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Brendan Lavell, 23 Sports

Monday, February 8—

The Mizzou track and field team racked up five event wins at the Husker Invitational. The meet, which took place in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday and Saturday, hosted several of the country’s best track programs.

Freshman Jamie Kempfer was victorious in the women’s 5000m run on Friday, crossing the line in 17:00.21 and earning the 10th best time in Mizzou history. Freshman Ellyn Atkinson finished fourth in a time of 17:15.16. Freshman Kahmari Montgomery also earned a top-5 finish, placing fourth in the men’s 400m dash in 47.71.

The Tigers heated up Saturday with four wins and eight other top-5 finishes.

On the distance side, sophomore Valeska Halamicek took the women’s 800m run in 2:10.75. Graduate student Liz Reida finished fourth in 2:13.54. Junior Cain Winebrenner finished fourth on the men’s side with a time of 1:51.87. Junior Teylar Adelsberger won the women’s mile in 4:55.19. Graduate student Luca Russo took fifth for the men in 4:10.17.

Sophomore Karissa Schweizer was the runner-up in the elite section of the women’s 3000m run, finishing in 9:17.98. Schweizer’s time was good to move her into fourth in Mizzou history.

In the slower section, sophomore Nicole Mello was victorious with a time of 10:02.06. Junior Jordan Cook finished fifth on the men’s side, clocking in at 8:28.55.

In the slower section of the women’s 200m dash, freshman Maya Cody finished third in 24.56, also good for third in Mizzou history. Senior Tony Carodine finished fourth in the men’s triple jump, landing at 15.12m.

Mizzou’s final victory went to the women’s 4×400 relay team, comprised of senior Ayo Adewole, sophomore Valeria Thames, junior LaQuisha Jackson and senior Sandrae Farquharson. The team finished in 3:40.27, the second fastest time in Mizzou history. The men’s team finished third in 3:13.47.

The Tigers’ next stop will be Feb. 12-13 at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Less than three weeks remain until the SEC Championships.

Photo courtesy of www.gpacsports.com.