Track and Field Starts 2024 Outdoor Season At Yellow Jacket Invitational

Track and Field Starts 2024 Outdoor Season At Yellow Jacket Invitational

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri track and field opens the 2024 outdoor season with a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, for the Yellow Jacket Invitational hosted by Georgia Tech on Saturday, March 16. 

MU will be one of 15 schools to send competitors to George C. Griffin Track this weekend. The Tigers will be joined by SEC compatriots Auburn, Georgia and Ole Miss. Saturday’s competition spans from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. CT.


  • At the 2024 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Mizzou maintained its streak of yielding multiple indoor All-Americans that stretches back to 1997.
  • Alicia Burnett picked up her first career All-America recognition in the women’s 60m, taking 12th to become a Second Team All-American. She became the first Tiger sprinter to become an All-American since Markesh Woodson and Kahmari Montgomery at the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
  • Sterling Scott earned the top freshman placement in the men’s triple jump, finishing 11th to take home All-America Second Team recognition. 


  • At the Yellow Jacket Invitational, the Tigers will see a trio of competitors make their Mizzou debuts.
  • Emanuele Bellanova will suit up in the Black and Gold for the first time in preparation for his debut as a decathlete. The competitor from Vercelli, Italy, will represent MU in the 200m, high jump and long jump.
  • ULM transfer Callan Saldutto joins the Tigers in the javelin after a successful stint with the Warhawks. The Toronto, Ontario, native scored a pair of podium finishes at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships, qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in each of his two seasons and represented Canada at the U20 World Championships in 2021.
  • Tarique George comes to Columbia after a stellar stint at Wyoming. The thrower from Kingston, Jamaica, earned a bronze medal at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships and qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in 2023.


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