Janusiak tops his own record in 3,000 meters at Titan Challenge

Josh Jansusiak, left, broke his own school record in the 3,000 meters at the Titan Challenge.
Josh Jansusiak, left, broke his own school record in the 3,000 meters at the Titan Challenge.

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Lawrence University track and field standout Josh Janusiak won the 3,000 meters and broke his own school record Saturday at the Titan Challenge at Kolf Sports Center.

Janusiak raced to first in 8:40.31 to break his own record of 8:44.41. Lawrence teammate Joe Kortenhof also broke the old record as he finished second right on Janusiak's heels at 8:40.82.

Will Nichols grabbed third place in the 200 meters and nearly broke his own school record in the process. Nichols finished in 22.89 seconds, just off his school record of 22.81 seconds. Nichols also teamed with Cullen Allard, Mik Patel and Dan Sandacz to finish fourth in the 4x400 relay in 3:33.59.

Gabe Baker turned in a solid performance in the weight throw as he finished eighth with a toss of 46 feet, 8.25 inches.

The Lawrence men finished fifth in the team standings with 31 points.

On the women's side, rookie Alex Chand led the Vikings by finishing fourth in the mile with a time of 5:22.62. Lawrence's Hannah Kinzer grabbed eighth in the 3,000 meters in 10:59.77, and Chand took ninth in 11:03.20.

The 4x400 relay team of Janey Degnan, Emily Hoeft, Hallie Sogin and Kate Kilgus grabbed fourth in 4:27.35.

Lawrence finished 10th in the team standings with 15 points.