By Jose Saldana
Stanford track and field will not have to travel far for the NCAA West Preliminary Round beginning on May 24.
The three-day event will be hosted in Sacramento, CA and only the top-12 placers will earn themselves in the NCAA Championships, which will be hosted in Eugene, OR.
In USTFCCCA rankings, the Cardinal women are ranked sixth and the men are ranked 31st. The women will have 23 individuals participate in competitions, while the men will have 15.
Ten of the individuals are on the All-American first team, including junior Mackenzie Little, who is a two-time Pac-12 javelin champion and is expected to take the javelin competition in the prelims.
The field events will begin at noon on each day, while the running events begin on 4:30 p.m. PT on the first two days and 6 p.m. PT on the final day.
Contact Jose Saldana at jsaldana ‘at’ stanford.edu.