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Canada's Justyn Knight finishes 2nd in 5,000 at NCAA championship

Toronto's Justyn Knight came up just short in his quest to win his first 5,000 metres outdoor title in his final NCAA Division 1 championship meet in Eugene, Oregon.

No. 1-ranked Syracuse senior less than a second behind winner from Stanford

Toronto's Justyn Knight finished second in the 5,000 metres at the NCAA Division 1 outdoor championships on Friday. (Twitter/@CanadianRunning)

Toronto's Justyn Knight came up just short in his quest to win his first 5,000 metres outdoor title in his final NCAA Division 1 championship meet in Eugene, Oregon.

The 21-year-old Syracuse senior finished second with a time of 13 minutes 55.03 seconds, just behind Stanford senior Sean McGorty's winning time of 13.54.81. McGorty's teammate, Grant Fisher, was third in 13:55.04.

Knight won his first NCAA championship race indoors in the 5,000 on March 10, four months after he opened the season with his first NCAA cross-country title.

Knight is ranked first nationally in the 5,000 and his personal-best time of 13 minutes 17.51 seconds is ninth on the NCAA's all-time list. He also boasts the top seed time in the United States this season at 13:18.74.

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