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Canadian Justyn Knight places 3rd in NCAA 5,000m final

June 10, 2017 3:47 AM
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Canadian Justyn Knight places 3rd in NCAA 5,000m final

Syracuse student led until final leg

Toronto's Justyn Knight finished third in the 5,000-metre event at the NCAA Division I Championships in Eugene, Oregon on Friday.

Knight posted a time of 14 minutes, 36.23 seconds, while first-place runner Grant Fisher was less than a second ahead, at 14:35.60. In second place was the University of Arkansas' Jack Bruce, who finished with a time of 14:35.88.

Knight - a student at Syracuse University in his third year of a scholarship - cited contact with 400m remaining that threw off his stride.

"I was getting ready to make my move and there was a bit of a tussle [that] threw off my whole stride," Knight said. "I tried to finish strong but the guys got the best of me."

Windsor, Ont., native Jordan Young placed third in the men's discus throw with a distance of 61.94m.


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