Janusiak posts one of nation's top times in 5,000

Lawrence track and field action Josh Janusiak
Lawrence's Josh Janusiak is set to compete in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Division III Championships.

WHITEWATER, Wis. -- Lawrence University track standout Josh Janusiak posted one of the nation's top times in the 5,000 meters on Saturday at the Midwest Elite Invitational at UW-Whitewater.

Janusiak finished fourth in the event in a time of 14:41.49, which currently ranks as the 12th-fastest time in all of NCAA Division III. Joshua Schroeder of UW-La Crosse won the event in 14:34.03. 

Janusiak also broke his own school record in the event. Janusiak set the mark of 14:41.68 in 2018 and edged that record by .19 seconds.

Several other Lawrence athletes competed at the Dick Hendricks Invitational in Ripon on Saturday.

Lawrence finished 1-2-3 in the 5,000 at Ripon as Billy Daniels took the title with a time of 16:25.43. Sam Marrese-Wheeler was second in 16:51.51, and Ben Schaefer grabbed third in 17:06.74.

On the women's side, Leah Hawksford took fourth in the 5,000 in 20:01.43.