Stanford track and field ranked among top programs in nation


Stanford has been rated among the elite overall programs in the nation as determined by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Taking into account NCAA team finishes in cross country, and indoor and outdoor track and field, the Stanford men ranked No. 3 in the John McDonnell Program of the Year Award standings and the women No. 5 in the Terry Crawford Award standings.

Stanford was one of nine schools to rank among the top 15 among both men and women, among five in both top 10s, and among three in both top 5s. By counting the points together from their NCAA finishes in each meet (lowest score wins), Stanford ranks No. 3 among combined programs.

The Stanford men were third in cross country, eighth in indoor track and 13th outdoors. Individually, Sean McGorty was second in the NCAA Outdoor 5,000 and Indoor 3,000, anchored the distance medley relay team to fourth indoors, and was seventh in NCAA cross country. Harrison Williams was fourth in the NCAA Indoor heptathlon and fourth in the Outdoor decathlon.

The Cardinal women were 14th in cross country, 16th indoors, and seventh outdoors. Individually, Olivia Baker was second in the NCAA Outdoor 800 and third indoors. Elise Cranny was the NCAA Outdoor 1,500 runner-up and contributed to the NCAA Indoor third-place distance medley relay team. Valarie Allman placed third in the NCAA discus, and Claudia Saunders was fourth in the NCAA Outdoor 800.

— David Kiefer/Stanford Athletics

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