COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri track and field team will travel to Fayetteville, Ark. to compete in the 2023 SEC Indoor Championships on Friday and Saturday. The two-day competition at the Randal Tyson Track Center will begin Friday at noon and can be streamed live on SECN+.
Missouri will have 39 athletes seeking conference titles throughout the weekend.
The running unit is led by Christopher Conrad and Alicia Burnett who posted personal bests and top-10 times in program history in their respective events at the Music City Challenge on Feb. 10-11. Conrad ran a 1:47.96 in the men’s 800m, ranking 33rd nationally, while Burnett finished the women’s 60m in 7.43. Both will compete in the same races this weekend.
Roberto Vilches, Missouri’s program record holder in the high jump is looking to defend his title. Vilches, who holds the nation’s 21st-best mark this season (2.16m, 7-1), captured gold after clearing in 2.23m (7-3.75) the event a season ago.
Georgi Nachev enters the triple jump field for the first time this season. Nachev placed second at SEC Indoors last year with the second overall mark in Missouri history at 16.48m (54-1). He claimed fourth at the 2022 NCAA Indoor Championships with a distance of 16.23m (53-3).
On the women’s side, Arianna Fisher will face off against the conference competition in the triple jump. Fisher set the program record of 13.52m (44-4.25) at the Razorback Invitational on Jan. 8, 2022 and ranks 16th in the nation this season after leaping 13.19m (43-3.25) at the Texas Tech Open on Jan. 26.
Sydney Oberdiek comes into the title meet following a personal-best performance of 20.92m (68-7.75) in the weight throw at the Music City Challenge. The throw ranks her second in program history in the event and 24th nationally this season.
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