Schaaf lowered her PR to 15:52.74, finishing just behind Tara Quinn-Smith who won in 15:50.35. Quinn-Smith has won multiple Canada national titles in the 10k and marathon and is 10 years older than Schaaf. Third-place went to Danette Doetzel, who won the 10,000-meters at the NCAA Chamiponships earlier this month running for Providence.
Fellow Canadian Husky Anita Campbell (Vancouver, B.C.) was sixth in the same 5k final, running 16:21.17. Campbell just earned her first track All-American at the NCAA Championships as she placed third in the 10,000-meter final won by Doetzel.
Husky pole vaulter Ryan Vu, who has dual citizenship, qualified for the finals by clearing 4.60m (15-1) Friday night.
The Canadian Track & Field Championships continue until Sunday. Action can be viewed on CBC Sports and on cbcsports.ca.
NOTE: The University of Washington and Athletics Canada contributed to this report.