Karissa Schweizer paced the women’s field with a time of 19:50.9 to defend her regional title while Thomas George led the men’s side with a 15th-place finish.
After suffering a broken neck and a shattered skull in the summer of 2015, senior Megan Cunningham has become a key runner for Mizzou women’s cross-country in 2017.
Karissa Schweizer will look to defend her conference title this Friday in Athens, Georgia.
George has been the Mizzou frontrunner in all but one of the races this season.
Coach Marc Burns: “I think in these last few weeks you’re going to really see her go crazy.”
Schweizer finished as runner-up at the Pre-National Invitational.
Coach Marc Burns: “She’s really lived our Tiger Tough mentality.”
Hindman has his sights set on Tokyo 2020 after competing in two straight Junior World Championships.
Schweizer finished first with a time of 19:54, while Thomas George led the men’s team with a 13th-place finish.
Women’s cross-country finishes third, while men need to perform better, Coach Burns said.
Months after his transfer from Arkansas, Mugeche returned to the course at the JK Gold Classic last Saturday, this time in a Missouri uniform.
Both the women’s and men’s teams came out strong to open the season.
The women’s team returns with defending NCAA champion Karissa Schweizer aiming at the NCAA Midwest Regionals title for the second year in a row.
After capturing her third national title in track and field, Schweizer will look to bring Mizzou women’s cross-country its first team national championship.
Schweizer: “I couldn’t believe it happened; it was a dream.”
Karissa Schweizer has earned multiple awards after winning the NCAA cross-country title.
Missouri finished 16th for the team’s best finish at the NCAAs since 2004.
The team improves a bit over last year’s regionals performance, but not enough to advance to NCAA Championships.
The team will advance to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2004.
The men and women’s teams run right into the challenge of Regionals against stout competition.