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.
In her final season of collegiate eligibility, fifth-year senior Elise Cranny led the women’s cross country team to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships last fall. The 2018 campaign was marked by growth, particularly within the underclassmen ranks, and displayed the strength and depth of a relative young team.
The men’s and women’s cross country teams, both ranked fifth in the country, will compete at the Pre-Nationals Invitational on the NCAA championship course in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday, Oct. 13. Both teams will toe-line against some of the top teams in the nation, offering a glimpse of what the competition and field could look like at the NCAA Division I National Championship race at the end of the season.
Stanford’s men’s and women’s cross country teams each placed fourth on Saturday at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, marking the first time since 2006 that both teams have placed on the podium.
Both Stanford No. 4 men’s and No. 7 women’s cross country will compete in the NCAA championship this Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky. This is the 24th straight year that both team make an appearance in the race, after the women got an automatic bid after the NCAA regionals on Friday and the men earned an at-large bid.
Stanford’s No. 4 men’s and No. 7 women’s cross country teams will compete at the NCAA West Regionals championships Friday morning in Seattle, Washington.
Led by a first place performance from junior Grant Fisher, Stanford men’s cross country won its first Pac-12 Cross Country Championship since 2010 as the women’s team placed third in Friday’s race in Springfield, Oregon.
Fisher recorded his first individual Pac-12 title after finishing runner-up last year to former Oregon runner Edward Cheserek, who won this race the last four years. Fisher’s time of 23:44.9 on the 8k course marks nearly a 30 second improvement from last year.
After the No. 6 Cardinal men placed fourth and the No. 14 women finished eighth at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitation earlier this month, both Stanford cross-country teams will head up to the Springfield Golf Club in Eugene, Oregon, to toe the line at Friday’s Pac-12 Cross Country Championships.