ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- Lawrence University cross country star Josh Janusiak won his second individual title of the season Friday as he ran to victory at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational.
Janusiak covered the four-mile course in 20:19.3 at Saukie Golf Course to win by more than five seconds over Shane Witters Hicks of Principia College. With temperatures hovering in the mid-90s, the race was shortened from its normal 8,000 meters.
This is the second victory of the season for Janusiak, who also won the title at the Ken Weidt Classic at Concordia University Wisconsin.
Led by Janusiak, the Vikings finished 12th in the team standings with 278 points. Olivet Nazarene University won the title with 95.
Joe Kortenhof was next for the Vikings in 23rd place in 21:11.0. Ben Schaefer was 72nd in 22:10.7, Cullen Allard was 79th in 22:16.8 and Ty Heuer rounded out the scoring in 103rd in 24:01.5.
Hannah Kinzer led a sterling performance by the Lawrence women by taking seventh place in the 5,000-meter race in 19:36.7. Emma Roberts of Benedictine University won the race in 18:51.3.
The Vikings took ninth in the team standings with 274 points, and UW-Stevens Point won the title with 76.
Margaret Huck was the second runner for the Vikings as she placed 40th in 20:34.3, and Erin Schrobilgen was close behind in 50th place in 20:53.6. Alex Chand took 82nd in 21:41.6, and Molly Doruska completed the scoring in 95th in 22:07.5.