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)|
Plasencia Named U.S. Junior Cross Country Coach
True freshmen Hamza Ali and Nick Rink will also represent the U.S. in international competition next month.
Gophers Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
Led by eight Academic All-Big Ten honorees, the Gophers recorded a cumulative team grade point average of 3.43 – the program’s highest team GPA on record dating back to 1999.
Ali Qualifies for World Championships
A native of Minneapolis, Minn., Ali entered the meet having set a Gophers record to win the Twin Cities 5K earlier this year (14:47) and also picked up an individual title at the Fall...