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Record-breaking weekend for track and field

While last weekend’s track and field meets may not have counted on paper, the Cardinal men and women continued to establish themselves as national contenders in numerous events. The team competed at the Stanford Twilight on Friday and the Michael Johnson Invitational at Baylor on Saturday, with record-breaking successes occurring at both meets. The Stanford Twilight primarily…

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…

A runner’s recap: The Stanford Invitational

Extending their dominance on the Stanford golf course, both Stanford cross country teams emerged victorious at their home invitational on Saturday. After seeing their 19-year Stanford Invitational winning streak snapped last year at the hands of Washington State, the Cardinal men reasserted themselves over the weekend, defeating Division II power Chico State by five points…

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…

The body issue: Why athletes feel the squeeze

Within a campus culture that emphasizes physical fitness and activity, one subset of the campus population faces added pressures to maintain a physical form at a higher level: student-athletes.

With demands to perform for the most successful athletic program in the country, some Stanford student-athletes find themselves concerned with body image issues. And some of these student athletes raise concerns about the culture of eating disorders and the resources and support provided by the University and athletic department to deal with them.