When Stanford’s No. 13 men’s and No. 20 women’s cross country teams head to Louisville, Colo., for the Pac-12 Championships this weekend, they will be going up against some of the stiffest competition in the nation in a meet that features a field including four top-30 ranked men’s teams and six top-30 women’s teams.
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 Cardinal men and women will run for pride this weekend at the Robinson Ranch Golf Course in Santa Clarita, Calif. for the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships. The Cardinal will be looking to build on its success from two weeks ago at the Wisconsin Invite, as this competition is one of Stanford’s final two meets before the NCAA West Regional meet.
Cross Country: Stanford looks to bounce back at Regionals after falling short of conference championships
After coming up just short at the Pac-12 Championships two weeks ago, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will be looking to pick up the pace and qualify for the NCAA Championships tomorrow morning when they host the 2011 NCAA West Regional at the Stanford Golf Course.
While the football team continues to eat up headlines almost as fast as its running backs eat up yards, Stanford’s first Pac-12 title in any sport could very well come from the men’s and women’s cross country teams, which will take to the course tomorrow morning in Litchfield Park, Ariz. for the first-ever Pac-12 Championships.
The Cardinal men enter the race as the team to beat, but will have to battle adversity in order to have success this weekend. Stanford will be without veteran runners Brendan Gregg and Benjamin Johnson as they…
The Stanford men’s and women’s cross country teams look to build off team victories at the Stanford Invitational as the top runners head to Terre Haute, Ind. for the NCAA Pre-Nationals…