Now that an official Olympic start date has been set for July 23, 2021, many athletes are beginning a revised journey towards the next Olympics.
For marathoner Jake Riley ‘12, his Olympic berth came on the streets of Atlanta on a sunny afternoon. Despite trailing the leaders by over 40 seconds with six miles remaining, Riley made pivotal moves over the final stretch of the race to position himself in second as he crossed the finishing line.
Several Stanford track and field athletes engaged in a “non-sanctioned, off-site training activity” amid COVID-19-related restrictions, Stanford Athletics spokesperson Brian Risso confirmed in an email to The Daily on Friday.
In a weekend of unparalleled success this season, Stanford track and field produced several record-shattering results at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championships in Seattle, Wash., on Friday and Saturday.
Missed routines and goofy dismounts tainted Stanford men’s gymnastics performance at Saturday’s International Collegiate Open. In front of a home crowd of 1,248 people at Burnham Pavilion, the Cardinal placed second to reigning Olympic Champion Japan in the highly anticipated annual competition.
In a one-of-a-kind competition, Stanford men’s gymnastics will host Olympians and premiere world talents in Burnham Pavilion on Saturday for the International Collegiate Open. In their second of three home meets this season, the Cardinal will welcome reigning Olympic Champion Japan, Team Norway, world all-stars and the University of California.
Stanford will be seeking its first MPSF title since the women won in 2011 and the men in 2010. While the women’s team has finished among the top-three in each of the past three years, including runner up at last year’s championships, the men’s team will be seeking its first top-five finish since 2013.
For sophomore Brody Malone and alums Grant Breckenridge ’19 and Akash Modi ’17, their 2020 Olympic dreams progressed one step closer to reality this past weekend. All three gymnasts earned spots on the US Senior National Team after competing at the Winter Cup in Las Vegas.
Sophomore Aline Krauter led Stanford women’s golf to a 5th place finish at the IJGA Collegiate Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico, earlier this week. Krauter jumped 40 spots over the last two rounds of the tournament to finish tied for eighth at the Guadalajara Country Club.
No. 25 Stanford women’s gymnastics capped off Sunday’s dual against No. 10 Cal with what head coach Tabitha Yim described as an “electric” performance in the floor exercise. A stunning career-high 9.950 from junior Kyla Bryant highlighted the final event of the day for the Cardinal women, who came up short 197.125-196.175 to their Bay Area rivals.
In the final weekend of regular season competition, Stanford track and field set one school record and one freshman record to go along with 11 additions to the top 10 all-time indoor performers’ list.
Both Stanford golf programs competed away from the Farm this weekend. The men’s team placed 15th at the annual Amer Ari Intercollegiate in Kona, Hawaii, on Saturday, while the women’s team remained in-state, finishing seventh against a competitive field at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge on Tuesday.
Stanford men’s gymnastics displayed its talented and capable roster on Saturday, posting the new national-best score of 420.400 to win the Southwestern Cup hosted by Arizona State (ASU). The No. 2 Cardinal toppled No. 5 Ohio State, No. 11 Cal and a pair of ASU teams to remain undefeated this season.
No. 2 Stanford men’s gymnastics claimed its fourth-straight victory this season after defeating No. 11 Cal, No. 12 Arizona State and No. 17 Washington by sizeable margins at the Pac-12 Invite in Berkeley on Sunday.
After her historic opening to the indoor track and field season two weeks ago, senior Ella Donaghu continued her momentum on Saturday, breaking the Stanford record for the mile on a regulation indoor track.
The Cardinal will be represented by 49 athletes as the team heads to its second meet of the indoor season.
Led by top-10 finishes from sophomores Ethan Ng and Freddie Lee, the Cardinal placed fifth overall with a 12-over 876 to open the spring season.
The last time the two programs met was in April of 2019, and Stanford was celebrating the program's first NCAA title since 2011 after halting the Sooner's four-year title-winning streak.
Stanford opened the indoor track and field season with nationally-ranked performances at the UW Preview on Saturday. The meet marked the debut of first-year head coach J.J. Clark and his staff.
Fired up and ready to go, Stanford opens the indoor track and field season with the annual UW Preview on Saturday. Under the leadership of first-year head coach J.J. Clark, the team will face a variety of west-coast opponents in its season debut at Washington’s Dempsey Indoor.
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As time expired, Stanford coaches and players alike jumped into Chris Kjeldsen Pool in Stockton, California on Sunday, celebrating the team's 11th NCAA title and 12th national championship in program history.
Senior Ella Donaghu earned her first All-America honor by placing eighth at the NCAA Championships on Nov. 23. The women's team finished third overall, the program's highest finish since 2012.