The Gophers will send a small contingency of runners to Collegeville, Minn.
Northwestern hosts this year's conference meet at the Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course.
Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
The University of Minnesota men's cross country team returns to action this Friday at the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional in Peoria, Ill.
Minnesota has now boasted three-straight individual champions at the Fall Finale.
Four career meets • one career win (2014 Fall Finale) • letter winner (2014) • Academic All-Big Ten (2014).
2014 | REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (FINAL SEASON)
Competed in four meets for the Gophers and helped Minnesota to team wins at the Jim Drews Invitational and the Fall Finale • factored into the team's scoring in three meets • closed out the season with his first career win at the Fall Finale, finishing with a time of 25:13 • his Fall Finale win gave Minnesota its third-straight individual title at the meet, following Aaron Bartnik in 2013 and Blayne Dulian in 2012 • made his oollegiate debut at the Oz Memorial and posted a 22nd overall finish (21st among attached runners) with a time of 20:07.3 • finished 149th in the Griak Invitational with a time of 27:01.8 • placed 15th with a time of 25:23.68 at the Jim Drews Invitational • earned first letter • Academic All-Big Ten.
2013 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Did not see action during the 2013 season.
2012 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Did not see action as a redshirt freshman after suffering an injury.
2011 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2011 cross country season.
Graduated from Caledonia High School in 2010 • high school coach was Jimmy Westland • All-state as a senior • finished 2nd overall in the state championships as a senior • also participated in track, basketball and soccer in high school • National Honor Society.
Born on May 17, 1993 • son of Michael and Debra Jergenson • majoring in biology • has two brothers (David and Thomas) and one sister, Laura • mother played volleyball at Viterbo University • enjoys playing sports, reading, tubing and spending time with friends.
|Jergenson's Career Bests|
|6K||20:07.3||Oz Memorial (Sept. 5, 2014)|
|8K||25:13||Fall Finale (Nov. 14, 2014)|
|Finish||1st||Fall Finale (Nov. 7, 2014)|
Ali, Plasencia Rep `U' At World XC
Ali finished 52nd overall in the men's U20 race, clocking a time of 26:14 for the eight-kilometer race at the Kololo Independence Grounds.
Plasencia, Ali Set for World XC Championships
Plasencia and Ali are the latest runners with ties to the University of Minnesota to represent the United States in the last year.
Catching Up with Coach
GopherSports.com caught up with Minnesota Director of Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country Steve Plasencia to talk about all things Maroon & Gold.