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NCAA Track & Field Championships: Stanford’s Grant Fisher takes 5K title

Jun 9, 2017

The men’s NCAA Track & Field Championships saw competition wrap up on Friday night as individuals were crowned national champions and Florida took home the team title.

Men’s 5000m: Stanford’s Grant Fisher was grinning ear-to-ear as he won his first NCAA title with a time of 14:35.60. The sophomore used a strong 300m to stay with the lead runner and to close out for the win.

Colorado’s Joe Klecker (14:38.03) and John Dressel (14:38.40) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, to both collect First Team All-America honors. Their teammate Zach Perrin finished 11th in 14:41.50, while UCLA’s Daniel De La Torre ran a 14:43.49 for 14th.

Men’s 4x100: The quartet from Oregon of Damarcus Simpson, Kyree King, Julius Shellmire and Marcus Chambers set the school record, posting a time of 38.81 to finish sixth.

Men’s 1500m: Colorado’s Ben Saarel earned the third All-America honor of his career after placing eighth in the metric mile in a time of 3:44.78. His eighth-place finish gives him First Team All-America recognition and collected a point for the Buffs.

3000m Steeplechase: Arizona’s Bailey Roth earned Second Team All-America honors with his 11th place steeple finish, 8:48.70.

Men's 110H: USC’s Marquis Morris secured three points in the high hurdles and First Team All-America honors with his 13.75 sixth-place finish.

100m: Oregon’s Kyree King placed the highest for a Duck in the 100-meter dash since 1970, placing fourth with a time of 10.20 to collect first team honors and five points for the host Ducks.

400: USC’s freshman Michael Norman placed fourth in 44.88 for five points for the Trojans, while Oregon’s Marcus Chambers placed sixth in 45.28 for three points.

400H: UCLA’s Rai Benjamin got edged at the tape to take second in 48.33 for eight points. Florida senior Eric Futch took the title in 48.32.

200m: Mirroring his 100m performance, Oregon’s Kyree King placed fourth with a time of 20.61. King would account for 10 of Oregon’s 19.5 points today.

Men’s High Jump: Arizona freshman Justice Summerset cleared 2.18m (7-1¾) to haul in First Team All-America honors his rookie season.

Men’s Triple Jump: USC junior Eric Sloan leaped to a distance of 15.62m (51-3) for 16th place.

Men’s Discus: Arizona State’s Kyle Long placed eighth with a toss of 58.09m (190-7) to collect a point for the Sun Devils. Oregon’s Ryan Hunter-Simms placed 20th with a distance of 53.07m (174-1).

Team Scores:

Place Team Points
1 Florida 61.5
2 Texas A&M 59.5
3 Virginia 36
4 Arkansas 33
5 Auburn 24
6 Georgia 22.5
7 LSU 20
7 Tennessee 20
9 Oregon 19.5
10 Alabama 19
11 Kansas 18.5
12 Georgetown 18
12 Houston 18
14 Tulsa 16
14 N. Carolina A&T 16
14 Ole Miss 16
17 Iowa 15
17 Akron 15
17 Texas Tech 15
20 Penn State 14
20 USC 14