Lane headed to D2 Nationals in 1,500 for Michigan Tech

May 9, 2015

Jani Lane RunningWith his national berth in the 1,500 meters already secured, Jani Lane of Anchorage figured he’d push his luck in the 800 at the North Central last-chance meet in Illinois.

The Michigan Tech University junior runner tried to hit an NCAA D2 provisional mark in the 800 and started with a bang before fading at the end.

No matter, Lane owns a top-10 national qualifying time in the 1,500 and is a threat to challenge for the title.

He posted a PR of 3:46.64 two weeks ago at the 49 th Hillsdale College Relays. Ten days earlier he beat a 90-man field in winning the Al Owens Open in 3:48.89.

Lane, of Service High fame, has collected 20 career top-10 finishes on the track, including three in the 1,500.