Janelle Kraus enters her first season as an assistant coach of the men and women's cross country and track teams at Stony Brook in 2007-2008.
Prior to joining the Seawolves staff, Janelle was the head varsity track coach at Mount St. Charles Academy in Woonsocket, R.I. While there, Janelle coached both indoor and outdoor track and produced All-State athletes in the high jump, triple jump and 55 meter hurdles.
During her undergrad at Wake Forest, Janelle was named an NCAA All-American four times. Her other accomplishments include: Nine-time ACC Champion, Wake Forest Female Athlete of the Year (1998-2000), member of the ACC 50th Anniversary Team for both cross country and track and she was a nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award in 2000.
On top of all those accomplishments, Janelle also volunteered as a student-coach for the cross country and track teams.
After earning a bachelor of arts in history at Wake Forest, Janelle went on to study at Providence College, earning a master of arts in modern European history in 2006.
Following her college career Janelle continued to run competitively, becoming a member of Team USA during the 2001 World University Games in Beijing, China and also in 2002 in Chiba, Japan.
Most recently, Janelle has qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials in the marathon.