Record-setting run nets Midwest Conference award for Janusiak

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.

APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence University track and field standout Josh Janusiak turned in a record-setting run to earn Midwest Conference Track Performer of the Week.

It was the second time this season that Janusiak (South Milwaukee, Wis./South Milwaukee), a junior, has earned the conference's weekly award.

Janusiak broke the Lawrence record and posted the fastest time in the Midwest Conference in the 5,000 meters at the Grand Valley State Big Meet. Janusiak raced to a time of 14:58.86 to shatter the school record of 15:11.24 set by Lawrence Hall of Famer Scott Sprtel back in 1997.

Janusiak owns the fastest time in the MWC as he is just over a second faster than teammate Joe Kortenhof (Portland, Ore./Lincoln), who was right on Janusiak's heels as he finished in 14:59.97 at Grand Valley.

Lawrence returns to action on Saturday when the Vikings travel to UW-Oshkosh for the Titan Challenge at Kolf Sports Center.