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.
LAST TIME OUT
- 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).
OFF TO A GREAT START
- 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 IS ROCKING IT
- Petra Gombas has not started out 2024 in a sophomore slump, blasting past her personal best in the weight throw to…