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Perez Rotich
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
High School: Tabagon
Experience: 2 Letters
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Perez Rotich Bio
Release: 11/29/2012

Awards and Honors:
All-Big 12: Cross Country (2013)
NCAA All-Midwest Region (2015)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2015)
All-Big 12: Cross Country (2015)
Big 12 Individual Champion (2015)
NCAA All-Midwest Region (2015)

Personal Records

800m 2:09.08 2014 Indoor
  2:11.98 2016 Outdoor
1,000m 2:51.50 2016 Indoor
1,500m 4:23.72 2015 Outdoor
Mile 4:50.38 2015 Indoor
3,000m 9:26.14 2016 Indoor
5,000m  16:11.37 2016 Indoor 
  16:18.87 2016 Outdoor 

Competed in four meets for Iowa State … had a qualifying time to compete in the 5,000-meter run at NCAA West Preliminaries, but made the decision to withdraw to address injury concerns … took part in the 1,500 and 5,000-meter runs at the Big 12 Championships … posted an outdoor personal-best of 16:18.87 while finishing 10th in 5,000 at Virginia Challenge … took part in the 1,500-meter run at the Stanford Invitational … ran the 800-meter run at the Jim Duncan Invitational.

Indoor: Represented the Cardinal and Gold in five meets … finished third in the 5,000 and fourth in the 3,000-meter runs at the Big 12 Championships … also ran the 5,000 at the Iowa State Classic and the BU Season Opener, where she posted a personal-best 16:11.37 … finished third in the invitational 3,000 at the Razorback Invitational … led-off for Iowa State’s fifth place Distance Medley Relay team at Razorback Invite … took second in the mile and third in the 1,000 at the Big 4 Duals.

XC: Rotich led the way for Iowa State as the Cyclones' top finisher in all five races she competed in ... finished 4th overall in 17:05 at the Greater Louisville Classic to help Iowa State to a 2nd-place finish overall ... took 23rd (20:12) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational ... won the 2015 Big 12 individual title, placing first in 20:48 to help Iowa State to a 2nd-place team finish ... finished 12th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional, clocking a 20:37 to earn All-Region honors ... came in 42nd with a time of 20:28 at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

Finished 20th in the 1,500-meter run at the NCAA West Preliminaries … scored in a pair of events at the Big 12 Championships, finishing fifth in the 5,000-meter run and sixth in the 1,500-meter run … posted her personal record in the 1,500-meter run in 4:25.01 at the Payton Jordan Invitational … finished fourth in the 1,500-meter run at the Drake Relays … led off for 4x1,600-meter relay team that finished third at the Drake Relays.

Indoor: Competed in the mile at the Big 12 Championships … posted her personal best in the 5,000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic, finishing 13th in 16:30.93 … got her personal record in the 3,000-meter run, while finishing seventh in the invitational heat at the Razorback Invitational … finished second in the mile at the Big 4 Duals.

XC: Ran as the fifth scorer for the Cyclones at the Roy Griak invitational, placing 42nd overall with a time of 22:17 in her season debut ... was Iowa State’s No. 4 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, posting a 6K time of 21:03 ... Earned All-Big 12 recognition for the second-consecutive year, placing 13th overall in 20:55.2 ... gave Iowa State five runners inside the race’s top-15 for the third consecutive season ... earned All-Midwest honors at the NCAA Regional meet, placing 14th and crossing the line with teammate Erin Hooker ... posted a time of 20:41 at the regional meet ... placed 65th at the NCAA Championship, helping the women's team to a runner-up finish with a 6K time of 20:58.5.

Outdoor: Placed sixth at the Big 12 Championships behind a 4:39.11 in the 1500m … notched a PR in the 1500m at the Payton Jordan Invitational, clocking a time of 4:25.77 …posted a time of 4:30.08 in the Big 12 prelims to advance to the finals … ran 4:32.96 in the season opener at the Stanford Invitational … posted a time of 16:32.60 at the Mt. SAC Relays, setting a PR in the event.

Indoor: Big 12 Champion as a part of the women’s DMR squad, helping the team to the second-fastest clocking in program history (11:12.31) … took second in the Big 12Championship 1000m, posting a time of 2:52.65 … part of the three fastest DMRs in program history at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (11:11.93), Big 12 Championships,

Cross Country:
Finished 17th at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 21:21 ... placed 28th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in 20:22 ... Earned All-Big 12 recognition, placing 9th at the Big 12 Championships in 20:52 ... Placed 10th at the NCAA Midwest Regional in 20:40 to garner All-Region honors ... Competed at the NCAA Championshps as Iowa State's fifth runner, finishing in 21:41.

Outdoor: Set a personal best time in the 1,500-meter run with 4:33.45 at the Big 12 Championships ... earned fifth place in the 1,500-meter run with a personal best time of 4:42.75 at the Kip Janvrin Open ... ran a personal best time of 11:02.92 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays ... earned fourth place in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:41.60 at the Jim Duncan Invite ... finished the 5,000-meter run in 17:11.37 at the Stanford Invite. 

Indoor: Placed sixth in the 1,000-meter run with 2:51.06 at the Big 12 Championship meet ... ran a personal best time in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:59.39 at the ISU Classic ... finished in seventh place in the mile run at the ISU Open with a time of 5:05.58.

Before Iowa State
Ran a personal best in the 3,000-meters in a time of 10:30.00.

Born February 1, 1992 ... daughter of Julius and Tecla Serem ... environmental science major.  

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