Derrick Cheruiyot
Derrick Cheruiyot

Nairobi, Kenya

Last College:
Arkansas-Little Rock


2013 Cross Country Season: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.