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Women’s and men’s cross country have strong performances despite missing key runners

The No. 9 Stanford women’s cross country team took home fourth place out of 45 teams at the Pre-National Invitational in Louisville, Kentucky — collegiate cross-country’s biggest weekend for regular-season competition — this past weekend. Junior Vanessa Fraser, running for the first time in a competitive race in Stanford’s No. 1 spot, placed 26th with…

Track blog: Running up on NCAA Regionals

The Stanford track and field program will send 33 athletes to the NCAA West Regionals, which begin Thursday in soggy Austin, Texas. In order to advance to the NCAA championship meet in Eugene, Oregon, individuals and relays must finish in the top 12. Here is the event-by-event breakdown for the Cardinal: Sprints/Hurdles Junior 400-meter specialist Kristyn…

Track blog: Payton Jordan Invitational

Saturday’s Payton Jordan Invitational once again lived up to its billing as one of the most competitive track and field meetings on American soil, with professional, Stanford and collegiate athletes from across the country throwing down remarkable performances on Cobb Track. By the end of the long night — the last event began shortly before…