CARDINAL CORNER . . . Considered one of the most iconic and inspirational players in Stanford men's basketball history, Mark Madsen is returning to The Farm as an assistant coach. Cardinal head coach Johnny Dawkins made the announcement on Tuesday. Madsen replaces Dick Davey, who announced his retirement in March after serving the past four years as the program's associate head coach. Madsen will work primarily with the team's post players . . . Stanford senior Katerina Stefanidi set a meet record to win the women's pole vault Wednesday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. The victory elevated the Cardinal women into first place, after three events, on the opening day. Stefanidi who had been the NCAA runner-up a year ago, cleared 14-7 1/4 on her first try and became the first Stanford woman to win an NCAA title in the pole vault. Stanford freshman Brianna Bain finished second in the women's javelin with a school record of 180-2. Teammate Justine Fedronic set a school record of 2:03.54 in the women's 800 semifinals, but failed to advance. In the men's competition, Stanford senior Chris Derrick completed a distinguished college career with a third-place finish of 28:17.28 in the 10,000 meters.
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