Stanford's Sean McGorty and Grant Fisher placed second and sixth, respectively, in the men's 5,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at Hayward Field.
McGorty, a sophomore in eligibility, ran 13:26.10 to finish within a half-second of Oregon's 15-time NCAA champion Edward Cheserek in a much closer race than many anticipated. Fisher, a freshman, ran 13:30.13 and closed fast throughout the final laps.
Fisher's time was the third-fastest ever by an American junior (19 and under), passing the likes of Galen Rupp, Gerry Lindgren, and even McGorty to jump from No. 8 on the all-time list.
McGorty ties his best-ever NCAA finish. He also was second to Cheserek in the NCAA Indoor 3,000 final.
Most of the women's finals will take place Saturday.