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Home | Sports | UTEP’s Rotich and Koech Named USTFCCCA All-Americans
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UTEP’s Rotich and Koech Named USTFCCCA All-Americans

On Monday, Anthony Rotich and Jonah Koech were named United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association All Americans for their performance at the NCAA Championships on Saturday.

Rotich garnered his fourth-straight All-America honor becoming only the third male runner in program history to accomplish such a feat (James Munyala and Suleiman Nyambui). The four-time national champion started off with a rigorous pace and ran with a separated pack of three other leaders for half the race. After 5K, he tired a little, but was still able to cross the finish line in 15th place with a 10K time of 30:06.6.

Koech became the first freshman since the aforementioned Rotich to receive All-America honors. The native Kenyan ended up surpassing

Rotich in the final 1K to finish 11th just outside of the top 10; his time for the 10K was 30:04.4.

Rotich and Koech became the first Miners to achieve this feat since Japheth Ng’ojoy and Nicodemus Ng’etich were named All Americans in 2008. The duo were also the only Conference USA athletes to be named to the All-American team.

Author: UTEP Athletics

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