Janusiak breaks Lawrence record in 3,000 at Platteville Select

Josh Janusiak, left, won the 10,000 meters on the opening day of the Midwest Conference Championships.
Josh Janusiak, left, won the 10,000 meters on the opening day of the Midwest Conference Championships.

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -- Lawrence University track and field standout Josh Janusiak broke the school record in the 3,000 meters on Saturday at the UW-Platteville Select.

Janusiak finished second in the 3,000 in a time of record-breaking time of 8:44.41. Janusiak broke the record of 8:46.71, set by Cam Davies in 2014. 

Lawrence's Joe Kortenhof also had a great day as he won the 5,000 and posted a top-50 time nationally in the process. Kortenhof grabbed first place with a time of 15:16.31, which currently ranks 42nd in all of NCAA Division III. Teammate Ben Schaefer finished second in 16:20.80, and Alec Timpe was fourth in 17:05.26.

Lawrence 4x400 relay team also grabbed first place as the team of Will Nichols, Dan Sandacz, Cullen Allard and Mik Patel ran to victory in 3:41.71.

On the women's side, Hannah Kinzer was the top finisher for the Vikings as she took second in the 3,000 in 11:26.28. Teammate Erin Schrobilgen was fourth in the 3,000 in 11:36.75.

The 4x400 relay team of Mikaela Hintz, Alyssa Kuss, Janey Degnan and Hallie Sogin raced to third place in 4:35.78.

Lawrence's Alex Chand grabbed fourth in the mile in 5:41.36, and Madeleine Stevenson was fourth in the high jump at 4 feet, 4 inches. Lawrence also recorded a pair of fifth-place finishes as Degan was fifth in the pole vault at 7-7.25 and Emily Hoeft was fifth in the long jump at 15-1.5.