Ostberg 4th at Pac-12 Championship race

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Wave standout of the recent past Alex Ostberg runs big time at Stanford.

COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY

Former Darien High School running star Alex Ostberg (DHS Class of ’15) placed fourth at the Pac-12 Championships as Stanford’s No. 3 runner to help the Cardinal claim the Pac-12 cross country championship with 41 points.

Ostberg, a redshirt sophomore, has consistently been among Stanford’s top three runners all season.

He recorded a time of 23:51 over the 8k course.

“This was an enormous win for Stanford,” Ostberg’s former four-year, two-sport coach at Darien High, Tyson Kaczmarek, said.

“Alex is running wonderfully right now. I’m not surprised by his performance. This where he should be.”

The Pac-12 is possibly the most competitive conference in the country at the Division 1 level with five teams ranked in the top 25 in the country — Stanford (No. 4), Colorado (No. 5), UCLA (No. 10), Oregon (No. 12), and Washington (No. 20).

On Nov. 10, Stanford placed third in the NCAA West Regional and qualified for the NCAA Championship on Saturday, Nov. 18 via an at-large bid. 

Armstrong Noonan (DHS Class of ’16) was Yale’s No. 7 runner at the Ivy League Championships.

He completed the five mile course in 26:50 to finish 69th.

Yale placed 6th as a team with 158 points.

Peter Kreuch (DHS Class of ’14) helped the University of Chicago finish in fifth place at the UAA Conference Championship.

Kreuch was 38th in 27:24 for 8k.

His team scored 115 points.

Kreuch also helped his team to a sixth place finish at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional.

He placed 62nd in 25:04 for 8k. The team scored 226 points.