This past weekend, Stanford track and field adopted the motto “divide and conquer” as it split to compete in two different meets. Twenty distance runners… Continue Reading »
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.
In a result that surprised very few, the men’s and women’s cross country teams both won the team races at the Stanford Invitational last weekend, setting the tone for what each hopes is a return to the podium at the NCAA Championships in November.
For the past four years, senior Chris Derrick’s dream has been to help his men’s cross country team win an NCAA championship. After three top-10 finishes for the team–both of which came with the Cardinal entering the championship meet ranked No. 1 in the country and included top-seven finishes for Derrick–it’s now or never for the Naperville, Ill. native who will lead No. 6 Stanford into battle on Monday against one of the strongest fields in recent years in Terre Haute, Ind.