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Card Among Top Programs

Jun 14, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford finished second in the standings for the John McDonnell Men's Program of the Year, for combined success in cross country, and indoor and outdoor track and field during the 2021-22 academic year. 

This is Stanford's highest men's finish since winning the award, compiled by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, in 2019. 

For the Terry Crawford Women's Program of the Year honor, Stanford placed sixth. Both programs are under the oversight of third-year coach J.J. Clark, Stanford's Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field.

The distinction comes days after the Cardinal men placed eighth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. In addition, Stanford was fifth in NCAA cross country and 12th in indoor track.

The Cardinal women were sixth in cross country, 18th in indoor track, and 13th in outdoor track. 

Stanford was one of two schools to place among the top seven in both divisions, joining Arkansas. 

Among the 2021-22 highlights for the men was Ky Robinson's second-place in the NCAA indoor 5,000 and fourth in the outdoor 5,000, a third from freshman Udodi Onwuzurike in the outdoor 200, and fourth-places outdoors from triple jumper Keyshawn King, and Cole Sprout in the 10,000. Charles Hicks was the Pac-12 cross country champion and conference winner on the track in the 10,000 for the second consecutive year. 

For the women, a runner-up finish in the distance medley relay at the NCAA indoor meet, and a third place from Christina Aragon in the 1,500 and a fourth in the heptathlon by Allie Jones at the NCAA outdoor championships. Also, Julia Heymach was the NCAA West Regional cross country champion, was fifth in the NCAA outdoor 1,500 and seventh in the NCAA indoor mile. 

In 2021-22, Stanford crowned thee All-Americans in cross country, eight in indoor track and 11 outdoors.