Derrick Cheruiyot
Derrick  Cheruiyot

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Nairobi, Kenya

Last College:
Arkansas-Little Rock

Event:
Distance

05/20/2015

58 UMES STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN MEAC ACADEMIC HONORS

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

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.
2014 Indoor Season:

2013:
Had the second-most top ten finishes on the men's team...best 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.