The Cardinal had an amazing year in the 2018-19 calendar. Trying to describe all the incredible moments would take too long to do, so The Daily Sports Staff give their favorite moments of the past year.
To ‘little’ surprise, senior Mackenzie Little claimed her second consecutive javelin title in the third day of the outdoor NCAA Track and Field Championships. A few hours later, fifth-year senior Steven Fahy concluded his college career with a national title of his own, winning the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase in dramatic fashion after falling over the final barrier.
Fourteen athletes will have the honor of representing Stanford track and field at the outdoor NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas from Wednesday to Saturday. Several graduating veterans, such as Harrison Williams, Mackenzie Little and Grant Fisher, will be looking to add to their collection of NCAA titles, while sophomore Jess Lawson and fifth-year senior Abbie McNulty are among some making their outdoor NCAA debut.
Track and field will be represented by 14 athletes at the NCAA Championships June 5-8. Thirteen of those individuals solidified their trip to Austin, Texas at the three-day NCAA West Regionals in Sacramento Thursday to Saturday.
Competing for bids to the NCAA Championships, Stanford track and field will be represented by 30 individuals and one relay team at the three-day NCAA West Preliminary Round on Thursday at Sacramento State.
The 2019 indoor track and field season saw one of Stanford’s strongest performances in recent years, with seven new school records and numerous top-three NCAA finishes. Fifth-year senior Harrison Williams claimed his first NCAA heptathlon title, becoming the first male athlete to win an NCAA multi-event title in program history.
Stanford track and field heads to the Pac-12 Championships at Roy P. Drachman Stadium in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday and Sunday.
In the presence of Olympians and world-record holders, Stanford excelled at the 24th Payton Jordan Invitational on Thursday night. Sophomore Connor Lane and junior Alex Ostberg each broke their personal bests in the men’s 5,000 meters by 17 seconds in one of their strongest showings of the year. Stanford now has six athletes under 13:50 at the distance.