Ernst & Stephens Lead Spartans At Stanford Invitational

Jannik Ernst has wasted no time to emerge as the Spartans' leader during his first season of competition.

Sept. 28, 2013

Complete Results

Stanford, Calif. -- Jannik Ernst led the Spartans for the third consecutive race and San José State finished 10th out of 12 at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday morning. 

Ernst, in his first season of competition, clocked a 26:35 on the 8K course and finished in 92nd place out of 243. Matthew Stephens was the second Spartan across the line in 142nd place with a time of 27:29. Ernst and Stephens have finished one-two for SJSU in each of the first three races in 2013.

Ben Branagh finished in 196th with a time of 28:28 and Nicholas Sherrell was 10 seconds behind in 199th. Garrick Chan rounded out the scorers for SJSU in 222nd place with a time of 29:24. As a team San José State scored 293.

Also competing for the Spartans: Samuel Ryan (29:41, 228th), and Alexander Selevos (29:47, 230th).

Stanford won the event with a team score of 25. The Cardinal's Erik Olson and Jim Rosa were the first individuals across the finish line in 24:25.

San José State's next race is the San Francisco State Invitational on October 11. The race takes place inside Golden Gate Park where the Spartans opened up the 2013 season at the USF Invitational at the end of August.

Team Results:

1. Stanford 25

2. Loyola Marymount 50

3. North Dakota State 105

4. San Francisco 113

5. Fresno State 119

6. Santa Clara 120

7. Sacramento State 159

8. UC Davis B 241

9. San Diego 249

10. San Jose State 293

11. Pepperdine 298

12. CSU Northridge 312

SJSU Results:

92. Jannik Ernst 26:35

142. Matthew Stephens 27:29

196. Ben Branagh 28:28

199. Nicholas Sherrell 28:38

222. Garrick Chan 29:24

228. Samuel Ryan 29:41

230. Alexander Selevos 29:47

Top Individuals:

1. Erik Olson STANFORD 24:25

2. Jim Rosa STANFORD 24:25

3. Weston Strum LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 24:27

4. Eric Causey SAN FRANCISCO 24:28

5. Sean McGorty UNATTACHED 24:32