David Vidal Named Assistant Track And Cross Country Coach

July 14, 2006

Stanford, Calif. - Former Stanford standout David Vidal will remain on The Farm as an assistant coach to the men's and women's track and cross country teams, announced Edrick Floreal, Director of Track and Field/Cross Country. A 2006 graduate, Vidal ranks among the best steeplechasers in school history.

'Dave will be a strong addition to our program,' said Floreal. 'His passion and commitment to our team will help foster the growth of all our student-athletes.'

Known as a positive leader and consistent competitor, Vidal helped his squads to three Pac-10 cross country titles, two NCAA West Regional titles and two sixth-place team finishes at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

During his senior campaign, Vidal helped lead the Cardinal men to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championship, as well as a runner-up team performance at the NCAA West Regional and a Pac-10 championship.

In 2005, Vidal was the Big Meet champion in the 3000 meter steeplechase before earning runner-up honors in the event at the Pac-10 Championship. His time of 8:43.07 at the 2005 NCAA West Regional ranks him fourth all-time at Stanford.

Vidal was a 2004 First-Team All-Pac-10 selection in track and field. He was also a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic track and field selection and a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic cross country selection during his time on The Farm.

A native of Kalispell, Montana, Vidal graduated in June with a degree in human biology.

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