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Cross Country: Card faces final test at NCAAs

For the past four years, senior Chris Derrick’s dream has been to help his men’s cross country team win an NCAA championship. After three top-10 finishes for the team–both of which came with the Cardinal entering the championship meet ranked No. 1 in the country and included top-seven finishes for Derrick–it’s now or never for the Naperville, Ill. native who will lead No. 6 Stanford into battle on Monday against one of the strongest fields in recent years in Terre Haute, Ind.

Cross Country: Derrick, Kroeger lead comeback over UCLA

With clear skies and temperatures around 80 degrees, conditions were perfect as the men’s and women’s cross country teams opened their respective seasons at home on Saturday morning at the Stanford Invitational. With a little help from All-Americans Chris Derrick and Kathy Kroeger, both Cardinal teams kicked off the year in style, sweeping both the individual and team titles.