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Stanford strengthened its cross country and track and field programs with the announcement of five new signees., Stanford's Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field, now has a recruiting class of 19 overall.Men's signees are Evan Burke (London, Ontario, Canada)/ London South Collegiate Institute), Zane Fodge (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville HS), and Matt Rizzo (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville HS). Archer is considering a major involving biomechanical engineering.Personal bests: 1,500 3:53.22; 3,000 8:14.99.Evan Burke, 17, earned his first international victory with a 27:20 effort at the NACAC Under-20 cross country championships in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday. Burke finished fourth in the 3,000 meters at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires last year, where he set a national U18 record of 8:14.99. Burke has qualified to run for Canada at the World U20 Championships in Denmark in March.Personal bests: 800 1:54.23; 1,500 3:56.38.Zane Fodge was sixth at the Nike Cross Nationals Northwest regional and is among Oregon's top high school middle-distance runners.
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