WINNECONNE, Wis. — Lawrence University cross country star Josh Janusiak raced to 26th place Saturday to pace the Vikings at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional at Lake Breeze Golf Club.
Janusiak covered the 8,000 meters in 25:26, the fourth-fastest time in Lawrence history. He also earned a spot on the all-region team, which is the top 35, and will learn Sunday if he won an at-large berth for the NCAA Division III Championships.
Led by Janusiak and freshman Joe Kortenhof, who finished 49th in 25:55, the Vikings placed 20th with 569 points. Kortenhof was fifth among all freshmen in the meet, and the Lawrence duo finished 1-2 among all Midwest Conference runners. North Central (Ill.) won the team title with 37 points.
Rounding out the scoring for Lawrence were Ben Schaefer (138th, 27:28), Mayan Essak (141st, 27:33) and Alec Timpe (215th, 32:26).
On the women’s side, Lawrence finished 24th with 729 points, and Washington (Mo.) won with 66 points.
The top finisher for the Vikings was rookie Christina Sedall, who was 115th and covered the 6,000 meters in 24:10. Hannah Kinzer was 117th in 24:12, and the rest of the scorers were Amy Hutchings (162nd, 25:07), Erin Schrobilgen (167th, 25:14) and Margaret Huck (168th, 25:17).