Cross-Country Success: South Milwaukee Boys Take Third, Jordan Janusiak Finishes Fifth Individually at State Meet

More details from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel …

Jordan Janusiak of South Milwaukee finished fifth at the WIAA Division 1 state cross-country meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Oct. 28, running 15:53.8 and helping his team land an impressive third-place showing as a team.

SM scored 191 points, behind only Middleton (76) and Stevens Point (177) in the team standings. Monona Grove (197) took fourth. 

Wyatt Schlager took 53rd for the Rockets in 16:45, Max Moran 59th in 16:48, Aidan Sodemann 94th in 17:08, Nick Sluga 105th in 17:11, Owen Smith 162nd in 17:56 and Andrew Strasser 168th in 18:03.

The Rockets took sixth at last year’s state meet, one point shy of fifth, and Janusiak landed eighth place among individuals to cap his junior year. It’s the closest the Rockets have come to a title since winning the 1965 medium-schools championship. 

Oh, and Jordan’s brother, Josh, won his second straight Midwest Conference individual championship on Saturday, too. Not a bad day to be a Janusiak, or a Rocket runner.

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