Competing for bids to the NCAA Championships, Stanford track and field will be represented by 30 individuals and one relay team at the three-day NCAA West Preliminary Round on Thursday at Sacramento State.
The 2019 indoor track and field season saw one of Stanford’s strongest performances in recent years, with seven new school records and numerous top-three NCAA finishes. Fifth-year senior Harrison Williams claimed his first NCAA heptathlon title, becoming the first male athlete to win an NCAA multi-event title in program history.
In the team’s 25th consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships last fall, men’s cross country placed fifth as a team behind a second-place finish from senior All-American Grant Fisher, capping off a consistent season for the Cardinal.
In her final season of collegiate eligibility, fifth-year senior Elise Cranny led the women’s cross country team to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships last fall. The 2018 campaign was marked by growth, particularly within the underclassmen ranks, and displayed the strength and depth of a relative young team.
Despite a three-hour lightning delay on the opening night of the two-day Pac-12 Track and Field Championships in Tucson, Arizona, fifth-year Steven Fahy and senior Mackenzie Little repeated as individual conference champions.
Stanford track and field heads to the Pac-12 Championships at Roy P. Drachman Stadium in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday and Sunday.
In the presence of Olympians and world-record holders, Stanford excelled at the 24th Payton Jordan Invitational on Thursday night. Sophomore Connor Lane and junior Alex Ostberg each broke their personal bests in the men’s 5,000 meters by 17 seconds in one of their strongest showings of the year. Stanford now has six athletes under 13:50 at the distance.
Several Olympians and world-record holders converge on Cobb Track and Field for the 24th Payton Jordan Invitational on Thursday night. The meet, which marks the final home meet of the year for Stanford track and field, also welcomes five All-American alums back to The Farm.