athletes finished within two seconds of each other; Evans Kiprono (20:48.40), Antony Kosgei (20:49.01), Jonah Koech (20:49.40), Daniel Cheruiyot (20:49.66), Cosmas Boit (20:49.97) and Anthony Rotich (20:50.56).

Head to head, UTEP defeated New Mexico State, New Mexico, Texas Tech and Wayland Baptist.

About Chris Babcock

Editor in Chief: El Paso Herald-Post, horizoncity.com Chris began his long journey in Journalism back in the early 70’s. Armed with a Bell and Howell 8mm camera and tape recorder. Chris would go on to document such events as the great plastic dinosaur attack on Tornillo, GI Joe’s dramatic rescue of Barbie from a backyard mud pit and a massive toy train derailment caused by Godzilla. FULL BIO

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