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Stanford Cross-Country sweeps 44th Stanford Invitational

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.

Fisher, men’s cross country champions, women place third

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.

Record-breaking weekend for track and field

While last weekend’s track and field meets may not have counted on paper, the Cardinal men and women continued to establish themselves as national contenders in numerous events. The team competed at the Stanford Twilight on Friday and the Michael Johnson Invitational at Baylor on Saturday, with record-breaking successes occurring at both meets. The Stanford Twilight primarily…