The Cardinal will surely have an exciting weekend as the men’s and women’s track and field team heads to Seattle in full force for the University of Washington (UW) Invitational.
With a cross country Pac-12 title on the line, a pack of five men came storming into the final straightaway at the Stanford Golf Course Friday morning. The crowd roared as the men approached the finish line in full sprint, but it was the defending Pac-12 champion senior Grant Fisher who crossed the line first, claiming his second consecutive individual Pac-12 title and leading the men’s team to their second consecutive team title.
In a race that came down to the final strides, the 2017 NCAA outdoor 5,000-meter champion Grant Fisher won the Pre-National Invitational at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course in Wisconsin leading the No. 5 Cardinal men (82) to a second place finish behind No. 1 Northern Arizona (41). The women, led by fifth-year Elise Cranny and junior Fiona O’Keefe, placed fourth and fifth, respectively, enroute to a third place finish for the No. 5 Cardinal women (129) behind No. 3 New Mexico (67) and No. 10 Michigan (120).
Stanford’s men’s and women’s cross country teams swept this past weekend at the 44th Stanford Invitational on Saturday. After a year hiatus, the invitational welcomed nearly 4,000 runners to the Stanford Golf Course, home of this year’s course. In a meet that comprised high school and collegiate races, Stanford’s men’s and women’s team placed atop ranked NCAA competition.
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.
Led by a runner-up performance from junior Grant Fisher, the No. 4 Cardinal men’s cross country placed fourth as the No. 5 women finished eighth at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on Friday morning.
Stanford men’s and women’s track and field placed 10th and seventh respectively in the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships this past weekend in Oregon. The highlight of the championship weekend for the Cardinal was sophomore Grant Fisher’s victory in the men’s 1,500 meter as he became only the ninth individual in Stanford history to win a distance event at the conference championship and the first 1,500 champion since 2008.
This Friday, Stanford will host the Payton Jordan Invitational, an event known both for excellence in distance running and for a myriad track and field events, for the 22nd time. The meet, held at the Cobb Track and Angell Field, will commence at 11:30 a.m. with the discus throw and will continue on throughout the day. With…