On Friday morning, the top cross country programs on the west coast showed down in Sacramento, Calif., for the NCAA Division I West Regionals. The west coast is notorious for being home to some of the top talent across the country and this year’s race did not disappoint.
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.
Stanford’s men’s and women’s cross country teams each placed fourth on Saturday at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, marking the first time since 2006 that both teams have placed on the podium.
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.
After the No. 6 Cardinal men placed fourth and the No. 14 women finished eighth at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitation earlier this month, both Stanford cross-country teams will head up to the Springfield Golf Club in Eugene, Oregon, to toe the line at Friday’s Pac-12 Cross Country Championships.
Led by a runner-up performance from junior Grant Fisher, the No. 4 Cardinal men’s cross country placed fourth as the No. 5 women finished eighth at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday morning.
Despite sitting part of their strongest runners, Stanford men’s and women’s cross country equally succeeded in Oregon this Friday, both claiming second place of the Bill Dellinger invitational.
Stanford men’s and women’s cross country placed second and fifth, respectively, in the NCAA Nationals last Saturday in Terre-Haute, Indiana for the final cross country race of the season. This race marked the tenth time both teams have finished in the top five, and four Stanford runners (senior Sean McGorty and sophomore Grant Fisher for the men, and freshmen…