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Men's Cross Country

Jensen Shines at IC4A Championships to Conclude 2018 Men's Cross Country Season

NEW YORK – The Temple University men's cross country squad concluded its 2018 season on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the IC4A Championships. The meet was highlighted by sophomore Kristian Jensen who won the race with a first place overall finish, making the individual champion a Temple runner for the second straight year. Jensen ran the 8,000-meter course at Van Cortlandt Part in Bronx, N.Y. in 22:36 to place first in the 157 person field.
 
Results
> Stony Brook captured the team title at the 2018 IC4A Championships after compiling 25 total points on the day. The Seawolves were dominant in the front group, placing seven runners in the top 11.
> Temple earned second overall, finishing the meet with 72 points. Jensen made a statement on the race, finishing first by 15 seconds to best the competition. The Owls put two in the top 10 and three in the top 20.
> Northeastern finished third as a tam, compiling 114 points at the championship meet after putting two runners in the top 15. Next was George Mason, who finished fourth overall with 147 points. The Patriots put two runners in the top 20 to earn their team finish.
> Wrapping up the top five was St. Joseph's, who finished with 150 total points after finishing one in the top 25.
 
Quotable
>"It was a tough performance today on the men's side," said head coach James Snyder. "We came in lighter than we needed to, and got blitzed by a Stony Brook team that came in ready to run. To come out finishing second was very disappointing."
> "Individually, Kristian ran an extremely impressive race. He really put himself out there, took the lead with a mile to go and never looked back. He ran like a guy that belonged at the National Championships today, coming in hungry and ready to perform. We are very proud of him, and look forward to a special remaining two years with him."
 
How it Happened
Championship Race
> For the second straight week, Jensen finished in the number one spot for Temple. After cracking into the top 15 at the region meet last weekend, the All-Region and All-Conference performer put on an impressive performance to conclude his sophomore year.  Jensen ran the 8,000-meter course in 22:36, following in former teammate Marc Steinsberger's footsteps and win the individual title for the Owls.
> Senior Louis Corgliano finished as Temple's number two runner, placing sixth overall with a time of 23:07. The All-Conference performer concluded his lone season in Cherry and White with a top-10 performance to wrap up an illustrious career.
> Kevin Lapsansky finished as Temple's number three runner, racing the course in 23:25 to place 17th overall. Following Lapsansky was junior Zach Seiger, who placed 24th overall with a time of 23:36.
 
Coaches' Race
> Three Owls represented Temple in the Coaches' Race to kick off the IC4A Championship day. Senior Shane Ramdeo finished in Temple's top spot to wrap up his career in Cherry and White. Ramdeo raced the course in 24:47 to place sixth overall.
> Freshman Quinn Serfass earned a top-15 performance, running the 8K in 25:09. Freshman Sean Egan also competed for the Owls, finishing with a time of 26:02.
 
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