SOUTH BEND, Ind.
- Temple men's cross country won its third straight team title of 2017 at Notre Dame's Joe Piane Invitational on Friday. Individually, the squad placed one in the top 10 and three more in the top 20.
Keys to the Race
> The Owls competed in the Men's 5 Mile Gold Race.
> Temple's top finisher was freshman Kristian Jensen
who finished the five-mile course in 24:48.2 to place sixth overall.
> The squad's No. 2 runner at Notre Dame was freshman Anton Harrsen
, who finished the race in 25:00.3 to place 11th.
> Graduate student Marc Steinsberger
crossed the finish line next for the Owls in 17th place (25:10.7).
> Sophomore Kevin Lapsansky
rounded out the Owls' top five with a 19th-place finish (25:17.6).
> Temple finished first out of 20 teams. Tulane (AAC) finished 12th.
> "This is the most mature group of runners I've coached at Temple both on and off the course. With maturity comes trust; more so now than ever before I trust our team to listen to their bodies and make appropriate decisions that will set us up for success. I thought the team did a really good job of being competitive today. Understanding the caliber of today's field we did not expect to place a seven guys in the top-10 like we did at Rider, but they definitely maintained a pretty tight pack and closed up well. Kristian and Anton really stepped up today. It is nice to see that the competition has grown as well as their competitiveness. Overall it was a great day for us and hopefully we can continue to build off of this momentum." - Head coach James Snyder
> Temple will next compete at the Jack Saint Clair Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 7
6 Kristian Jensen
11 Anton Harrsen
17 Marc Steinsberger
19 Kevin Lapsansky
32 Zach Seiger
43 Donovan Mears
53 Johnathan Condly
77 Justin Yurchak