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Betty Rotich
Betty Rotich

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nakuru, Kenya

High School:
Riftvalley Advanced Secondary

Last College:
Colby Community College

Event:
Distance



Accolades:
XC:
•NJCAA National Champion (2006)
•NJCAA All-American (2006)

Track:
• Indoor NAIA National Champion, 5000m (2006)
• Indoor NAIA All-American, 5000m (2006)
• Outdoor NAIA National Champion, 5000m (2006)
• Outdoor NAIA National Champion, 10000m (2006)
• Outdoor NAIA All-American, 5000m (2006)
• Outdoor NAIA All-American, 10000m (2006)
• Indoor NJCAA National Champion, Mile (2007)
• Indoor NJCAA National Champion, 3000m (2007)
• Indoor NJCAA National Champion, 5000m (2007)
• Indoor NJCAA All-American, Mile (2007)
• Indoor NJCAA All-American, 3000m (2007)
• Indoor NJCAA All-American, 5000m (2007)
• Outdoor NJCAA National Champion, 5000m (2007)
• Outdoor NJCAA National Champion, 10000m (2007)
• Outdoor NJCAA All-American, 5000m (2007)
• Outdoor NJCAA All-American, 10000m (2007)
• Indoor All-SEC, 5000m (2008)
• Outdoor All-SEC, 10000m (2008)
• Outdoor All-Mideast Region, 5000m (2008)
• Outdoor NCAA Qualifier, 10000m (2008)

All-Time Rank at Alabama:
• Indoor 5000m - 3rd
• Outdoor 1500m - 7th
• Outdoor 5000m - 4th
• Outdoor 10000m - 4th

Career Bests:
• Mile - 4:55
• 1500m- 4:29.71
• 3000m - 10:04.89
• 5000m - 16:26.76
• 10,000m - 34:19.47
• 5k XC - 16:57

At Alabama:

JUNIOR (2007-08): Quickly becoming one of the most decorated track athletes in Alabama history...posted a new career best in the 3000m of 10:04.89 at the Clemson Invitational...garnered her first All-SEC accolade in the 5000m indoors when she ran 16:26.76 to place second which is the second fastest time in school history...ran a personal best 4:29.71 in the 1500m at the Alabama Relays placing her second all-time at Alabama...ran a 16:29.88 in the 5000m at the SEC Outdoor Championships to place sixth putting her time fourth on the all-time list...placed second and garnered another All-SEC accolade in the 10000m running a 34:26.08 at the SEC Outdoor Championships...ran her personal best of 34:19.47 in the 10000m at the Stanford University Invitational which gives her the fourth fastest time in school history...placed fifth in the 5000m at the Mideast Regional to garner All-Mideast Region Team honors...was in place for an All-American finish in the 10000m at the NCAA Championships before succumbing to injury with under three laps remaining...her time of 16:26.76 is the third fastest 5000m time in the SEC indoors this season...her 34:19.47 is the fourth fastest 10000m time in the SEC outdoors this year

At Colby Community College:

SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Was a six-time National Champion at the junior college level...won her six national titles in a period of seven months, starting with the 2006 NJCAA cross country national championship...in the 2007 indoor season she won the mile, 3,000m and 5,000m national championships...in the 2007 outdoor season she won the 5,000m and set a new NJCAA meet record in winning the 10,000m...earned NJCAA All-American, NJCAA All-Region VI and All-Jayhawk Conference in each of those events...currently holds the Colby Community College School record in seven different events; cross country 4k and 5k, indoor mile, indoor 3,000m, indoor 5,000m, outdoor 5,000m and outdoor 10,000m

At Missouri Baptist University:

FRESHMAN (2005-06): Was a three-time National Champion at the NAIA level...won both the indoor and outdoor 5,000m national championship in 2006...won the outdoor 10,000m national championship in 2006

PREP AND PERSONAL: Coached by Said Aziz...won the 800m at Home District...placed first at the Provincials cross country meet...named Games Captain...also played soccer and was named Athlete of the Year in 1999...Birthday: September 30, 1985...Parents: Shadrack and Rose Rotich...Siblings: Kennedy Rono (25), Boniface Rono (13), Edith Chepkoech (20), Purity (17), Daisy (15), Nicole (10), and Cheptoo (7)...Majoring in Nursing...relative of former Alabama track athlete Frank Rono...relative of professional runner Ben Kurgat

     
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