Lane honored with prestigious NCAA Elite 89 Award

May 21, 2015

Jani Lane RunningThe NCAA D2 Track and Field Championships just started yet and already Jani Lane of Anchorage is a winner.

The Michigan Tech junior runner was presented with the prestigious NCAA Elite 89 Award at a pre-national meet ceremony.

Lane, of Service High fame, has qualified for NCAAs in the 1,500 meters. He is scheduled to run in today’s prelims.

He was an All-American in the race last year.

The NCAA Elite 89 Award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 89 championships.

Lane has a 3.94 GPA in mechanical engineering, ranking him No. 1 out of the roughly 400 men.