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Action from the 2013 Stanford Invitational. Photo by Richard C. Ersted/
Entry Guide to Stanford Invite
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 08/04/2014

STANFORD, Calif. -- The 41st annual Stanford Invitational cross country meet will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at Stanford Golf Course. Because the course will be the site of the 2014 NCAA West Regionals, this will be a good tuneup for college teams seeking to familiarize themselves with the course, and the meet will continue to be a showcase for high school runners.

The college races begin at 9:50 a.m. and are sandwiched among 12 high school races – six each for boys and girls covering five enrollment divisions and seeded races. Overall, there are 14 races.

With rolling hills and more than 300 oak trees, the course is both challenging and picturesque.  At the conclusion of the day, nearly 3,500 runners will have competed, making the Stanford Invitational one of the largest cross country events in the country.

College Entries: Must be completed online at by Sept. 21st at noon (Pacific Time).

Each college race will be limited to approximately 280 athletes, so Stanford asks coaches to please enter early.

High School Entries: Must be completed online at by Sept. 21 at noon (Pacific Time). For sanctioning purposes, schools from outside California must declare by Sept. 1.

Here are the high school enrollment divisions:

Division I – (2,101 or more)
Division II – (1,651 to 2,100)
Division III – (1,151to 1,650)
Division IV – (500 to 1,150)
Division V – (499 and fewer)

Teams will compete in their respective division. It is the responsibility of the high school coaching staff, not meet management, to enter each team correctly. To be considered for the seeded races, coaches must indicate their interest when registering at

Stanford will cap the field size in each race to a maximum of approximately 40 teams and/or 280 athletes. Teams will be chosen on a first registered, first accepted basis.

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Please e-mail meet director Joe Wagstaffe with any questions or concerns regarding the meet to

Tentative Meet Schedule:

Time Race Division Distance
9 a.m. HS boys Div. IV 5K
9:25 a.m. HS girls Div. IV 5K
9:50 a.m. College men Men 8K
10:30 a.m. College women Women 6K
11 a.m. HS boys Div. I 5K
11:30 a.m. HS girls Div. I 5K
Noon HS boys Seeded 5K
12:30 p.m. HS girls Seeded 5K
1 p.m. HS boys Div. II 5K
1:30 p.m. HS girls Div. II 5K
2 p.m. HS boys Div. III 5K
2:30 p.m. HS girls Div. III 5K
3 p.m. HS boys Div. V 5K
3:30 p.m. HS girls Div. V 5K



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