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.
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.
Stanford track and field closed the first portion of its season at the NCAA Indoor Championships with top-10 finishes from Harrison Williams, Vanessa Fraser and the women’s distance medley relay team.
The Stanford men’s cross country team exploded onto the national scene with the full speed of its roster for the first time this Friday, earning second place at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational. On Saturday, the women’s team traveled to Indiana for the Pre-National Invitational and placed sixth.
This weekend marks the first time the Stanford Cross Country team will really flex its muscles on the national competition scene in 2016, as the Cardinal men compete at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday and the women take on Pre-Nationals on Saturday.
For the past 43 years, Stanford has invited more than three thousand runners from college and high school brackets to compete in various distances on the Stanford golf course in the fall. Hosting the Stanford Invitational is a tradition for the Stanford cross country program — arguably, winning the Invitational has become a tradition as well.…