Fiona O’Keeffe, Ella Donaghu and Jess Lawson finished 1-2-3 at the Pac-12 Championships on Friday, earning No. 2 Stanford women’s cross country its first conference title since 2010.
Stanford cross country will compete at the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships on Friday in Monmouth, Oregon. The men’s team, tied for No. 3 in the nation, will have an opportunity to claim its third-straight Pac-12 title, while the No. 2 women’s team searches for its first conference crown since 2010.
Stanford cross country ran away with a pair of second place finishes in arguably the most the most competitive meet outside of championship racing on Friday. Held in Verona, Wisconsin, the Nuttycombe Invitational played host to 20 of the top 30 programs in the country, including six of the top 10 teams for both men and women.
After a month of being away from the racing scene, Stanford cross country will return to action on Friday with the Nuttycombe Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin.
Stanford cross country opened the 2019 season right where it left off, running competitively against some of the strongest teams in the country. At the season-opening John McNichols Invitational in Indiana on Saturday, both the men’s and women’s teams finished second, taking down top ranked programs.
The 2019 season begins Saturday with the John McNichols Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana, marking the first competition under recently-appointed head coach J.J. Clark.
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.
On the final day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships, the Stanford women’s team finished 10th overall behind behind top-eight finishes from a pair of juniors. Ella Donaghu finished sixth in the 1,500 meters, while Fiona O’Keeffe placed seventh in the 5,000 meters to earn Stanford its only points of the day.