Mizzou Cross Country junior Karissa Schweizer (Urbandale, Iowa) capped off a terrific cross country season by winning the NCAA Women’s Cross Country Championship on Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind. Schweizer becomes Mizzou’s first female National Champion in cross country and the first in program history since Keith Bacon won the National Title in 1955. The Tiger junior becomes Mizzou’s 27th overall individual National Champion.
Joining Schweizer with All-America honors is junior Jamie Kempfer (Festus, Mo.), who finished 27th overall. Mizzou’s last All-American was Amanda Bales in 2003, who placed 23rd. It is the first time Mizzou has had two All-Americans since 1984 when Sabrina Dornhoefer and Andrea Fischer took home the honors.
As a team, Mizzou finished 16th overall, its highest finish at an NCAA Meet since its last appearance in 2004 when the Tigers finished 11th. The top-20 team finish is the Mizzou women’s the sixth-highest finish in program history at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
Story courtesy–Mizzou Athletics