Janusiak roars to school record and posts one of nation's top times in 5,000

Lawrence's Josh Janusiak broke his own school record in the 5,000 meters and ran the eighth-fastest time this season in NCAA Division III.
Lawrence's Josh Janusiak broke his own school record in the 5,000 meters and ran the eighth-fastest time this season in NCAA Division III.

AZUSA, Calif. -- Another race, another record-setting performance for Lawrence University track and field star Josh Janusiak.

For the second consecutive race, Janusiak smashed his own school record in the 5,000 meters, and he posted one of the top times in the nation in the process. 

Racing at the Brian Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific University, Janusiak blazed to a time of 14:34.55 against a field made up of Division I runners from across the nation. Janusiak's time currently ranks eighth in all of NCAA Division III.

It was the second time in as many races that the junior from South Milwaukee, Wis., broke his own school record. At the UW-Platteville Invitational on April 12, Janusiak ran a time of 14:42.86 to shatter the previous record of 15:05.60. Janusiak had set that mark during the 2017 season.

The Vikings are back in action on Saturday when they travel to the Don Church Twilight Meet at Wheaton College.