Friday, April 21, 2017

Unveiling the Cardinal Classic

Stanford hosts two-day track and field competition
Unveiling the Cardinal Classic
Bob Drebin

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Photo of Isaac Westlund at Stanford Invitational by Bob Drebin/ISI Photos.

STANFORD, Calif. – The two-day Cardinal Classic, a new home meet on the Stanford track and field calendar, begins Friday at Cobb Track and Angell Field.

The meet grew out of last year's Stanford Twilight Meet, a first-year event contested over a single evening. Like the Twilight, this will mainly be a college-focused competition with few post-collegians.

There will be 22 teams represented. Among the most prominent are Texas (No. 9 in USTFCCCA women's rankings, No. 10 in the men's), Florida State (No. 13 women), and Harvard (No. 14 women). Stanford (No. 10 women, No. 14 men) leads a group of distance powers that include Colorado, New Mexico, Northern Arizona, and Oklahoma State.
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Meet information:

Cardinal Classic
Friday and Saturday.
Where: Cobb Track and Angell Field
Events begin:
    Friday: Field, Noon; Running, 6 p.m.
    Saturday: Field, 2 p.m.; Running, 4:30 p.m.

Follow the action:

Live results: Click here.
Heat sheets: Click here.
Event schedule: Click here.

Flotrack premium webcast: Click here.

Meet Twitter: @StanfordMeets
Stanford Twitter: @stanfordXCTF
Stanford Instagram: StanfordXCTF

Tickets: For adults, tickets are $10 each day. For youths, seniors, and staff, tickets are $5 each day. The ticket booth outside the entrance to the track stadium opens at 8 a.m. each day.

More ticket information: Click here.
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Best options: Varsity Lot, Lot 2.
Free parking on Friday and Saturday is available in the Varsity Lot (next to Sunken Diamond) and Lot 2 (on the El Camino Real side of Stanford Stadium). Access to both is from Nelson Road/Sam McDonald Road off Galvez Street. Keep in mind that parking is free everywhere on campus after 4 p.m. Friday and on weekends.
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Stanford notes:

The women's 800 and the men's 5,000 will be among the most anticipated events from a Stanford perspective. The meet will mark the season outdoor 800 debut for Cardinal junior Olivia Baker, the reigning Pac-12 400 champ who was second at NCAA outdoors last year.

Stanford's Grant Fisher will race a 5,000 for the first time since finishing sixth at NCAA outdoors last year as a freshman. His 13:30.13 from that race placed him on the U.S. under-20 all-time list.

Stanford teammates Christina Aragon, a freshman, and junior Elise Cranny – two of the top women in the country – race each other in the 1,500. Last year, Aragon became the first American to medal in the event at the World U20 Championships, running a personal best 4:08.71. Cranny, the reigning Pac-12 champion, set a school record of 4:09.54 while placing second at the 2016 NCAA Championships by 0.004. Each reached the semifinals of the Olympic Trials last summer.

Three-time Argentina champion Carolina Lozano and Fresno State's Annemarie Schwanz, the Stanford Invitational winner and a returning NCAA finalist, are in the field. So are Tabor Scholl and Page Hurta of Colorado's NCAA indoor champion distance medley relay team.

Among those in the 800 field are 2016 Canadian Olympian Alicia Brown, Iowa State's NCAA indoor 800 finalist Jasmine Staebler, and Dani Jones, the NCAA indoor 3,000 champion who anchored Colorado to a dramatic NCAA DMR victory.

Among the throwers competing are Stanford senior discus thrower Valarie Allman, whose 205-6 (62.64 meters) at Long Beach State last weekend was the longest throw by an American this year. Allman is redshirting in order to return for a fifth year in 2018, but has set two personal discus records in three discus competitions already this season. She is a two-time Pac-12 discus champ and was third at NCAA's last year.

Stanford sophomore Mackenzie Little, the 2016 Pac-12 javelin champ, never has lost at home and will seek her sixth victory at Cobb Track and Angell Field.
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Schedule of Stanford Athletes

Noon: Women's javelin (Mackenzie Little, Victoria Smith).
2 p.m.: Men's javelin (Trevor Danielson, Charles Kerr).
2 p.m.: Women's hammer (Valarie Allman*, Lena Giger).
2 p.m. Women's long jump (Daryth Gayles, Marisa Kwiatkowski).
4 p.m.: Men's hammer (Landon Ellingson, Tristen Newman, Michael Painter).
4 p.m.: Men's pole vault (Dylan Duvio*).
4 p.m.: Men's long jump (Jaak Uudmae, Harrison Williams*).
5 p.m.: Women's high jump (Rachel Reichenbach).
6:12 p.m.: Men's 400 hurdles (Sec. 1: Lucas Ege, Colin Dolese; Sec. 2: Julian Body, Daniel Brady).
6:28 p.m.: Men's 800 (Sec. 4: Nathaniel Kucera).
6:36 p.m.: Men's 800 (Sec. 3: Daniel Book).
6:40 p.m.: Women's 800 (Sec. 2: Maddy Berkson, Sarah Walker).
6:44 p.m.: Men's 800 (Sec. 2: Brian Smith).
6:48 p.m.: Women's 800 (Sec. 1/Invitational: Olivia Baker, Malika Waschmann).
6:59 p.m.: Women's 200 (Sec. 3: Michaela Crunkleton Wilson).
7:11 p.m.: Men's 200 (Sec. 1: Amit Maity; Sec. 2: Jaak Uudmae; Sec. 3: Jackson Shumway*; Sec. 4: Harrison Williams*).
7:28 p.m.: Women's 5,000 (Sec. 2: Sophie Chase, Danielle Katz, Julia Maxwell, Abbie McNulty).
7:47 p.m.: Men's 5,000 (Sec. 2: Blair Hurlock, Will Lauer, Alek Parsons*).
8:03 p.m.: Women's 5,000 (Sec. 1/Invitational: Fiona O'Keeffe).
8:22 p.m.: Men's 5,000 (Sec. 1/Invitational: Grant Fisher, Patrick Gibson, Jack Keelan, Collin Leibold*, Garrett Sweatt).

2 p.m.: Men's high jump (Trevor Rex).
2 p.m.: Women's discus (Valarie Allman*, Jaimi Salone).
2 p.m.: Men's shot put (Tristen Newman, Harrison Williams*).
2 p.m.: Women's triple jump (Marisa Kwiatkowski).
4 p.m.: Men's triple jump (Fisayo Omilana).
4 p.m.: Women's pole vault (Taylore Jaques*, Erika Malaspina, Nicole Summersett).
4:44 p.m.: Women's steeplechase (Danielle Katz).
5 p.m.: Men's discus (Landon Ellingson).
5 p.m.: Women's shot put (Lena Giger, Jaimi Salone).
5:14 p.m.: Women's 100 hurdles (Sec. 1: Hannah Labrie-Smith).
5:25 p.m.: Men's 110 hurdles (Harrison Williams*).
5:36 p.m.: Women's 400 (Sec. 1: Missy Mongiovi; Sec. 2: Amber Lewis).
5:44 p.m.: Men's 400 (Sec. 3: Frank Kurtz, Jackson Shumway*).
5:58 p.m.: Women's 100 (Sec. 2: Daryth Gayles).
6:09 p.m.: Men's 100 (Sec. 1: Terrance Alexander; Sec. 2: Isaiah Brandt-Sims).
6:23 p.m.: Women's 1,500 (Sec. 4: Claire Smith).
6:36 p.m.: Women's 1,500 (Sec. 3: Catherine Pagano).
6:43 p.m.: Men's 1,500 (Sec. 3: Scott Buttinger, Ryan Silva).
6:49 p.m.: Women's 1,500 (Sec. 2: Maddy Berkson, Vanessa Fraser*, Rebecca Mehra).
6:56 p.m.: Men's 1,500 (Sec. 2: Tai Dinger, Collin Leibold*, Patrick Perrier).
7:02 p.m.: Women's 1,500 (Sec. 1/Invitational: Christina Aragon, Elise Cranny, Malika Waschmann).
7:15 p.m.: Women's 4x400 (Stanford).
7:21 p.m.: Men's 4x400 (Sec. 1: Stanford 'B'; Sec. 2: Stanford 'A').

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