Canadian Justyn Knight places 3rd in NCAA 5,000m final
Syracuse student led until final leg
Toronto's Justyn Knight finished third in the 5,000-metre event at the NCAA Division I Championships in Eugene, Oregon on Friday.
Knight posted a time of 14 minutes, 36.23 seconds, while first-place runner Grant Fisher was less than a second ahead, at 14:35.60. In second place was the University of Arkansas' Jack Bruce, who finished with a time of 14:35.88.
Knight - a student at Syracuse University in his third year of a scholarship - cited contact with 400m remaining that threw off his stride.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NCAATF?src=hash">#NCAATF</a> 5000m Final: <a href="https://twitter.com/justyn_knight">@Justyn_Knight</a> places 3rd in a closely contested final. <a href="https://t.co/gFaCsjn7TY">pic.twitter.com/gFaCsjn7TY</a>—@AthleticsCanada
"I was getting ready to make my move and there was a bit of a tussle [that] threw off my whole stride," Knight said. "I tried to finish strong but the guys got the best of me."
Jordan Young finishes 3rd in discus throw
Windsor, Ont., native Jordan Young placed third in the men's discus throw with a distance of 61.94m.
Young is attending the University of Virginia.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NCAATF?src=hash">#NCAATF</a> Discus: Jordan Young places 3rd with a best throw of 61.94m <a href="https://t.co/5zwvlzSMyA">pic.twitter.com/5zwvlzSMyA</a>—@AthleticsCanada