Pride and glory will be on the line Saturday as Stanford track and field hosts rival Cal in the 125th Big Meet. In a meet that traditionally comes down to the final events, recent history favors the Cardinal as the men will be looking for their third victory in four years, while the women seek their fourth consecutive win.
At the 44th annual Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday, senior Mackenzie Little broke a 10-year old meet record in the javelin, while sophomores Ashlan Best and Aria Small set personal bests in sprints and triple jump, respectively.
The outdoor track and field season kicks off on Friday with the two-day Hornet Invitational at Sacramento State. Stanford will be represented by a mix of throwers, jumpers and sprinters including a number of notable veterans and freshman standouts.
On the second day of his campus visit, Alvarado addressed a packed room at the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, where he discussed his plan to decarbonize Costa Rica by 2050, making the country effectively 100 percent reliant on renewable energy sources.
Stanford men’s basketball is scheduled to play in the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic next season in Kansas City, Missouri. The Cardinal will be joined by Butler, Missouri and Oklahoma for the two-day tournament at Kansas City’s Sprint Center on Nov. 25-26.
Harrison Williams claimed the NCAA heptathlon title, becoming the first Cardinal male to win an NCAA multi-event title in program history, while Fiona O’Keeffe, Grant Fisher and Lena Giger all finished in the top three in their respective events.
Eight Stanford track athletes will represent the Cardinal this weekend at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama. Hosted at the Birmingham CrossPlex, the two-day national championship welcomes only the top 16 individuals and 12 fastest relay teams in each event.
The young talent of Stanford men’s basketball (15-13, 8-8 Pac-12) was on display Thursday night as the Cardinal blew past Washington State (11-17, 4-11 Pac-12) with a final score of 98-50, notching their sixth-straight victory over the Cougars to bring the all-time record to 79-60 in the Cardinal’s favor.