Saturday, June 16, 2018

Kimbia signs Karissa Schweizer

Kimbia Athletics is delighted to announce the signing of Karissa Schweizer, the most promising and successful female collegiate distance runner in the US in recent years.

Schweizer, 22, turns professional after a highly decorated career at the University of Missouri, where the Iowa native racked up six NCAA titles, spanning indoor, outdoor and cross country.

Most recently, Schweizer claimed success over 5000m at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, adding to her third-place finish in the 10,000m just days before. She became just the sixth woman in NCAA history to win back-to-back outdoor 5000m titles.

Schweizer was an All-American 10 times during her collegiate career, won eight conference titles, set six school records and one collegiate record.

In 2016 Schweizer became the first athlete in history from the University of Missouri to win the women’s NCAA Cross Country, where she passed four runners in the final quarter-mile to win in 19:41.60.

We look forward to working with her as she embarks on a professional career.

Image: Jeff Curry/University of Missouri

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