Sports Medicine Assists at Stanford XC Invite

Stanford Cross Country Invitational

The Stanford Sports Medicine staff typically looks after the elite athletes of Stanford University. However, last weekend, the staff used it’s skills on a slightly different, and younger, group of athletes. The 41st Annual Stanford Cross Country Invitational meet was held on September 24th, and with over 3,000 competitors, safety at the event is of the upmost importance. Jesseca Holcomb, Assistant Athletic Trainer, led the event and was responsible for the safety and care of the athletes from 244 high schools and over 40 colleges and universities.

The help of the entire athletic training staff, several sports medicine physicians, and a large contingent of nurses aided Jesseca in this monumental task. The event finished flawlessly, with Jesseca stating, “I hope the event goes this well every year. Everyone did their job, and we were able to get everyone home safely.” Scott Anderson, Director of Athletic Training, added, “It’s the best event of the year.  We get to work on a group that a large portion of our staff doesn’t normally get to, and we only get better because of it.”



Courtesy of Matt Mills

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