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Sean McGorty
Position: Distances
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
High School: Chantilly

Career Bests (thru end of 2014 collegiate season):

1,500: 3:44.82
5,000: 13:37.64
Mile: 4:00.35
3,000: 7:59.11i
Two Mile: 8:45.61

2014 Season: Outdoors - 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. Indoors -- Finished second in the invitational 3,000 (7:59.11) at the UW Invitational while running unattached.

International: 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: 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. ... 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 ... ran four meets for Stanford, 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 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 FootLocker 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.

Personal: 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.

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