Hailing from the small town of Highland, Illinois, fifth-year senior Lena Giger recently concluded her collegiate career with a runner-up finish in the shot put at the indoor NCAA Track and Field Championships. Her throw of 58 feet, 8 and 1/2 inches earned her the indoor school record in shot put, moving her ahead of Jillian Camarena, a two-time Olympian and current school record holder in the outdoor equivalent.
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.
Harrison Williams claimed the NCAA heptathlon title, becoming the first Cardinal male to win an NCAA multi-event title in program history, while Fiona O’Keeffe, Grant Fisher and Lena Giger all finished in the top three in their respective events.
Eight Stanford track athletes will represent the Cardinal this weekend at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama. Hosted at the Birmingham CrossPlex, the two-day national championship welcomes only the top 16 individuals and 12 fastest relay teams in each event.
Stanford’s men’s and women’s track and field teams broke multiple records this past weekend at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championships in Seattle, WA, as the Cardinal sought last chance bids to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 8-9 in Birmingham, AL.
Fifth-year Harrison Williams begins competition in the two-day Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational today. The veteran will be vying for a ticket to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in the heptathlon event.
In the first collegiate indoor meet of the season, Stanford’s men’s and women’s track and field team boasted strong performances across various events at the UW Indoor meet in Seattle Washington, this past weekend.
The men’s and women’s indoor track and field season begins tomorrow with the UW Indoor Preview hosted by the University of Washington. Several veterans will embark on their final season at the farm, while eight Cardinals are expected to make their collegiate debuts.