The Tigers’ cross-country season came to an end at Regionals.
Kieran Wood led the Tigers with a 10th place finish on the men’s side.
To have teammates next to you in the trenches means everything,” coach Marc Burns says going into postseason competition.
Findley and Wood paced the Tigers again.
Five of the six current transfers on the MU cross-country teams started in Missouri, committed elsewhere then transferred back as the program thrived.
Despite some strong individual performances, Saturday was the Tigers’ lowest team finish of the young cross-country season.
“We need them,” Coach Marc Burns said of his freshman class, which includes local standouts Mikayla Reed and Tori Findley.
The women’s team placed first again at the meet.
Thomas George came to Missouri right out of high school while Kieran Wood is a graduate transfer.
XC: Menghini leads Missouri women to victory while George paces men to second place finish at Brooks Twilight
Menghini was the top attached scorer at the meet.
As collegiate career ends, Karissa Schweizer reigns as most decorated Missouri athlete in school history
Schweizer has laid claim to eight All-American honors, six school records and five national championships (and counting).
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.