Janusiak breaks school record, wins 3,000 meters at Titan Challenge

Lawrence track Josh Janusiak action
Lawrence's Josh Janusiak finished 11th in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Division III Championships.

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

Janusiak won the 3,000 in 8:36.82 to shatter his own school record of 8:40.31 set in 2018. Janusiak won the event by more than five seconds over UW-Stout's Alexander Ilyushev, who finished second in 8:41.83.

This marks the second school record Janusiak has broken in as many weeks. He broke his own mark in the 5,000 meters at the Midwest Elite Invitational at UW-Whitewater on Feb. 9.

On the women's side, the top finisher was rookie Claire Schrier, who took ninth in the 800 in 2:25.74. The women's 4x400 relay team of Schrier, Emily Hoeft, Alyssa Kuss and Mikaela Hintz placed 10th in 4:20.81.