After 13 years at the University of Tennessee and five at the University of Connecticut (UConn), J.J. Clark has been tapped as Stanford’s next Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field, Athletics Director Bernard Muir announced on Thursday.
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.
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.
Producing a combined 11 first-team All-Americans, Stanford men’s and women’s track and field team competed at the NCAA Indoor Championships at Texas A&M on Friday and Saturday.
Led by a first place performance from junior Grant Fisher, Stanford men’s cross country won its first Pac-12 Cross Country Championship since 2010 as the women’s team placed third in Friday’s race in Springfield, Oregon.
Fisher recorded his first individual Pac-12 title after finishing runner-up last year to former Oregon runner Edward Cheserek, who won this race the last four years. Fisher’s time of 23:44.9 on the 8k course marks nearly a 30 second improvement from last year.
Five Stanford track and field athletes qualified for the National Championships after top-12 performances at the NCAA West Preliminaries on Saturday. The National meet will be held at the University of Oregon on June 7 – 10.
Stanford men’s and women’s track and field placed 10th and seventh respectively in the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships this past weekend in Oregon. The highlight of the championship weekend for the Cardinal was sophomore Grant Fisher’s victory in the men’s 1,500 meter as he became only the ninth individual in Stanford history to win a distance event at the conference championship and the first 1,500 champion since 2008.
This Friday, Stanford will host the Payton Jordan Invitational, an event known both for excellence in distance running and for a myriad track and field events, for the 22nd time. The meet, held at the Cobb Track and Angell Field, will commence at 11:30 a.m. with the discus throw and will continue on throughout the day. With…