On Friday morning, the No. 4 Stanford men’s and No. 6 women’s cross country teams race an 8k and 6k respectively on Stanford Golf Course in the Pac-12 Conference Championships with the men looking to defend their title as champions and the women seeking their first conference championship since 2010.
In a race that came down to the final strides, the 2017 NCAA outdoor 5,000-meter champion Grant Fisher won the Pre-National Invitational at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course in Wisconsin leading the No. 5 Cardinal men (82) to a second place finish behind No. 1 Northern Arizona (41). The women, led by fifth-year Elise Cranny and junior Fiona O’Keefe, placed fourth and fifth, respectively, enroute to a third place finish for the No. 5 Cardinal women (129) behind No. 3 New Mexico (67) and No. 10 Michigan (120).
The men’s and women’s cross country teams, both ranked fifth in the country, will compete at the Pre-Nationals Invitational on the NCAA championship course in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday, Oct. 13. Both teams will toe-line against some of the top teams in the nation, offering a glimpse of what the competition and field could look like at the NCAA Division I National Championship race at the end of the season.
Stanford’s men’s and women’s cross country teams swept this past weekend at the 44th Stanford Invitational on Saturday. After a year hiatus, the invitational welcomed nearly 4,000 runners to the Stanford Golf Course, home of this year’s course. In a meet that comprised high school and collegiate races, Stanford’s men’s and women’s team placed atop ranked NCAA competition.
Stanford’s men’s and women’s cross country teams each placed fourth on Saturday at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, marking the first time since 2006 that both teams have placed on the podium.
Both Stanford No. 4 men’s and No. 7 women’s cross country will compete in the NCAA championship this Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky. This is the 24th straight year that both team make an appearance in the race, after the women got an automatic bid after the NCAA regionals on Friday and the men earned an at-large bid.
After a third place finish from the men and a second place finish from the women at Friday’s NCAA West Regionals, both Stanford cross-country teams will represent the Cardinal at the NCAA Cross-Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, this Saturday, Nov. 18.
Stanford’s No. 4 men’s and No. 7 women’s cross country teams will compete at the NCAA West Regionals championships Friday morning in Seattle, Washington.