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Seven Tigers Claim Program Top-10 Marks On First Day Of SEC Indoor Championships

Alicia Burnett 60m

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Missouri track and field team opened the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships with seven program top-10 marks and a pair of Tigers punching their ticket to the finals of their respective events.

Alicia Burnett qualified for the women’s 60-meter final after finishing seventh overall with a time of 7.23 in preliminaries. She was .02 seconds off her personal and program-best mark set three weeks ago at the DeLoss Dodds Invitational in Manhattan, Kan. 

Kelsey Schweizer earned a spot in the women’s 800-meter final after placing second in heat one. She claimed the final automatic qualifying spot via a pass on the homestretch. Her time of 2:05.83 elevated her to a top-five position on the Mizzou all-time indoor list.

Mitch Weber notched a fifth-place finish in the men’s weight throw, setting a personal best mark of 21.68m (71-1.5). His toss moved him to fourth on Mizzou’s indoor all-time list. 

Jenna Schwartz clocked a 16:25.20 in the women’s 5,000-meter, the fourth-best mark in program history.

Distance runners Eddie Zuercher and Declan Tunney also set program top-10 marks as their men’s 5,000-meter times of 14:18.00 and 14:29.35 rank seventh and eighth in program history, respectively.

The women’s distance medley squad of Brianna Lee, Nicole Louw, Kelsey Schweizer and Anneken Viljoen rounded out the day by setting the ninth-fastest time in program history, clocking in at 11:27.28 in the team’s debut outing.


Missouri rounds out the 2024 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, Feb. 24. Coverage from the Randal Tyson Track Center begins at 4 p.m. and will be streamed on SEC Network+.

Event Place. Athlete – Time | Notes (PB = Personal Best, FR = Facility Record)

60m Prelim (W)

7. Alicia Burnett – 7.23 (q)

60m Prelim (M)

27. Steven Marks – 6.91

28. Robert Hines – 6.91 | PB

800m Prelim (W)

7. Kelsey Schweizer – 2:05.83 (Q) | PB, 5th on Mizzou’s Indoor All-Time Top 10 List

22. Brianna Lee – 2:12.51

800m Prelim (M)

14. Johnny Martin – 1:53.44

15. Andrew Simard – 1:54.07

16. Colby Revord – 1:54.32

Mile Prelim (W)

13. Reilly Revord – 4:54.11

Mile Prelim (M)

13. Davis Helmerich – 4:05.78

18. Angus Beer – 4:08.21

23. Jack Forer – 4:15.87

5000m Final (W)

11. Jenna Schwartz – 16:25.20 | PB, 4th on Mizzou’s Indoor All-Time Top 10 List

19. Mikayla Reed – 17:09.11

5000m Final (M)

16. Eddie Zuercher – 14:18.00 | 7th on Mizzou’s Indoor All-Time Top 10 List

17. Declan Tunney – 1419.03 | 8th on Mizzou’s Indoor All-Time Top 10 List

21. Austin Popplewell – 14:29.35

29. Blake Morris – 14:45.13

31. Quentin Worley – 15:16.34

DMR Final (W)

7. 11:27.28 | 9th on Mizzou’s Indoor All-Time Top 10 List

Brianna Lee

Nicole Louw

Kelsey Schweizer

Anneken Viljoen

DMR Final (M)

10. 9:57.89

Angus Beer

Davis Helmerich

Ethan Lee

Andrew Simard

Weight Throw (W)

12. Petra Gombas – 17.12m (56-2)

15. Ames Burton – 15.58m (51-1 1/2)

Weight Throw (M)

5. Mitch Weber –  21.68m (71-1 1/2) | PB, 4th on Mizzou’s Indoor All-Time Top 10 List

14. Sam Innes – 18.26m (59-11)

15. Garik Pozecki – 18.01m (59-1 1/4)

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics