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Sean McGorty
Position: Distances
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
High School: Chantilly
Major: undeclared

* Two-time All-America *

Career Bests (thru 2015 indoors):

• 5,000 Meters: 13:37.64
• 1,500: 3:44.82
• Mile: 3:59.34i
• 3,000: 7:54.68i
• Two Mile: 8:45.61

Record Book:

3,000: 10th
DMR: 5th

At Stanford:

• Earned All-America honors by placing 20th at the 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championships ... ran sub-4:00 mile in his first collegiate race.

2015 Season:

• Ran a sub-4:00 mile in his first collegiate race, running 3:59.34 to finish third at the UW Indoor Classic, behind only Olympians Matthew Centrowitz and Cam Levins.
• Became the 426th American to run a sub-4:00 mile.
• Ran only two individual races all season, finishing ninth in the 3,000 at the Husky Classic in 7:54.68.
• Earned second-team All-America honors by anchoring Stanford's distance medley relay team to 10th place (9:50.50) at the NCAA Championships.
• Anchored Stanford to second in the DMR at the Alex Wilson Invite at Notre Dame (9:29.34).

2014 Season:

Redshirted, but competed and excelled in several races while running unattached.
• Won the Brutus Hamilton Invitational mile in 4:00.35, a PR by four seconds.
• Ran 13:37.64, which would have been second only to Chris Derrick among Stanford freshmen if not redshirting.
• The time placed him sixth in the Payton Jordan 'B' race on his fast 5,000.
• It was his first 5,000 race on the track.
• Ran 1,500 PR of 3:44.82 while placing second in the second section of the Stanford Invitational.


Finished second in the invitational 3,000 (7:59.11) at the UW Invitational while running unattached.


Won the North American, Central American, and Caribbean junior cross country title and led the U.S. team to victory on Feb. 22, 2014, at Mount Irvine, Tobago.

Cross Country:

• Placed 20th at the 2014 NCAA Championships in only his second race of the seaon.
• Helped Stanford to a second-place finish.
• Won the 2-14 U.S. junior national championship while leading Stanford to a 1-2-3 sweep of the 8K race (24:44) at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Colo.
• Ran four meets for Stanford in 2013, finishing fifth overall and No. 1 for team in his debut race, at the Pre-Nationals.
• Ran No. 4 for Stanford at the West Regional (12th place) and NCAA Championship meets.
• Earned 2013 All-West Region honors.

High School:

• Won the 2013 New Balance Outdoor Championships with a state record 8:45.61 for two miles in Greensboro, N.C.
• Led wire to wire to win by nearly seven seconds.
• It was the second-fastest two-mile in the country in 2013.
• Won every cross-country race in 2012, except for a runner-up finish in the Foot Locker nationals in San Diego.
• Among his victories was a state-meet record 14:47 over 5K to win the Virginia Group AAA title.
• Repeated as the Virginia 3A champion in the 3,200.
• Followed his 9:05.51 title-winning run in 2012 with 8:58.02 victory in 2013.
• Ran 4:04.47 to set a Penn Relays high school mile record.
• It was the No. 3 mile in the country in 2013.
• Fourth at the 2013 U.S. junior nationals in the 1,500, in 3:49.26.


Son of Kevin and Vicki McGorty, who both competed in track and field at North Carolina.
• Father was a three-time Atlantic Coast Conference decathlon champ and competed in the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Trials.
• Father coaches the multis, pole vault, and high jump at George Mason University.
• Mother is the former Vicki Verinder.
• Sean has younger brothers Ryan and Brandon.
• Grandfather, Donald McGorty, competed in basketball and track at Manhattan College.
• Uncles Chris and Dennis McGorty were collegiate track athletes at Maryland and North Carolina, respectively.