J.J. Angelo-23Sports

The Mizzou Women’s team placed six runners in the top 13 to gain its’ second team victory in a row. It was a special performance on a special day for the Mizzou Cross Country program. Hosting their first home meet in five seasons, the Tigers did it all on a brand-new team course at Gans Creek Park. Festivities began at 4:15 PM with a dedication of the new course, but when the gun went off at 5:00 PM it was all business for the Tigers. Senior Jordyn Kleve and junior Sarah Chapman lead the pack early and finished the six-kilometer race third and fourth respectively. However, it was a trio of freshman who continued in unprecedented excellence for Mizzou. Freshman Jenna Schwartz, Ginger Murnieks, and Isabelle Christiansen all finished in the top 13. Additionally, both Schwartz and Murnieks have earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors in meets prior. After sweeping victories in back to back weeks, it’s safe to say the future is bright for the Mizzou Women’s Cross Country team both this season and beyond.

The Tigers have plenty of time to prepare for their next competition on October 18th, the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin. Postseason play is coming up soon as the Tigers begin their quest for national success on November 1st in the SEC Championship