Janusiak, Shea pick up wins in season opener at UW-Oshkosh

Janusiak, Shea pick up wins in season opener at UW-Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Josh Janusiak and Noah Shea each picked up event victories Friday night as the Lawrence University track teams opened the indoor season with a dual meet at UW-Oshkosh.

Janusiak edged teammate Joe Kortenhof at the finish of the 3,000 meters. Janusiak took first in 8:51.59 and Kortenhof was just a whisker behind in 8:51.63.

Shea, making his collegiate debut, powered to a big win in the triple jump. Shea grabbed first with a leap of 43 feet, 10.5 inches, to win by more than two feet. Oshkosh's Jared Benson finished second at 41-2.25.

Rookie Gabe Baker and senior Jackson Straughn had a strong showing in the shot put and weight throw. Baker took second in the shot put at 39-8 and Straughn was third at 38-7. In the weight throw, Straughn took third with a throw of 45-7.

On the women's side, Molly Doruska was second in the 3,000 in 11:58.83. Amy Hutchings grabbed third in the 800 in 2:43.75, and Hallie Sogin took third in the 60 hurdles in 11.39 seconds.

The Oshkosh men defeated Lawrence 97-42, and the Oshkosh women topped the Vikings 105-28.