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.
True faces Sam Chelanga, Stephen Sambu and Lawi Lalang while Huddle is up against BAAA Distance Medley champ Mamitu Daska.
You'll be able to watch live on December 17th. The six finalists include Laura Roesler, Edward Cheserek and Lawi Lalang.
Sambu became the first person to run sub-14 on Long Island with 13:42, beating Lalang’s 14:03. Maegan Kritchin won the women’s race in 16:42. *Results *Sambu Raising Money For Clean Water In Kenya – Donate Here *Race Website
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Abdalaati Iguider won the 3000 in 7:34.99 over Thomas Longosiwa (7:35.28) as Lawi Lalang (7:36.44), Ryan Hill (7:38.64) and Lopez Lomong (7:39.81) were 3-5. Agatha Jeruto Kimaswai won the women's 800 in 1:59.51 as Habiba Ghribi got another steeple win in 9:21.73.
Silas Kiplgat vs Will Leer and Leo Manzano in the 1500, Ayanleh Souleiman vs Adam Kszczot and Taoufik Makloufi in the 800, Tunisia’s Olympic silver medallist Habiba Ghribi in the steeple, Belarus’ 1:58.15-woman Marina Arzamasava in the 800.
*Full Entries Also a 3000 with Lawi Lalang, Imane Merga, Thomas Longosiwa and Lopez Lomong, Ryan Hill and German Fernandez.
Andrew Bumbalough and German Fernandez were back in 3:44.
Men's candidates are Lawi Lalang, Edward Cheserek and Deon Lendore. Women's are Sharika Nelvis, Laura Roesler and Courtney Okolo.
Monday from 6:30PM to 8PM ET and Tuesday 4PM to 5:30PM ET. Will include interviews with some top athletes including Lawi Lalang and guests including Andrew Wheating and Sally Kipyego.
*Live Stream Link
Lalang beat Edward Cheserek to win the PAC 12 1500 title and also took the 5000, while Okolo set a collegiate 400m record (50.03) and Ekpone won three SEC titles.
"Just to go out in under 60 and get a feel for that will help me later on. I'm not very comfortable going out hard; I'd rather kind of sit back. So it's a good thing that 59 felt pretty comfortable today."
Mac Fleet vs Lawi Lalang in the 1500.
*Live Stream On PAC-12 Network
Lalang says he really wants to do this for his team and that it's something they first thought of when he was a sophomore, but held off until this year. Coach Li said, “If there is one person who could attempt it, even think about it, it’s Lawi Lalang,”
Cal beat Arizona State by only 3-points and their coach said the turning point in the meet was when Jordan Locklear got the surprise victory in the mile over Trevor Dunbar. Washington won the DMR in 9:31 while Lawi Lalang won the 5000 in 13:41 over Stanford's Joe Rosa (13:44).