For the second year in a row, a member of Stanford’s women’s cross-country team claimed the individual Pac-12 title. Junior Aisling Cuffe continued her stellar… Continue Reading »
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.
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 Saturday, the Bay Area rivals will face off at Stanford’s Cobb Track and Angell Field. At risk is not only the pride of both teams but also many long-standing Big Meet records.
Stanford junior Michael Atchoo set a new school and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) record in the mile to lead the Cardinal men’s track and field team to a fifth-place finish at the MPSF championships. The women finished fourth.
Last Saturday, the Cardinal cross country teams finished their seasons at the NCAA Championship in Louisville, with the No. 3 men faltered a bit en route to a 16th place finish, and the No. 4 women finding their way back to the podium with a third-place effort.
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.
Stanford’s cross country teams went into Madison on Friday with high hopes for one of the largest meets of the season, the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational. The deep field included six top-10 teams for both the men and women–overall, 20 women’s teams were ranked, along with 19 on the men’s side. In addition, the No. 8 Cardinal men had to race against top-ranked Wisconsin, which was down two top runners, and the No. 7 Cardinal women competed against Pac-12 rivals No. 2 Arizona and No. 3 Washington.