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UTEP’s Cheruiyot Named C-USA Cross Country Female Athlete of the Year

DALLAS – UTEP’s cross country Linda Cheruiyot was named the 2018 Conference USA Cross Country Female Athlete of the Year, the league announced on Friday.

The junior claimed the crown at the C-USA Championships and led the women’s team to its first conference title in program history.

The distance runner finished in the top three in five meets and took first at the Joe Piane Invitational, garnering C-USA Female Athlete of the Week honors.

Cheruiyot earned All-Region honors at the NCAA Mountain Regionals, finishing 10th overall in the 6K with a time of 20:05.1. She went on to close out the season with an appearance at the NCAA Championships.

The women’s team claimed the team title in four meets during the 2018 season.

The UTEP track and field team will return to action on Jan. 12 at the Texas Tech Corky Classic

Miners Set to Compete at the NCAA Championships

Juniors Linda Cheruiyot and Winny Koech head to Madison, Wisconsin, 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 online.

Two Miners Punch Ticket to NCAA Championships

Provo, Utah – Juniors Linda Cheruiyot and Winny Koech earned a spot at the NCAA Championships on Friday after finishing in the top 15 at the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Mountain Region Championships.

“I am very proud of both the men and women’s teams for competing at the regional championships,” head coach Paul Ereng said. “The women’s team again performed very well, managing to advance Cheruiyot and Koech, who will represent our institution at the national championships.”

Cheruiyot clocked in a personal best of 20:05.1 in the 6K, finishing 10th in the competitive field. This marks the first time that the distance runner has advanced to the NCAA Championships.

Koech punched her ticket to the national meet for the third straight year. The last Miner to make three appearances at the national meet was Risper Kimaiyo (2009-2012). Koech finished 13th out of 136 runners with a time of 20:10.1.

Carolyne Chepkosgei was the third Miner to cross the finish line, taking 33rd place with a time of 20:57.0.

Rounding out the women’s team were sophomore’s Andrea Lucero and Destiny White.

The young men’s team finished three runners in the top 70 out of 120 competitors.

Sophomore Cornelius Kapel was the Miners’ top runner, posting a personal-best time of 30:55.0 in the 10K.

Freshmen Boaz Ronoh (30:57.4) and Rodgers Korir (31:10.8) followed, finishing 59th and 67th overall, respectively.

Also taking the course was senior Antony Kosgei (32:32.6), freshman Isaiah Page (34:28.8), freshman Michael Sims (35:50.1) and freshman Daniel Maes (37:03.7).

Both teams finished 13th overall at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships.

Cheruiyot and Koech will close out the cross country season at the national meet in Madison, Wisconsin, on November 17.

Miners Earn C-USA Cross Country Athletes of the Week

UTEP cross country standouts Linda Cheruiyot and Boaz Ronoh were named Conference USA Athletes of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.

Cheruiyot was named Female Athlete of the Week after taking the top spot in the 5K at the Joe Piane Invitational.

The junior posted a personal-best time of 16:51.54 in the women’s gold division, which featured 140 runners and 18 total teams.

Ronoh was the Miners’ top finisher in the men’s gold division at the Joe Piane Invitational hosted by Notre Dame.

The freshman clocked in a personal-best time of 24:37.18 in the five mile. He finished third overall in a field of 113 runners.

The UTEP cross country teams will be back in action on October 13 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational in Sunnyvale, California.

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