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ETSU men's cross country sweeps away field at Mercer Invitational; Rotich claims second straight title
Saturday, September 27, 2008
The junior ETSU cross country runner claimed his second individual title of the season, and helped the Buccaneers sweep the 2008 Mercer RunFit Sports Invitational on Saturday morning.
Rotich, who entered the race with the top time in the Atlantic Sun, shaved over a minute off his season-best and finished the 8K run in 24:09. The Kenyan sensation previously ran 25:22 in
"Kenneth ran unbelievably well today," said head ETSU track and field coach David Walker. "Each week it seems like he continues to get stronger and stronger. Hopefully he can keep the momentum going and continue to build on these positive results."
The Buccaneer men blasted the 22-team field (which featured three other conference schools) as 56 points separated them from second-place
ETSU ran away with the title as every Buccaneer runner placed in the top-15. Along with Rotich's first-place finish, cousin Ben Ronoh (
"I am really pleased with how we performed today," commented
On the women's side, sophomore Tesha Haggard (
"Tesha got off to a very aggressive start and ran her best collegiate race this morning," said
Other ETSU notables included freshman Victoria Jones (
The ETSU men's and women's cross country squads return to action next weekend when they compete at the Greater Louisville Classic, on Saturday, Oct. 4.
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