With a final-lap push, Lewiston native Isaiah Harris finished second in the men’s 800-meter run final at the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships on Sunday in Spokane, Washington.

Isaiah Harris runs across the walking bridge between Lewiston and Auburn on Jan. 6 while being photographed for a story by Seattle-based running shoe and apparel company Brooks. Harris qualified for the upcoming world championships with a runner-up finish at the US indoor championships.  Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

With his runner-up finish, the 2015 Lewiston High School grad qualified for the World Athletics Indoor Championships, to be held March 11-13 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Harris finished the four-lap race in a season-best 1:46.30, one second back of winner Bryce Hoppel.

He was running in fourth place heading into the final lap, then surged to second on the back stretch of the 200-meter track.

“I was just trying to stay relaxed, stay confident in myself that I could catch those guys,” Harris told NBC Sports in a television interview after the race. “I kind of smelled blood, saw them tightening up a little bit, and just decided to make that move.”

Harris added in the interview, standing next to Hoppel, that the duo will be heading to the world championships looking to “win some medals.”

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