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Track and Field Travels To Kansas State For DeLoss Dodds Invitational

Declan Tunney poses in the Jungle Set

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri track and field program continues its 2024 indoor season at the DeLoss Dodds Invitational in Manhattan, Kan, Feb. 2-3. The two-day event takes place at the K-State Indoor Track & Field Complex and begins Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. CT and concludes Saturday at 1:50 p.m CT.

The Tigers will travel 17 competitors from the women’s team and 20 from the men’s team.

  • The Tigers had a strong start to the 2024 indoor campaign at the Vanderbilt Invitational with several highlights across many disciplines.
  • Missouri featured two event winners in Nashville, as graduate student Emily Offenheiser topped the podium in the women’s shot put and sophomore Petra Gombas won the women’s weight throw.
  • Offenheiser and Gombas were among the 13 top-five placements over the weekend. 
  • Five Tigers posted marks among the top 10 in program history, with Alicia Burnett earning two such marks in the 60m and 200m.
  • At the Vanderbilt Invitational, five Tigers etched their name into the record books with program all-time top-10 marks.
  • Sophomore Alicia Burnett earned a pair of top-10 times in the 60m and the 200m, as her 60 time of 7.40 ranks third in Mizzou history and her 200 clip of 24.39 slots in at fifth.
  • Junior Kelsey Schweizer‘s 1000m time of 2:44.16 ranks second all-time in that event and just .04 off her sister, Karissa Schweizer, for the best time in program history.
  • Petra Gombas‘ event-winning weight throw toss of 19.30m (63-4) placed her seventh in program history.
  • In his first collegiate meet, freshman jumper Sterling Scott landed a 15.17m (49-9.25) triple jump that tied him for 10th in program history in the event.
  • Emily Offenheiser‘s shot put throw that earned her a gold medal ranks 10th all-time with a distance of 15.77m (51-9).
  • Emily Offenheiser had a tremendous meet at the Vanderbilt Invitational, winning the women’s shot put.
  • The win was Offenheiser’s second in her collegiate career while setting a new personal-best at 15.77m (51-9), breaking her previous mark by nearly two feet.
  • Her winning throw places her among the top-50 shot putters in the nation at No. 42.
  • Petra Gombas has not started out 2024 in a sophomore slump, blasting past her personal best in the weight throw to earn her first collegiate win.
  • With a 19.30m (63-4) toss, Gombas upped her personal record by nearly a full foot while making her mark at No. 7 on Missouri’s all-time women’s weight throw leaderboard.
  • Her throw ranks No. 60 in the NCAA standings this season.
  • Junior Kelsey Schweizer and junior McKenna Revord starred for the Tigers in the 1000m, as both placed among the top 10 in the event with times that are among the best in the country.
  • Schweizer finished fourth in the event with a 2:44.16 pace, a mark that ranks 14th in the NCAA this season.
  • Revord’s 2:49.03 time earned her sixth-place result, which places her at 42nd in the NCAA this year.
  • Alicia Burnett is off to a scorching start to her senior season with a pair of results that improve her standing among the top-10 times in Missouri track history.
  • Her 7.40 clip in the 60m ranks third all-time among Tigers, and her 24.39 200m performance earns a spot at fifth place in program history.
  • Just one meet into his debut year, freshman jumper Sterling Scott has already placed his name among the best men’s triple jumpers in Missouri history.
  • With a leap of 15.17m (49-9.25), he is now tied for 10th all-time among Tigers in the triple jump.
  • Additionally, the jump ranks 70th in the country, and with a prep PR that’s close to two feet better than his result in Nashville, he has a chance to move up the rankings this weekend.
  • In his first indoor meet in nearly two years, graduate student Mitch Weber starred in the weight throw, taking a bronze medal with a 20.48m (67-2 1/4).
  • The throw is just 0.4m off his personal record and would place him at ninth in the all-time record books for Mizzou Track and Field.
  • His mark also places him among the top 50 times in the NCAA this season at No. 46.

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