Across the country, Schweizer represents Mizzou

By Chris Joseph, 23 Sports

Sunday, Nov. 23-

Freshman Karissa Schweizer was the lone Missouri Tiger on the prowl Saturday, competingin the NCAA Cross Country National Championship. The race in Terre Haute, Ind., saw her finish 155th with a time 21:36.30.

The 6000m women’s race ended with Kate Avery, a junior from Iona, claiming the individual title while the Michigan State Spartans were crowned national champions.

For the men, it was sophomore Edward Cheserek of Oregon and the University of Colorado team who could walk away with hardware after the 10000m contest. Missouri did not have a male participant.

The NCAA Championship ended an impressive season for Schweizer. She garnered an All-Midwest Regional Finish and SEC freshman of the year honors. To boot, she was a top three finisher for the Missouri women in all seven of her meets this year and came in at 7th in the NCAA MidWest Regional Championships. The Urbandale, Ia. native was one of only five freshman to qualify for the NCAA Championship meet.

Going forward, Missouri begins its indoor track season January 10th at the Iowa Triangular in Iowa City, Ia.