Youth was served in the 800, 1500 and 5000 as three massive, young talents got the wins. In the 800, freshman Emmanuel Korir of UTEP lived up to the hype. In the 1500, sophomore Josh Kerr of New Mexico was able to hold off a challenge from Ole Miss's Craig Engels in the 1500, and sophomore Grant Fisher of Stanford won his first NCAA title in a tactical 5000. Fisher is the first American underclassman (freshman or sophomore) to win the 5000 in 28 years. In the steeplechase, senior Edwin Kibichiy PRd to get the win.
The men's 1,500 is totally stacked (Penn State's Brannon Kidder and Oregon's Blake Haney are among the other contenders) while a resurgent Donavan Brazier could threaten in the 800. Mason Ferlic of Michigan is the favorite in the steeple.