Rotich gunning for third straight title this weekend in Louisville
Rotich
Rotich

Friday, October 03, 2008

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2008) - Junior Kenneth Rotich (Nairobi, Kenya) has his eyes set for a third straight individual title this weekend as the ETSU men's and women's cross country teams head west to compete in the 2008 Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday morning. The men begin the morning with a 9:30 a.m. 8K run from E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park, while the women follow with a 5K race at 10:15.

 

Rotich, who is coming off back-to-back individual titles at Charlotte and Mercer, finished 18th in this highly touted meet a year ago; finishing with a time of 24:32. The five-time Atlantic Sun Runner of the Week recipient also holds the top time in the league with his mark of 24:09, which was set last weekend at the Mercer RunFit Sports Invitational.

 

As a team, head coach David Walker's squad posted a seventh-place finish at Louisville in 2007, and Saturday's race will pin the Buccaneers against conference rival and six straight conference champion, Belmont, as well as a handful of other regionally ranked teams; including two-time defending champion and host Louisville. ETSU finished a respectable seventh last season on this course.

 

On the women's side, the twin duo of Tesha and Terra Haggard (Morristown, Tenn.) will guide the Buccaneers in the 5K run. Tesha is coming off her best collegiate race last weekend at the Mercer RunFit Sports Invitational. The Morristown, Tenn. native finished 15th overall with a time of 19:17.

 

Highlighting the women's field this weekend is host Louisville, Texas, and Vanderbilt.

 

For a full recap of Saturday's meet and more information on Buccaneer cross country, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

 

 

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU 69 F
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 26, 12:00 p.m. Indiana University 97
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Huntsville, Ala.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
MBB UNC Greensboro Freedom Hall
Dec 13, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB Eastern Kentucky University Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 13, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 15, 12:00 p.m. Morehead State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Ky.
Dec 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky
WBB ETSU Wilmington, N.C.
Dec 19, 11:30 a.m. University of North Carolina Wilmington