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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.

Miners Earn All-Region Honors in Cross Country

UTEP cross country’s Linda Cheruiyot and Winny Koech were named to the 2018 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Cross Country All-Region team on Monday.

Cheruiyot will be making her first NCAA Championship appearance after qualifying at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships. The junior finished 10th overall, posting a personal-best time of 20:05.1 in the 6K race.

Cheruiyot also claimed the crown at the Conference USA Championships, helping the women’s team earn its first conference team title.

Koech has punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships for the third straight year. The junior has been a consistent force for the Miners, winning three meets this season.

Koech finished 13th overall at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships, posting a time of 20:10.1. She registered a silver-medal finish at the C-USA Championships, securing first-team honors.

The Miners will take the course on Saturday in Madison, Wi. in the NCAA Championships.

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 Head to NCAA Mountain Region Championships

The UTEP cross country team is heading to Provo, Utah, to compete at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships at the East Bay Golf Course on Friday.

The women’s team will take the course first in the 6K run at 11 a.m. MT, followed by the men’s 10K race set for 12 p.m.

Five of the 20 women’s Mountain Region teams head into this week’s meet nationally ranked (No. 1 New Mexico, No. 4 Colorado, No. 9 BYU, No. 22 Southern Utah and No. 28 Northern Arizona).

The women are coming off a stellar showing at the 2018 Conference USA Championships. The Miners claimed their first conference title in program history with four of the top-six spots on the leaderboard.

Leading the way for UTEP was junior Linda Cheruiyot, who took the conference crown with a time of 16:56.12 in the 5K. She was the first Miner to win the C-USA individual title since 2012.

Teammate Winny Koech was closely behind Cheruiyot, notching a second-place finish at the conference championships. The junior won the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational with a time of 20:00.9 in the 6K.

Carolyne Chepkosgei and Lilian Koech have been consistent runners for the Miners. Chepkosgei earned C-USA first-team honors and registered a fifth-place finish of 20:19.5 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational in the 6K. Koech garnered conference first-team recognition with a time of 17:15.86.

Six of the 17 men’s Mountain Region teams will enter the meet nationally ranked (No. 1 Northern Arizona, No. 2 BYU, No. 8 Colorado, No. 13 Air Force, No. 14 Colorado State and No. 18 Wyoming.)

Leading the way for the men is freshman Boaz Ronoh, who finished second overall at the C-USA Championships with a time of 24:11.38 in the 8K.

Also highlighting the men’s squad is Rodgers Korir. The freshman clocked in a personal best of 24:12.9 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational in the 8K. He also received C-USA first-team honors after posting a fifth-place finish at the conference meet.

Teams that finish first and second in each region automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships while the remaining teams await the decision concerning 13 national at-large bids. The at-large selection is determined through a review of regular-season competition and finish at regional championships.

After teams have been determined, 38 additional individuals per gender are selected to compete at the NCAA Championships. Among individuals not selected as members of qualifying teams in the above process, the top four finishers at each regional meet are automatically selected (each must have finished within the top 25 of the region).

At-large selection: Two additional athletes will be selected from the remainder of the national pool (and must have finished in the regional top 25) as at-large individuals.

The race will be streamed online at FloTrack.org. Live stats, the course map and other general information can be found on  byucougars.com

UTEP Women’s Cross Country Team Claims First Conference Title

Boca Raton, Fl. – The UTEP women’s cross country team made history earning its first conference title on Saturday morning at the 2018 Air Force Reserve Conference USA Cross Country Championships.

The women’s team took four of the top-six spots on the leaderboard helping the Miners register a total of 44 points to secure the win by four points. Previously, the women’s cross country team earned second-place finishes at the conference championships in 1996, 2003 and 2009, but this is the first time the Miners took the crown.

“I was very impressed by the spirit the ladies displayed during the race today,” said head coach Paul Ereng. “Each of them wanted the team to win and made a tremendous effort especially towards the end of the race.”

Juniors Linda Cheruiyot and Winny Koech led the squad with a gold and silver finish at the Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park. Cheruiyot posted a time of 16:56.12 in the 5K, winning her second meet of the season. Koech clocked in a time of 16:58.68 earning her fifth top-two finish of the year.

Carolyn Chepkosgei and Lilian Koech garnered first team honors. Chepkosgei crossed the finish line with a time of 17:15.33, taking fifth overall. Koech recorded a season-best time of 17:15.86 to finish sixth and earn C-USA Senior of the Meet.
Rounding out the women’s top five was newcomer Karoline Daland with a personal-best time of 18:30.46.

Sophomore’s Andrea Lucero and Destiny White registered personal bests of 19:54.13 and 20:11.74, respectively.

Head coach Paul Ereng garnered C-USA Coach of the Year for leading the women’s team to a title.

“I am also very proud of our men’s team because they did a good job compared to last year,” said Ereng. “Boaz was a runner up, while Korir and Kapel were hot on his heels.”

Heading the men’s team was freshman Boaz Ronoh, notching a silver medal finish with a personal best of 24:11.38 in the 8K. Ronoh was named the C-USA Freshman of the Meet for his performance.

Freshman Rodgers Korir claimed first team honors with a fifth-place finish of 24:27.47.

Sophomore Cornelius Kapel earned second team recognition posting an 11th-place showing clocking in at 24:47.55.

Senior Anthony Kosgei (26:14.52) and Isaiah Page (27:16.86) rounded out the Miners top five.

The young men’s team finished fourth overall with 99 points.

The UTEP cross country team will return to the course on Nov. 9 at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships in Provo, Utah.

Miners Head to C-USA Championships

The Miners are headed to Boca Raton, Fl., to compete in the 2018 Air Force Reserve Cross Country Championships at the Burt Aaronson South Country Regional Park on Saturday.

The women’s team will be competing in the 5K, starting at 6:30 a.m. MT. The men’s team will follow in the 8K at approximately 7:15 a.m. MT.

Winny Koech, heads into the race ranked 22nd in the 2018 FloXC Women’s Individual Rankings. The junior has claimed three meet titles this season and earned a trio of C-USA Female Athlete of the Week honors. She clocked in a personal-best time of 20:00.9 in the 6K at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational. Koech registered a season best of 16:53.25 at the Joe Piane Invitational in the 5K.

Also highlighting the women’s team is junior Linda Cheruiyot. She rates 23rd in the FloXC rankings. Cheruiyot crossed the finish line with a personal-best 16:51.54 at the Joe Piane Invitational, earning C-USA Female Athlete of the Week recognition.

Rounding out the squad is Carolyne Chepkosgei and Lilian Koech. Chepkosgei posted a personal best of 17:08.36 at the Joe Piane Invitational, taking fourth overall. Koech registered two second-place finishes at the Lobo Invitational and Lori Fitzgerald Open.

On the men’s side, Rodgers Korir had a stellar showing at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational. The freshman notched C-USA Male Athlete of the Week with a personal best of 24:12.9 in the 8K.

Cornelius Kapel and Boaz Ronoh will look to continue improving. Kapel posted a personal record of 24:24.6 in the 8K run at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational. Ronoh garnered C-USA Male Athlete of the Week honors after crossing the finish line third at the Joe Piane Invitational.

The women’s team has never won a conference title. The closest the Miners have come is second in 2009. The men’s team claimed back-to-back conference titles in 2015 and 2016.

For live results follow @uteptrack on Twitter.

UTEP Cross Country Sweeps C-USA Athletes of the Week

IRVING, Texas – UTEP’s Winny Koech and Rodgers Korir earned Conference USA Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors presented by Top of the World Headwear, the league office announced Tuesday.

Koech was named the C-USA Female Athlete of the Week for the third time this season. The junior ran a personal-best time of 20:00.09 in the 6K run at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational. She clocked in a first-place finish in a field of 209 runners.

Koech paced the women’s team to an overall second-place showing.

Korir garnered his first career C-USA Male Athlete of the Week. The freshman clocked in a personal best of 24:12.9 in the 8K at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational.

Korir claimed a 12th-place finish out of 176 runners.

The Orange and Blue will head to Boca Raton, Fla., on October 27 to run at the Conference USA Championships.

Winny Koech Takes First at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational

Sunnyvale, Ca. – Junior Winny Koech was the Miners top finisher, winning her third title this season at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational on Saturday morning.

Koech clocked in a personal best of 20:00.9 in the women’s 6K run, helping the women’s team finish third overall in a field that included 24 teams.

Teammate Linda Cheruiyot posted a second-place finish with a personal best of 20:08.5. Also crossing the finish line with a personal best is Carolyne Chepkosgei with a mark of 20:19.5.

Senior Lilian Koech recorded a time of 20:40.5 finishing 12th overall in the field that included 209 runners.

On the men’s side, freshman Rodgers Korir registered a personal-best time of 24:12.9 in the 8K race taking 12th overall.

Freshman Boaz Ronoh took 23rd with a personal best of 24:20.0. Teammate Cornelius Kapel also recorded a stellar time of 24:24.6 claiming a 28th-place finish.

The Miners will be back on the course on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Conference USA Championships in Boca Raton, Fl.

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.

UTEP Cross Country Heads to Joe Piane Invitational

The UTEP cross country team heads to South Bend, Indiana., to race in the highly competitive Joe Piane Invitational on Friday afternoon.

The women’s team will take the Burke Golf Course at 1:15 p.m. MT in the women’s 5K gold division. The men will run at 2 p.m. in the 5 mile gold division.

Thirty-nine teams are set to compete at the invitational, including 37 women’s teams and 31 men’s teams.

The women come into the competition having claimed back-to-back team titles at the Lori Fitzgerald Open and the Lobo Invitational. Winny Koech leads the team having earned two Conference USA Female Athlete of the Week honors.

The junior clocked in a winning time of 17:16.58 in the 5K race at the Lori Fitzgerald Open.

Linda Cheruiyot and Carolyne Chepkosgei will look to continue to improve. Cheruiyot posted a third-place finish with a time of 17:35.52 at the Lori Fitzgerald Open. Chepkosgei took fourth with a personal best of 17:40.47 in the 5K.

On the men’s side, freshman Rodgers Korir had a stellar first meet taking second at the Lori Fitzgerald Open posting a time of 22:00.41. Senior Antony Kosgei will return to the course. The Kenya native opened the season with a time of 16:25.1 in the 5K at the Lobo Invitational.

For live results follow @UTEPTrack on twitter.

UTEP’s Koech Earns Second C-USA Female Athlete of the Week

Junior Winny Koech garnered her second Conference USA Female Athlete of the Week honor, the league announced on Tuesday.

The Kenya native clocked in a season-best time of 17:16.58 in the 5K race on Saturday.

The Miners crossed the finish line first, second, third and fourth claiming the team title at the Lori Fitzgerald Open with 38 points.

This is the second win of the season for Koech and the second team victory. This marks the third time that the distance runner receives C-USA Female Athlete of the Week honors.

The Orange and Blue will travel to South Bend, In., on Sept. 28 for the Joe Piane Invitational.

UTEP Women’s Cross Country Team Finishes First at Lori Fitzgerald Open

Las Cruces – The UTEP women’s cross country team finished first with a total of 38 points at the Lori Fitzgerald Open on Saturday morning.

The Miners crossed the finish line first, second, third and fourth. Winny Koech once again led the group, taking first with a time of 17:16.58 in the 5K. This is the second consecutive meet that the junior has won.

Teammates Lilian Koech and Linda Cheruiyot followed with times of 17:33.62 and 17:35.52, respectively.

Carolyne Chepkosgei snagged fourth place with a time of 17:40.47. The fifth Miner to clock in was Destiny White.

On the men’s side, freshman Rodgers Korir took second with a personal best of 22:00.41 in the 7K. This was Korir’s first meet of his collegiate career.

Teammate Cornelius Kapel registered a third-place showing with a time of 22:12.69. Freshman Boaz Ronoh finished 15th in the field with a time of 23:37.22. Freshman Isaiah Page posted a readout of 24:10.06.

The young men’s team finished fourth overall.

The Miners will be back on the course on Sept. 28 at the highly-competitive Joe Piane Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

Miners to Co-Host Lori Fitzgerald Open

The UTEP cross country team will head to Las Cruces, N.M. to co-host the Lori Fitzgerald Open on Saturday at the NMSU track and intramural fields.

The men’s team will open the meet in the 7K at 7:45 a.m. MT, followed by the women’s 5K race at 8:30 a.m. Also participating in the meet is New Mexico, NM State, Western New Mexico and El Paso Community College. The women’s team will go head-to-head for the second time this season against UNM. The Lobos claimed the 2017 NCAA Championship and rank first in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) national coaches’ poll.

The Miner women’s team comes into the race after claiming a first-place finish at the Lobo Invitational. Winny Koech led the team, clocking in a time of 17:42.7 in the 5K to finish first overall. Teammate Lilian Koech followed with a second-place showing, posting a time of 17:57.3.

Linda Cheruiyot took third, while Carolyne Chepkosgei notched a fourth-place result with a personal best of 18:05.9 at the Lobo Invitational.

Sophomore’s Andrea Lucero and Destiny White will also be competing for the Miners this weekend.

The men’s team opened the season with a second-place team finish. Sophomore Cornelius Kapel led the Miners with a seventh-place finish at the Lobo Invitational with a personal best of 16:00.3 in the 5K. Freshman Boaz Ronoh took eighth with a time of 16:07.4.

Also competing for the men’s team will be Rodgers Korir, Isaiah Page, Daniel Maes, Edgar Gonzalez, Allan Ortiz and Michael Sims.

UTEP Women’s Cross Country Team Claims First at Lobo Invitational

Albuquerque – The UTEP women’s cross country team opened the season with a first-place victory at the Lobo Invitational on Saturday.

The women finished first, second, third and fourth to secure a team score of 24 points. Leading the way was All-American Winny Koech posting a time of 17:42.7, followed by senior Lilian Koech clocking in at 17:57.3.

Closely behind Koech was junior Linda Cheruiyot with a time of 17:58.8 and sophomore Carolyne Chepkosgei with a personal best of 18:05.9. Rounding out the women’s team was sophomore Destiny White.

Leading the way for the men’s team is sophomore Cornelius Kapel with a seventh-place finish with a time of 16:00.3. Freshman Boaz Ronoh followed with an eighth-place showing with a time of 16:07.4.

Senior Antony Kosgei clocked in a time of 16:25.1 to finish 13th overall.

The Miners will co-host the Lori Fitzgerald Open on Saturday, Sept. 15 in Las Cruces, N.M

UTEP Men’s Cross Country Picked to Finish Fifth, Women Seventh in C-USA

IRVING, Texas – The UTEP men’s cross country team was picked to finish fifth for the 2018 season in the Conference USA preseason poll, while the women’s team was picked to finish seventh as announced by the league office Wednesday.

The men’s cross country team will go into the season with three returners and six newcomers; the Miners notched one first-place vote in the poll.

Among those returnees is senior Anthony Kosgei, who finished ninth overall at the C-USA Championships last season. He earned All-C-USA second-team honors by clocking in a time of 24:45.9 in the 8K run. He also was named to the 2017 All-C-USA Academic Team by sporting a 3.42 GPA in industrial engineering.

On the women’s side, the Miners return experience on the course with six returners and only one newcomer.

Standout Winny Koech will lead the Miners this season. The All-American claimed a silver medal at the C-USA Championships with a time of 16:38.6 in the 5K. She went on to finish 19th at the NCAA Championships with a personal-best time of 19:53.7 in the 6K.

Also adding depth to the women’s team is Lilian Koech. The senior received All-C-USA first-team honors with a time of 17:19.1 in the 5K. She posted a personal-best clocking of 20:22.4 in the 6K at the Adidas DI Pre-Nationals meet.

UTEP is set to start the season at the Lobo Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. on Saturday, Sept. 1.

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