Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Campus Corner

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Campus Corner

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Byline: Teneshia L. Wright, Times-Union sports writer

UNF RUNNER SETS MARK

In honor of his deceased roommate and training partner, University of North Florida senior Zepherinus Joseph broke the Peach Belt Conference's 8,000-meter course record by nearly 50 seconds Saturday to win his second men's cross country league title in three seasons.

He ran the course in 24:06.70, demolishing the old mark of 24:53.86, to make the all-conference team with three teammates.

A friend of Joseph, former UNF runner Glenn Russell Steward, died last month, exactly one year after being hospitalized when he and Joseph were hit by a car during a morning jog on the Southside.

"My whole season right now is dedicated to him," said Joseph, who heads to Huntsville, Ala., next week for regionals. "I was running with a blue and white ribbon on my chest in support of him."

The UNF men's and women's team each finished second. Kennesaw State's men had 23 points to the Ospreys' 42, while KSU's women edged the Lady Ospreys 28-29 for their eighth title in nine seasons. …

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