Bearcats go up against nationally ranked competition in Wisconsin
Cotton is men's top finisher in 13th, Clay is again top finisher for women
2012 cross country season: Was 30th overall and fifth on the UC team at the Queen City Invitational on Sept. 7, running the 5k course in 16:33.58...finished 136th overall and a non-scoring runner for UC at Vanderbilt University's Commodore Classic, running the 8k course in 27:28.40...placed 47th in the open division of the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championship at the Elvin R. Kelly Cross Country Course in Cedarville, circuiting the 8k course in 27:19.65...was 248th in the unseeded race at the Pre-Nationals Invitational at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park in Louisville, running the 8k course in 27:43.5
2011 cross country season: At the VMI Relays, ran his two two-mile legs in 10:50 and 11:06 for a combined 21:56; teamed with Nick Minich (11:10 + 11:12 = 22:22) for 20th...placed 30th and was a non-scoring runner for UC at the Queen City Invitational at A.J. Jolly Park in Alexandria, Ky., completing the 5k course in 16:25.86...was 83rd in the open division at the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championship at the Elvin R. Kelly Cross Country Course in Cedarville, running 8k in 28:18.61...finished 238th overall and a non-scoring runner for UC at the Pre-Nationals meet at LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind., running the 8k course in 27:08...placed 99th overall and was a non-scoring runner for UC at the BIG EAST Championship at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park in Louisville, finishing the 8k course in 26:59.8.
Collegiate career bests: 5k - 16:25.86 (2011 Queen City) 8k - 26:59.8 (2011 BIG EAST)
High school: Captain of the cross country and track teams...member of 4x800-meters relay that placed fourth at the 2011 state championship outdoor meet and cross country team that placed sixth at the 2010 state championship cross country meet...personal bests of 16:16 in 5k and 4:25 in 1,600 meters...commended National Merit Scholar
A FEW THINGS ABOUT ROB...
Family: father Dennis and mother Joletta
Favorite Food?: sushi
Favorite Place to Eat?: Currito
Favorite Music?: AC/DC, Macklemore, Chopin, The National
Favorite Place at UC?: The C-paw on the 50-yard line in Nippert Stadium at night.