Chance Sticklen, 23 Sports

The Mizzou men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled nearly 2,300 miles over the last two days, competing in the Stanford Invitational on Friday and then they were off to Oxford, Mississippi where both teams participated in the Ole Miss Classic.

After a stellar performance from senior Karissa Schweizer, who put up record numbers on Friday, Mizzou hoped to keep the wheels turning in the right direction on Saturday.

Not only was Schweizer a notable competitor for the Tigers over the two days, Mizzou also rallied behind Allie Webb and Samantha Farmer who each recorded Top-10 program marks. Webb, who is only a sophomore, surpassed her javelin personal record (43.62m), tossing a new best, 44.11m, ranking eighth all-time, while redshirt sophomore Samantha Farmer performed well in 3000m steeplechase, posting a time of 11:05.26, finishing inside the Top-10 in the third slot.

For the Tigers, three different participants notched event wins on Saturday. Redshirt junior Jerrad Mason, hailing from Bridgetown, Barbados, won the 400m dash. The high jump was also a big success for the black and gold as Maya Cody and Karissa Roman each secured first place victories. Mason and Roman also lit up the stat book, each posting personal records in their wins (Mason: 47.48, Roman: matched personal best jump at 1.75m).

Redshirt junior Gabi Jacobs recorded a season-best in the shot put with a mark of 15.26m, freshman Chris Conrad completed the 800m run at 1:50.63 and redshirt freshman Karina Liz, who found herself in the third spot in the women’s 800m run, with a time of 2:11.11.

Head coach Brett Halter was very pleased with his team’s success over the two day stretch, “Solid weekend for both teams. Terrific debut for Karissa in the 10k, lots of personal best, but, most importantly a great weekend of work”.

The Tigers will have a chance to rest next week, before preparing to travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas to compete in the John McDonnell Invitational the following week, April 13-14.