Ja’Mari Ward also finished seventh in the men’s long jump at the meet.
Schweizer has plenty of experience at NCAA championship events, while Ward will make his first appearance at indoor nationals.
Karissa Schweizer and Ja’Mari Ward will be Missouri’s lone representatives at the NCAA championships in March.
Karissa Schweizer finished with a time of 19:47.5 to earn her sixth career All-American selection.
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.
Schweizer finished as runner-up at the Pre-National Invitational.
Women’s cross-country finishes third, while men need to perform better, Coach Burns said.
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.
Ja’Mari Ward advanced to the Junior Pan American Championships, while Karissa Schweizer broke her own 5,000-meter school record.
Take a look at the undeniable greatness of the two-time national champion and 2017 Mizzou Female Athlete of the Year.
Junior Karissa Schweizer is the first female two-time national champion and the first female multi-sport national champion in Mizzou Athletics history.
Mizzou track and field finished in eighth place overall.
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The men’s team failed to earn a medal and finished in last place, while the women’s team scored 30 points to place 10th.
The Tigers broke a number of previous marks as they competed in two different states.
Karissa Schweizer and the rest of Missouri track and field impress with a strong victory in Razorback invite
Tigers tally 10 personal records, but both men’s and women’s teams finish 13th overall in the meet.
Mizzou has not qualified for the NCAA Championship Meet since 2003.
Coach Marc Burns: “She’s a really respectful, thankful person, and she’s a coach’s dream because she does whatever you tell her to do and does it to a T.”
Coach Marc Burns: “If we’re healthy and ready to go at the end of the year, this team can compete with anyone in the conference.”