2007 Stanford Track & Field Summary

The 2007 outdoor track & field season was one to remember for Stanford, both the men and the women. Both finished 10th at the NCAA Championships, with a lengthy list of memorable athletes and performances throughout the year. With the track & field season wrapped, we take a moment to review the athletes and the numerous rewrites of the school record book by Cardinal men and women this year.

Both the Men's and the Women's teams finished in the Top 10 at the NCAAs in Sacramento this year.  Both actually tied for 10th.  This was after the Women were 2nd and the Men 8th at the Pac-10 Championships at Stanford.

Individual Pac10 Champions were:
Russell Brown, Men's 1,500m
Erica McLain, Women's Triple Jump
Arianna Lambie, Women's 1,500m and 5,000m
Teresa McWalters in the Women's 10,000m

We had several near misses at the NCAAs.  Brown and Lambie were very close to victories in the Men's and Women's 1,500m.  McLain and Michael Robertson led until near the end in the Women's Triple Jump and Men's Discus.

At the Nationals, Robertson won the Discus and McLain was 3rd in the Triple Jump to earn berths to the Worlds Championship, beginning in Japan August 25.

Those were the stars, but how did members of this year's team stack up against the Stanford All-Time Top 10 list?  Here are the answers.

Women All-Time Top 10:

100m:  Seniors Janice Davis and Jakki Bailey ended their Stanford careers as #3 and #4, respectively, off their 2006 marks.  Freshman Griffin Matthew joined them this year as the #8 All-Time.  Matthew's time was also the 3rd fasted Frosh time ever.

200m:  Davis was #3 off her 2006 time, while Bailey moved up to #6 All-Time this season.

1,500m:  Senior Arianna Lambie moved up to #3, ending her outdoor career, while sophomore Alica Follmar moved into a tie for the 10th spot.

5,000m:  Lambie moved to #5 and Teresa McWalters moved up to #7.

High Hurdles:  Freshman Nora Miller is now #7 and #3 among frosh.  Sophomore Lauren Stewart is #8 All-Time now.

400m Relay:  Stanford's seasonal best of 44.78 is 7th All-Time

Hammer:  Redshirt freshman Jaynie Goodbody moved to #7.

Javelin:  Goodbody showed her versatility by being #9 here.  Kara Bennett moved to the 3rd All-Time Frosh mark ever.

Long Jump:  Erica McLain tied her #2 All-Time best while freshman Griffin Matthew moved to #4 All-Time and #2, to McLain, All-Time Frosh.

Triple Jump:  The fabulous Ms. McLain set a School Record in the Triple Jump.

Notable Graduates:
- Lambie
- Davis
- Bailey
- The Trotter Twins, Amanda and Katy, who suffered through injuries this season.  Amanda is 6th in the Steeplechase and 11th in the 5,000m, and Katy 2nd in the Steeplechase in the record book.
- High jumper Lindsay Gannaway tied for 5th All-Time.
- 800m runner Ashley Freeman, 4th All-Time who ran a Top 10 time this season.
- Hammer thrower Katy Elsbury
- Versatile Sally Mills, 8th in the Javelin.

Men All-Time Top 10:

100m/200m:  Osaisai remains the School Record Holder in the 100m, and ran what would have placed him 6th All-Time this year in the 100m.  He remains 5th in the 200m, off his 2006 performance.

800m:  Russell Brown's race in early July in Europe moves him to a tie for 6th on the All-Time list.

1500m/Mile:  Brown's 3:37.56 moves him to 4th place, and Garrett Heath moves to 8th.  They both ran sub 4-minute indoor Mile's, giving Stanford seven 4-minute milers in our history.

5,000m/10,000m:  Neftalem Araia, injured all this year, remains 9th in the 5,000m and 5th in the 10,000m off his 2006 performances.

High Hurdles:  Myles Bradley moved into 3rd place All-Time, while frosh Richard Sherman 6th among freshmen.  Josh Hustedt to 10th All-Time.

Discus:  Michael Robertson's 210-1, our second School Record on the year, won the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.  Daniel Schaerer moved into 3rd All-Time.

Triple Jump:  Richard Sherman's 50-0 moves him to a tie for 10th All-Time and a tie for 3rd on the frosh list.  Feranmi Okanlami was just off his 2006 4th best ever.

Pole Vault:  Josh Hustedt to 10th and Graham Hoste remains at 2nd with his 2006 vault of 18-1.

Shot Put:  Mike Macellari into 9th place.

Javelin:  A new frosh record by Daniel Haddock. 182-8.  Note to fellow Bootie, Hmmm.

Decathlon:  Josh Hustedt into 5th place.

Notable Graduates:
- Robertson
- Okanlami
- Jonathon Pierce, injured all year, 4th All-Time in the Steeplechase.
- Distances runners Brett Gotcher and Jacob Gomez who were both in the NCAA's.

A solid season for Stanford, and a great home or close to home season with the Pac-10s at Stanford and the NCAAs in Sacramento.  They won't be so close next year.  But our two World Championship athletes Robertson and McLain will join a number of Stanford grads as potential 2008 Olympians.

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