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Scott, Burnett Set To Represent Missouri At NCAA Indoor Championships

Sterling Scott

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri track and field will send two competitors to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, this weekend, Friday, March, 8 and Saturday, March 9. Junior Alicia Burnett qualified to run the women’s 60m and freshman Sterling Scott is set to represent the Tigers in the men’s triple jump.

Burnett is slated to compete in the women’s 60m preliminaries Friday at 6:18 p.m. CT. If she places among the top-eight finishers in the preliminary round, she will advance to the women’s 60m final on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. CT. In the men’s triple jump, Scott will compete Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT. The meet will be streamed all weekend long on ESPN+.

  • The Tigers scored team points in six events at the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships, as the men’s team finished with 10 team points and the women’s side earned 9.5 team points.
  • Scott secured Missouri’s best placement of the meet, taking home a bronze medal in the men’s triple jump with a lifetime-best 16.14m (52-11.5) leap which slotted him third in the program record book.
  • Kelsey Schweizer notched a fifth-place result in the women’s 800m, marking the second time in her career that she’s contributed team points at SEC Indoors.
  • Mitch Weber took fifth in the men’s weight throw with a personal-best 21.68m (71-1.5) toss which moves him up to fourth all-time in Mizzou history in the event.
  • The women’s distance medley relay crew of Schweizer, Brianna LeeNicole Louw and Anneken Viljoen scored a seventh-place finish at a 11:27.28 clip that ranks ninth all-time in Mizzou track and field history.
  • Claudina Diaz finished seventh in the women’s high jump with a 1.80m (5-10.75) leap to earn her second top-eight finish in as many years.
  • Burnett rounds out the list with a seventh-place finish in the women’s 60m, finishing with a 7.28 pace.
  • Three Mizzou distance runners earned program top-10 marks at the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships, as Jenna Schwartz (No. 4 in the women’s 5000m, 16:25.20), Eddie Zuercher (No. 7 in the men’s 5000m, 14:18.00) and Declan Tunney (No. 8 in the men’s 5000m, 14:09.03) each wrote their names in the record books.
  • Freshman Sterling Scott qualified for the men’s triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships on the back of the best triple jump season by a freshman this year.
  • With his bronze-medal winning jump of 16.14m (52-11.5) at the SEC Indoor Championships, Scott captured the 10th-best men’s triple jump mark in the nation to book a spot in this weekend’s national championship meet.
  • By qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships, Scott has become the first Missouri freshman to qualify for an NCAA Track and Field Championships (indoor or outdoor) since Georgi NachevMirieli Santos and Roberto Vilches qualified for the outdoor competition in 2019.
  • Over his four events during the indoor season, he has steadily moved up Missouri’s all-time top 10 list, as he now sits in the No. 3 position in the men’s triple jump.
  • Sprinter Alicia Burnett has been on a record-breaking tear through the indoor season as she qualified for her first NCAA Indoor Championships.
  • In the 60m prelims at the DeLoss Dodds Invitational, the St. Louis, Missouri, product set the program’s women’s 60m record with a 7.28 mark. Burnett broke LaQuisha Jackson’s time of 7.31 set in 2015.
  • In the event final, she blew away her old mark set earlier in the day with a 7.21 sprint. Since breaking Jackson’s record in early February, she has topped the previous record four times this season.
  • Her 7.21 mark ranks No. 13 in the country heading into the NCAA Indoor Championships, as she became the first Missouri sprinter to qualify for the indoor championships meet since Markesh Woodson qualified for the men’s 60m dash in 2016.
  • Since taking over Missouri’s jumps team in 2016, assistant coach Iliyan Chamov has helped the Tigers become one of the most consistent jumps units in the nation. 
  • Chamov’s jumpers have captured 23 All-American honors in his eight seasons with the Tigers, and with Scott guaranteed a spot as an All-American by going to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, MU will have an All-American jumper for a seventh consecutive season.
  • With an All-American finish, Scott will join the pantheon of All-American triple jumpers under Chamov that includes Mirieli Santos (two-time All-American), Mara Haüsler (two-time All-American), Euphenie Andre (two-time All-American), Arianna Fisher (four-time All-American) and Georgi Nachev (four-time All-American).
  • The Tigers sent a pair of athletes to the 2023 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships that took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as Arianna Fisher represented Missouri in the women’s triple jump and Roberto Vilches wore the Black and Gold in the men’s high jump.
  • Both Fisher and Vilches earned All-American First Team placements, as Fisher took sixth with a program-record 14.06m (46-1.5) leap and Vilches took seventh with a 2.21m (7-3) jump.
  • With the placements, Fisher picked up her fourth career All-American accolade while Vilches took home his sixth All-American finish.

 Location/Venue  Boston, Mass. – The Track at New Balance
 Date/Times  Friday, March 8: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. CT
 Saturday, March 9: 12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CT
 Meet Schedule  NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships Meet Schedule
 Live Results  NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships Live Results
 Updates & Info  @MizzouTFXC on X
 Friday, March 8 – Track
 Events / Time (CT)  Athletes Entered
 60m Prelims (W) / 6:18 p.m.  Alicia Burnett
 Saturday, March 9 – Field
 Events / Time (CT)  Athletes Entered
 Triple Jump (M) / 2:30 p.m.  Sterling Scott
 Saturday, March 9 – Track
 Events / Time (CT)  Athletes Entered
 60m Final (W) / 6:10 p.m.  –

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