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.”
Among their distance qualifiers were Aisling Cuffe (5K), Sean McGorty (5K), Grant Fisher (5K), and Elise Cranny (1500).
Izaic Yorks ran 3:39.14 to beat a solid 1500 field with Matthew Maton 2nd (3:39.97), Sam Prakel 3rd and Sean McGorty 5th. Elise Cranny took the women's 1500 in 4:17, Raevyn Rogers dominated the 800 in 2:02.41 and in Cheserek's absence Colby Gilbert won the 5K in 13:35 over Morgan Pearson (13:36).
Brandon McBride (800), Courtney Frerichs (steeple), Dominque Scott (10K), Sean McGorty (5K) and Futsum Zienasellassie (10K) highlighted the distance events.
Kidder ran 3:40.11 to beat Joshua Thompson, Sean McGorty, David Elliott and Grant Fisher.
*Full Results Georgetown's Joseph White ran 1:46.67 to beat Isaiah Harris while Cristian Soratos was 4th (1:49.66). On the women's side Maggie Vessey (2:02.18) took the 800 while Fresno State's Annemarie Schwanz (4:14.89) won the 1500.
The Stanford men rallied over the final 4-events from being down by 15-points to get their first win at the meet in 4-years. Stanford went 1-3 in the 1500 with Sean McGorty (3:42), Thomas Coyle and Grant Fisher. Claudia Saunders took the 800 in 2:03.73. *Results
He ran the fastest mile indoors or out, but converted to the 1500 he's still behind a few guys.
Chris Miltenberg talks about the season, Sean McGorty's NCAA title potential and Grant Fisher's development. Says Elise Cranny is back from injury and training, but might not run indoors.
Sean McGorty won the individual race, beating an unattached Grant Fisher by 26-seconds.. North Dakota's Erin Teschuk won the women's race. *Results
*MB: GRANT FISHER unattached 2nd at stanford invitational!
Cal's Thomas Joyce won the 1500 in 3:39.43 over Sean McGorty (3:40.62). The women's race was won by Stanford's Jessica Tonn (4:18.28) with Elise Cranny 2nd (4:18.36). *Full Results