Erik Olson and Jessica Tonn won the individual races and led Stanford to a sweep of the men's and women's team titles at the 40th annual Stanford Invitational cross country meet on Saturday on the Stanford Golf Course.
The Stanford men extended their team winning streak at the meet to 19 and the women won for the 10th consecutive year. It also was the second Stanford sweep in as many meets this season, after capturing the USF Invitational on Aug. 31.
Olson became the first Stanford male, other than two-time champ Chris Derrick, to win since 2006. Olson and Jim Rosa finished virtually tied, in 24:25 over the 8-kilometer course, though Olson was awarded the victory.
In scoring against the other 11 NCAA Division I teams, Stanford scored 25 points to runner-up Loyola Marymount's 50.
For the women, Tonn and Aisling Cuffe ran side by side to finish 1-2 in 21:00 over the 6-kilometer course. Tonn, a senior, earned her first collegiate invitational victory.
Stanford coach Chris Miltenberg used the meet as an evaluation tool. None of his freshmen, men or women, competed in a Stanford uniform, but ran unattached.
Miltenberg will decide whether to bring some onto the squad this season or redshirt them. One freshman who made a strong case was Sean McGorty, who was fifth overall (23:42) and would have been Stanford's No. 4 runner.
Among the women, former Los Gatos High standout Danielle Katz was the top freshman, finishing 11th (21:47) and would have been Stanford's No. 4 runner.
For Stanford's next race, at the Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind., on Oct. 19, Miltenberg will assemble teams that should more closely resemble the ones the Cardinal will field for the postseason.
Second-half goals by Courtney Verloo and Taylor Uhl propelled No. 2 Stanford to a 2-0 victory over Colorado in a Pac-12 women's soccer opener Saturday.
Four-time defending champion Stanford (8-0-1 overall, 1-0 Pac-12) extended its conference winning streak to 43 and its Pac-12 road winning streak to 23. The result also kept Stanford unbeaten in its past 13 conference openers.
Verloo, who scored a hat trick in her last match and is the reigning NSCAA national player of the week, opened the scoring in the 57th minute. A free kick led to a shot and rebound that Verloo converted for her sixth goal of the season.
Uhl followed in the 67th minute for her team-leading ninth goal of the season. Verloo pushed toward the goal from the left side before sending a centering pass to Uhl, who knocked the ball inside the right post to clinch the victory over the Buffaloes (8-2, 0-1).
Stanford returns to action Friday with its conference home opener against Arizona at 4 p.m. at Cagan Stadium, and then entertains Arizona State on Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
No. 6 Stanford dropped its second match of the season Saturday to No. 5 Syracuse, 3-1, snapping its six-game winning streak.
Syracuse grabbed the early lead, scoring at 18:05 to snap Stanford's (6-2, 1-0 NorPac) four-game shutout streak. It was the first goal Stanford allowed in 366:44.
The Orange added a second goal just before halftime when Alyssa Manley tapped in a rebound off a penalty corner to take a 2-0 lead into halftime.
Alex McCawley scored for Stanford in the 60th minute on a deflection off a penalty corner to cut Syracuse's lead in half. It was McCawley's third goal in the past two games. Kelsey Harbin and Shannon Herold assisted the goal.
Dulcie Davies was strong in net and kept the Cardinal within striking distance, making a season-high six saves.
Despite outshooting Syracuse 6-5 and holding a 5-1 penalty corner advantage in the second half, Stanford was unable to find the equalizer. The Orange added a third goal with just less than six minutes to play to seal the victory.
Stanford will take on No. 11 Albany on Sunday at 10 a.m. (PT).