Derrick Cheruiyot
Derrick  Cheruiyot


Nairobi, Kenya

Last College:
Arkansas-Little Rock



30 females and 28 males recognized by the conference for their dedication inside the classroom



Rmidi leads men to fourth place finish, Halmon is top women's runner


The 2016 Cappy Anderson Invitational

The women's team won the event while Khalil Rmidi Kinini won as an individual and the men's team took second place.


2016 Harry's

2016 Harry's (Photos by Megan Raymond)


MEAC Cross Country Championships

The men's team won its second straight cross country championship while the women earned a solid runner up finish.


Cross Country at the UMES Lid Lifter

UMES won first place in both events at this year's edition of the Lid-Lifter, Sept. 5, 2015.


2014 Men's XC at MEAC Championships

2014 Men's XC at the MEAC Championships on Nov 1. (Photos by Megan Raymond)

2016 Cross Country: Ran a time of 18:48.40 to place 21st at the Delaware State Invite 5k.

2016 Outdoor: 
Ran mainly in the 5000 meter...competed in his first 10k at the Wake Forest Open and finshed in 5th place with a time of 34:49.80...had a personal best in the 5000 meter run at the Don Webster Invitational with a time of 17:07.61.

2015 Cross Country: 
Ran in a multiple of races during the season...had a 12th place finish in the 8k at the DSU Farm Run Invitational...was on the MEAC Championship team finshing in 17th place at the event with a time of 27:05.5. 

2014 Cross Country:
Took home numerous top ten finishes, only finishing outside the top ten once all season ... began year with a pair of third place finishes in the 4 mile UMES Lid Lifter and Del. State Invite ... top time in the 4 mile was 16:37.86 at the Lid Lifter ... ran a collegiate best of 26:59.90 in his first 8k of the year at Cappy Anderson Invite while earning a 5th place finish ... took 10th at the MEAC Championships with a time of 27:56.8.

2014 Indoor Season:
Competed primarily in the 3000 meter run ... best time was 9:18.69 at the Coach O Invitational, where he took third place ... also ran once in the 5000 meter run, finishing with a time of 16:43.86.

2014 Outdoor Season:
Split time between the 5000 meter run and the 3000 meter steeplechase ... finished with a time of 16:24.50 in the 5k at the Wake Forest Open ... earned a top ten finish at Navy in the 5000, finishing seventh ... brought home a top ten finish in the steeplechase with a time of 10:17.92, sixth place finish at the Morgan Leagcy.

2013 Cross Country:
Had the second-most top ten finishes on the men's finish was a fourth place time of 21:29 flat at the Hornet Invitational...made collegiate debut at the UMES Lid-Lifter where he finished 10th with a time of 16:51.06...earned two top ten finishes in the 5 mile runs as well...finished fifth at the Farm Run Invitational and tenth at the Delaware State Invitational...ran his best 5 mile time at the MEAC Championships with a time of 27:26.90 and a 24th place finish, good for second best for UMES runners.

Personal: born on April 29, 1993 in Kenya ... son of Caleb and Janet Rotich ... has three sisters and two brothers ... electrical engineering major at UMES ... member of the Chancellor's List in high school and the Dean's List in college ... father is biggest influence because he always motivates him ... wants to go to grad school upon graduation ... best advice is to be prepared ... has a hobby for boxing ... wants to break 26 minutes in the 8k cross country race.

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