UTEP XC’s Cheruiyot, Kibiego Punch Tickets to Charlottesville

 UTEP’s Titus Cheruiyot and Victor Kibiego earned bids to compete at the 2023 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Charlottesville, Va., on Nov. 18.

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Both Kibiego and Cheruiyot are making their second career appearance at the NCAA Championships.

Kibiego will compete at the NCAA Championships for a second straight year after finishing 102nd with a 30:12.7 as a freshman in 2022, while Cheruiyot’s previous appearance came as a freshman in 2019 where he ran a 32:21.3 (152nd).

At regionals on Friday, Kibiego, finished ninth with a 29:15.4 in the men’s 10k event, and Cheruiyot, placed 13th, clocking in a 29:20.8.