Stanford cross country will host its only home meet of the season at the Stanford Golf Course for the 40th annual Stanford Invitational on Saturday morning. Almost 2,800 of the West Coast’s best high school runners and over 500 collegiate runners will compete in 14 races throughout the morning.
On Friday, the Cardinal men and women kept their seasons alive at the NCAA West Regional in Seattle, Washington. To qualify for the national championships, teams had to place in the top two slots at their regional meet or hope for one of the thirteen at-large bids. Stanford left nothing to chance, winning the men’s race and finishing as the runner-up in the women’s event.
The Pac-12 Championship brought out the best in both Stanford cross country teams on Saturday, as they scored 82 points each to earn top-three finishes at the Robinson Ranch Golf Course in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Five individual titles highlighted a successful trip to the Pac-12 Championships for the Stanford track and field teams. The women placed second while the men tied for fifth, as host Oregon swept both titles.
With the cross country season finished just a week ago, the Stanford teams were well-represented on the Pac-12 All-Academic teams. Leading the way were senior Chris Derrick and redshirt junior Miles Unterreiner, who were two of the 10 runners selected for the men’s first team
Eleven Cardinal track athletes earned spots on the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team, while junior Amaechi Morton was named the Outdoor Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Division I.