Press Release

NIU Law Runs Fourth Annual 5K Race

Over one hundred racers packed the field in the fourth annual Race NIjUdicata: 5K Run/Walk and BBQ hosted by the NIU College of Law on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

Over one hundred racers packed the field in the fourth annual Race NIjUdicata: 5K Run/Walk and BBQ
hosted by the NIU College of Law on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

April 24, 2013

DeKalb, Ill.--Northern Illinois University College of Law held its fourth annual Race NIjUdicata: 5K Run/Walk and BBQ on Saturday, April 20, 2013 beginning at Swen Parson Hall in DeKalb, IL. NIU Law alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the law school packed the field with over one hundred racers who completed the 3.1 mile course through DeKalb and the heart of the NIU campus. Participants, ranging from ardent runners to health conscious joggers, walkers, and even recreational strollers all joined in - with their enthusiasm at the start topped only by their enthusiasm at the finish.

Leading the charge to the finish line were the overall male and female winners of the race: NIU Law alumnus Eric Leninger (’10) with a time of 18:08 and second-year law student Kate Guensburg with a time of 21:25. The top male and female law students were third-year student Matt Bauer with a time of 20:34 and Kate Guensburg. Motion for a Speedy Finish once again took the top team honor with members Alex Geocaris (’11), Rob Hanauer (’11), Matthew Jakobsze (’11), Eric Leninger, and Omar Salguero (’12) and an average time of 19:06. Although just recovering from a recent ankle injury, Dean Jennifer Rosato contributed greatly to the Dean’s Team strong third place finish. Joining Dean Rosato’s team this year were alumnae Katie Haskins-Becker (’11) and Claudia Kliment (’83), along with NIU Law professors Mark Cordes and Robert Jones.

The race, as in years past, comes together with the generous help of volunteers from all around the NIU Law community as well as the contributions of our individual, legal firms, and corporate sponsors. Our most heartfelt thanks go out to the NIU Police Department, who kept all participants safe by monitoring the course and controlling traffic throughout the race.

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For more information, contact:
Melody Mitchell
Alumni Events & Public Relations
(815) 753-9655 or

mmitchell@niu.edu