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Janosko Sixth and Qualifies as BW Women Finish Seventh and Men are Nineteenth at Regional Meet

Men's Results | Women's Results


Junior Kenny Janosko (Mentor) placed
sixth qualifying him for next week’s NCAA
Division III National Championship Meet.

OBERLIN, OHIO -- Baldwin Wallace University junior Kenny Janosko (Mentor) placed sixth individually and the Yellow Jacket women’s cross country team placed seventh and the men finished 19th today (Saturday, November 12, 2011) at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Meet at Oberlin College.

By placing sixth of 243 total runners, Janosko qualifies for next week’s NCAA Division III National Championship Meet at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He covered the 8K course in 24:56.38. This will be his first trip to the Division III national meet.

"Kenny ran an outstanding race," said veteran Yellow Jacket Head Coach Dr. Bill Taraschke. " Each season, Kenny has gotten better and better.  And, that isn't by accident. He has worked very hard to accomplish many of his goals.

"Kenny beat every OAC runner at the Regional Meet and that was impressive to see," said Taraschke. "We are hoping that he has still saved his best effort of the season for the national meet."

The BW women scored 312 points and placed seventh of 36 total teams. The Yellow Jacket men had 501 points to place 19th of 35 OAC schools.

In addition to Janosko, junior Nick Jeffers (South Amherst/ Firelands) placed 106th in 27:17.74, freshman Greg Blevins (Mentor) placed 113th in 27:23.25, sophomore Dusan Vasic (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) placed 146th in 27:48.54, senior Tom Wilkin (Powell/ Olentangy Liberty) placed 148th in 27:50.66, senior Drew Beck (Canandaigua, N.Y./ Academy) placed 177th in 28:15.39 and junior David Gerding (Strongsville) was 193rd in 28:43.00.

The women were led by junior Sarah Rospert (Milan/ Edison) as she placed 34th of 251 total runners to earn All-Great Lakes Region honors (Top-35). She completed the 6K course in 22:37.52. She was followed by junior Shaina Kovatch (Parma/ Valley Forge) who placed 47th in 22:53.84, junior Lauren McGaughey (Allison Park, Pa./ Hampton) placed 73rd in 23:23.15, junior Tess Hoogeveen (Westerville/ South) was 75th in 23:24.66, sophomore Brooke Hradisky (Aurora) was 88th in 23:41.09, sophomore Jamie Clapacs (Willoughby Hills/ South) was 106th in 24:03.69 and sophomore Lauren Hutka (North Ridgeville/ Grafton Midview) in 152nd in 24:52.44.

The national championship meet at Wisconsin Oshkosh begins at 11:00 a.m. CST.

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