Matthew Jergenson  
Matthew  Jergenson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Caledonia, Minn.

High School:
Caledonia


07/08/2015

72 Gophers Earn B1G Distinguished Scholar Award

Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.

11/13/2014

Gophers Head to NCAA Midwest Regional

The University of Minnesota men's cross country team returns to action this Friday at the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional in Peoria, Ill.

11/07/2014

Jergenson Leads `U' to Fall Finale Title

Minnesota has now boasted three-straight individual champions at the Fall Finale.

10/18/2014

`U' Wins Team Title at Jim Drews Invitational

The Gophers posted 55 team points to win the UW-La Crosse's eight-kilometer race at the Ettrick Golf Club.

10/17/2014

Gophers Finish 20th at Wisconsin

Minnesota continues the 2014 season at the 2014 Jim Drews Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 18

GOPHERS CAREER
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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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)