After back-to-back NCAA runner-up finishes to Cheserek, there is an obvious parallel between McGorty and Chris Derrick, who never won an NCAA title, but often finished runner-up to Lawi Lalang.
McGorty: “The longer you wait, the easier it’s going to be for Ches ... You can’t be intimidated by him. You have to run your own race. This time, he only pulled away in the last 100, and maybe that’s all he needed to do. But I’m trying to get closer and closer. Hopefully, at some point, I’ll be able to finish right next to him. The pressure is still on him to always win. It’s up to me to do what I can to disrupt that. Next year, he’ll be healthier, but I’ll continue to get better under Coach Milt’s training.”
The 3000 has Matthew Centrowitz, Lawi Lalang, Stephen Sambu Cam Levins Trevor Dunbar and Hassan Mead. Eric Jenkins vs Ben Blankenship in the 1500, Andrew Wheating in the 800, and Shannon Rowbury, Treniere Moser and Geena Gall in the women's 800.
*Allyson Felix Vs Jenna Prandini And English Gardner In The 60m
*Full Meet Entries
Lalang is training with long distance road studs Eliud Kipchoge, Geoffrey Kamworor, Emmanuel Mutai and Brimin Kipruto, but is still focused on the 1500 to 5000.
The action on Friday night should be riveting and we break it down for you. Plus an American has never won a DL 5000 and we guarantee that streak will continue.
Top Africans include Yenew Alamirew, Edwin Soi, Isiah Koech and Lawi Lalang. American Ryan Hill is also in the field.
After some recent struggles, can Nick Symmonds return to form? What about Galen Rupp, Cam Levins and the NOP? Are former NCAA stars Andrew Wheating and Robby Andrews back? The highlight is an incredibly deep 1,500 which contains former NCAA champs Wheating, Andrews, Leo Manzano, Mac Fleet, Nate Brannen and a slew of others.
Track fans, this one is loaded with former NCAA stars. That's the good news. The bad news is you gotta choose, this or Mayweather - Pacquiao. More bad news, HSer Grant Fisher might go sub-4 but it won't count - unless Stanford changes from a 1,500 to a mile in the next 24 hours.
True faces Sam Chelanga, Stephen Sambu and Lawi Lalang while Huddle is up against BAAA Distance Medley champ Mamitu Daska.
Dibaba just missed the WR and Lagat came up short in his AR attempt in 3rd.