Several of the world’s brightest track and field stars convened at Stanford for the 43rd annual Prefontaine Classic (PreClassic) on Sunday. As the only Diamond League meet in North America, the PreClassic was moved out of its traditional home at the 99-year-old Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, due to Hayward’s reconstruction ahead of the 2020 Olympic Trials.
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.
Stanford track and field returns to Cobb Track and Angell Field on Friday for the fourth annual Cardinal Classic, the second of three home meets this season. The two-day meet plays host to 16 teams and several NCAA top-contenders. “We’re really fired up about what this meet has grown into over the last few years,”…
Watching the NBA, NFL and MLB is such a big part of American culture. In the US the same spirit for track and field is lacking. In response, TrackTown USA launched its second annual Summer Series with the first meet held at Stanford’s Cobb Track and Angell Field on Thursday, June 29.