Janusiak, Kortenhof shatter Lawrence record in 5,000 at Grand Valley

Lawrence's Josh Janusiak, left, broke the school record in the 5,000 meters at the Grand Valley State Big Meet.
Lawrence's Josh Janusiak, left, broke the school record in the 5,000 meters at the Grand Valley State Big Meet.

ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Lawrence University track standouts Josh Janusiak and Joe Kortenhof blazed to the fastest times in the Midwest Conference this season in the 5,000 meters and broke the school record in the process.

Running at the Grand Valley State Big Meet, Janusiak ran to a time of 14:58.86 to shatter the Lawrence record. Kortenhof was right on Janusiak's heels as he finished in 14:59.97. That broke the school record of 15:11.24 set by Lawrence Hall of Famer Scott Sprtel back in 1997.

Those are also the two fastest times in the Midwest Conference by a pretty wide margin as both Janusiak and Kortenhof beat multiple NCAA Division I and II runners in the race. The next-fastest time in the MWC belongs to Cornell's Caleb Wilson at 15:34.24.

This is the second indoor record of the season for Janusiak, who broke the school mark in the 3,000 at the UW-Plattevile Select on Jan. 27.