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Twice as nice: Mizzou’s Schweizer qualifies for 2020 Olympics in two races

 Karissa Schweizer
Posted at 2:19 PM, Jun 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-26 15:19:26-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — The trophy case gets bigger for former Mizzou distance runner Karissa Schweizer.

With a spot on the U.S. 5,000 meter team already clinched, Schweizer clinched a spot on the 10,000 meter team on Saturday, becoming just the fifth U.S. woman to do so.

“This is an incredible honor,” Scweizer said during a post race interview with NBC. “16-year-old me would be in shock right now."

Sweizer, a six-time NCAA champion, finished second in Saturday’s 10,000 meter race.