Canada's Justyn Knight finishes 2nd in 5,000 at NCAA championship
No. 1-ranked Syracuse senior less than a second behind winner from Stanford
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.
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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.