Logan Ball, 23 Sports

Saturday, October 29–

Head Coach Marc Burns summed up Missouri’s finish in the SEC Championship race as “a big day for our program.”

The women finished third, their highest placement since joining the Southeastern Conference, and junior Karissa Schweizer was the big talk of the day.

Schweizer took the individual conference championship with her first place finish in the women’s 6000m race. The victory was her third on the season, after first place finishes in the Commodore Classic and the Chile Pepper Classic.

Tigers trailing Schweizer included Jamie Kempfer, who came in fifth with a time of 20:43.0, and Nicole Mello, who captured 36th clocking in at 21:36.0.

Both Schweizer and Kempfer earned All-SEC First Team honors by placing in the top five.

The men earned a sixth place finish and senior Drew White’s impressive day helped propel Missouri.

White took 14th in the men’s 6k race with a time of 24:28.6 and not too far behind was Oliver Lockley in 23rd.

White’s notable time gave him a spot on the All-SEC Second Team, his first award team since being an All-SEC Freshman in 2013.

Several freshmen looked impressive as well, redshirt sophomore Zach Cook took 43rd and redshirt freshman Michael Widmann completed the race at 46th.

That would be enough for Widmann to earn All-SEC Freshman team honors, as both men looked impressive in their conference championship debuts.

While the meet would finish SEC meets for the season, the Tigers now head to Iowa City, Iowa, for the NCAA Regional Championships. That meet will take place on Friday, Nov 11.