Williams sets school mark in winning 400 at indoor meet


For the second consecutive year, Stanford junior Kristyn Williams set school and meet records in the 400 meters to win the Husky Classic indoor track and field meet in Seattle.

Williams ran 53.35 on the 307-meter flat track at University of Washington's Dempsey Indoor facility Saturday to break her own year-old records by 0.01.

Kristyn Williams
She was among seven Stanford performers who moved into the Stanford all-time Top 10 indoor list or improve upon their existing marks at either the Husky Classic or the Don Kirby Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Chief among them was Elise Cranny, who ran 9:02.36 to place fifth in a fast 3,000 and moved to No. 4 at Stanford all-time. She also is now the second-fastest Cardinal freshman ever, and the fastest since Ceci Hopp ran 8:57.27 in 1982.

At Don Kirby, sophomore triple jumper Carla Forbes leaped 41-3 ¾ to move to No. 5 all-time indoors and freshman Harrison Williams moved to No. 6 at Stanford in the men's 60 hurdles by placing sixth in 8.19.

Williams earned a second victory by running the second leg on the Cardinal's victorious 4x400 relay, joining Gaby Gayles, Claudia Saunders, and Michaela Crunkleton Wilson to run 3:40.66.

In the 400, she edged 2012 800-meter Olympian Alysia Montano, who was second. Gayles took third in 54.73 – moving up to No. 8 on the Cardinal list.

Other Top-10 performances came from freshman Anna Laman in the women's 800, running 2:07.89 for No. 9 all-time. Sophomore Sean McGorty also moved up to No. 9 – in the men's 3,000 (7:54.68), while placing ninth.

Stanford athletes will have one more chance to earn qualifying marks for the NCAA Championships, when they compete at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation meet at the same Dempsey Indoor track at University of Washington, on Feb. 27-28.

— Stanford Athletics


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