The 6-foot-6, 170-pound senior won the 800-meter run and 1,600 at the Group 6A state meet for a second straight year this spring, leading the Chargers to a 10th-place finish as a team. McGorty's top 800 time of 1:48.71 at the Group 6A North Region meet ranked as the nation's No. 2 performance among prep competitors in 2017 at the time of his selection. In March, he set a state record in the 800 at New Balance Nationals Indoor with a time of 1:50.29, which ranks No. 6 in prep history. The 2017 Washington Post All-Met Indoor and Outdoor Runner of the Year, he concluded his high school running career with 12 state titles.
McGorty has maintained a 3.82 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at Stanford University beginning this fall.
McGorty has volunteered locally as a youth track coach and elementary school teacher's aide. He has also donated his time as part of multiple community-service initiatives through the Chantilly High National Honor Society. "Brandon McGorty is a quality athlete that strives to win in every competition he enters," said Kelly Deegan, head coach of Westfield High. "I can't imagine a more talented, dedicated and successful athlete."